[pccgrads] FW: Climate Change and Health Equity Researcher position with the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity

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From: Alison Cullen [mailto:alison at uw.edu]
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 3:20 PM
To: Evans School Jobs
Subject: Climate Change and Health Equity Researcher position with the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity

Position announcement here:


Dear Colleagues,

Please help us identify excellent candidates for this exciting opportunity to lead at the nexus between public health and climate change work. The Office of Health Equity <http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/OHEMain.aspx> of the California Department of Public Health seeks a research scientist experienced in epidemiology/biostatistics or social/behavioral sciences to lead research investigating the health impacts of the implementation of the ground-breaking California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) <http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/ab32/ab32.htm> . AB 32 requires a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, setting the stage for a transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future.

The Research Scientist IV will provide epidemiological and analytical leadership and support for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Health Equity regarding the implementation of AB 32, climate change and health adaptation, the Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project of the Health in all Policies Task Force and other public health activities.

The epidemiologist in this position will be the lead technical advisor for the Climate Action Team <http://climatechange.ca.gov/climate_action_team/index.html> (CAT) Public Health Workgroup <http://climatechange.ca.gov/climate_action_team/health.html> that addresses cross-cutting issues related to climate change and health (both mitigation and adaptation). This position will lead research on climate-related health impacts, especially focusing on disadvantaged communities. Health equity is a central function of the work in this position. An ideal candidate would have a strong background in environmental epidemiology and/or social vulnerability to climate effects.

The Office of Health Equity encourages applications from researchers from historically underrepresented communities.

The position is based in Richmond, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area (Contra Costa County).

SALARY RANGE: $6665 - $8343 per month

There are two major steps to apply for jobs with the State of California (https://jobs.ca.gov/job/steps).

The first step is to get on the eligible list for hiring, by completing a written “examination” (consisting of several essay questions that you can take your time to complete), and mailing it to the CDPH Selection & Certification Unit along with the completed and signed state application <https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf> , a signed Conditions of Employment form, and supplemental materials such as a CV, educational transcripts and board or other certifications. The deadline for the RS IV examination to be postmarked is November 24th. Information about the exam is here: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/services/jobs/Documents/Research%20Scientist%20IV%20Various.pdf.

The second step is to send the state application and your CV to Carol.Gomez at cdph.ca.gov at the Office of Health Equity. The application has many parts and can be confusing, so please feel free to ask for clarification.

For more information about the process and a detailed duty statement, contact Carol Gomez at 916-552-9849 or Carol.Gomez at cdph.ca.gov. If you are interested in learning more about the position please contact Dr. Robert Lipton at Robert.Lipton at cdph.ca.gov, or contact me at Linda.Helland at cdph.ca.gov

Please share this announcement widely.

Thank you!

Linda Helland

Climate and Health Team

California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity


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