The Division of Environmental & Occupational Disease Control (DEODC) is now recruiting for a Staff Services Manager III who is the Assistant Chief to the DEODC. The position is in Richmond, CA and it is PERMANENT, FULL-TIME.
The minimum qualifications for the Staff Services Manager III can be found: http://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/pages/4800.aspx
This position requires the incumbent maintain consistent and regular attendance; communicate effectively (orally and in writing if both appropriate) in dealing with the public and/or other employees; develop and maintain knowledge and skills related to specific tasks, methodologies, materials, tools and equipment; complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner; and adhere to departmental policies and procedures regarding attendance, leave, and conduct.
Under the general direction of the Division Chief (Public Health Administrator II), the Staff Services Manager III is the Assistant Chief to the DEODC. The division consists of four branches with a total budget of $45M and 204 staff consisting of physicians, epidemiologists, research scientists, toxicologists, laboratory scientists, health educators, health program specialists, computer mapping specialists, industrial hygienists, and support staff.
Whereas the Chief of DEODC spends the majority of his time focusing on medical and scientific issues (including emergency response, urban greening, asthma, healthy housing, green chemistry and environmental justice), participating in national and local public health organizations, and keeping abreast of peer reviewed literature, the Assistant Chief is charged with overseeing the daily operations of DEODC's four branches, providing administrative and policy guidance to its programs.
The SSM III is responsible for the day-to-day management and direct supervision of the environmental and occupational disease control activities of the Division. Reporting to the SSM III (with regard to administrative matters in the absence of the Division Chief) are: Public Health Medical Administrator I, Chief - Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch; Public Health Medical Administrator I, Chief - Environmental Health Investigations Branch; Research Scientist Manager (Physical/Engineering Sciences), Chief - Occupational Branch; Research Scientist Manager (Chemical Services), Chief - Environmental Health Laboratory Branch; Associate Governmental Program Analyst; Staff Services Analyst. In addition, administrative support leads from each branch report indirectly to the SSM III.
As Assistant Division Chief, the SSM III assists the DEODC Chief in the technical and administrative direction of the four branches within the Division. The SSM III integrates the activities of these programs with other state, local, and federal public health agencies to ensure consistency of compliance with current environmental and occupational disease principles and practices, as well as with Department objectives, and evaluates the effectiveness of these programs. The SSM III makes recommendations on the Department's position for proposed legislation affecting environmental and occupational disease programs and epidemiologic research and oversees staff activities relative to the various environmental and occupational disease advisory boards and committees acting as consultant bodies to the Department. In the absence of the Division Chief, the SSM III represents the Division at various administrative and programmatic meetings and hearings and makes recommendations to the Chief on policies and regulations involving environmental and occupational investigations and research.
The SSM III directly manages and supervises the professional and technical staff and program activities in the following branches:
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch, which is guided by a vision of a healthy environment free of lead hazards where all children can achieve their full potential. The mission of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning by identifying and caring for lead burdened children, and preventing environmental exposures to lead.
Environmental Health Laboratory Branch, which provides laboratory reference services, performs specialized laboratory tests, develops laboratory test methods and conducts applied research to support the environmental public health and occupational health activities of the Division.
Environmental Health Investigations Branch, whose mission is to identify and work toward controlling harmful environmental factors, and to promote those that are healthful through surveillance investigations and technical assistance. Staff conducts health and exposure investigations; undertake health and exposure surveillance; provide public health oversight, technical assistance and training; facilitate public participation and effective community relations; develop policy initiatives and recommendations; and maintain scientific preparedness and excellence.
Occupational Health Branch, whose mission is to prevent work-related illness and injury in California workplaces by promoting a safe and healthy work environment for all Californians through a comprehensive and effective program of prevention activities, public health leadership, scientific excellence and collaboration with stakeholders.
The SSM III directs and oversees the fiscal management of DEODC and plans and coordinates Division expenditures; concieves and develops annual program budgets, budget change proposals, and other fiscal documents; reviews and oversees the timely submission of all legislative reports and controlled correspondence; reviews and approves all bill analyses due from the Division; directs and oversees personnel issues and activities including hiring and training, identifying and implementing affirmative action goals, selecting of exam priorities, and initiating, reviewing, and approving employee corrective and disciplinary actions; and any other Departmental drills.
The SSM III writes, reviews and edits program reports and articles for professional and lay journals; maintains appropriate environmental and occupational disease references and technical journals for rapid access by medical and investigative staff; provides input to the contract with the UC School of Public Health Library; prepares correspondence on matters of environmental and occupational disease interest; reviews technical content of publications and materials concerning environmental and occupational disease which are utilized and produced by Department committees.
The SSM III represents the Division and Branches in meetings with representatives from the Department, from other state agencies such as the California Legislature, the Health and Human Services Agency, the Department of Finance, and with the health officials representing local and federal agencies.
Who May Apply:
**If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by attaching your SROA/Surplus letter and note it on the 'Explanations' box of your application**
Qualified candidates must have eligibility for State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, former state employees who can reinstate into this classification, have transfer eligibility to this classification or currently be in this classification. Note: If you are not a current or former California State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. To find out how to become a civil service employee, please go to the State Personnel Board's website at: http://jobs.ca.gov/Job/Steps
Please fill out a Standard 678 Application and send to the address written below. Make sure you sign the application. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Include the basis for your eligibility. Attach any supporting documentation to your application, i.e. Resume, Notice of Examination Results, State last highest list appointment.
Division of Environmental & Occupational Disease Control
850 Marina Bay Pkwy, Bldg. P, 3rd Flr (P3-126)
Richmond, CA 94804
Attn: Renuka Allino
Staff Services Manager III / Assistant Division Chief
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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