Job Description and Duties
Under administrative direction of the Public Health Medical Administrator I, Chief, Occupational Health Branch (OHB), the Public Health Medical Officer (PHMO) III provides medical and technical expertise for the protection of workers from the health effects of toxic substances and other workplace hazards. The PHMO III evaluates toxicologic, industrial hygiene, and epidemiologic data pertaining to workplace hazards as part of the “early warning” function of the Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service (HESIS). Initiates index case investigations and special surveillance projects for emerging workplace hazards. Provides expert technical consultation regarding workplace hazards to employees, employers, health and safety professionals, and health care providers. Provides expert technical consultation to Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) staff regarding medical issues in the context of enforcement actions, regulations development, and special projects.  Acts for the HESIS Chief in his/her absence.

May required up to 5% statewide travel.


The attached duty statement indicates whether this position is eligible for telework. All employees who telework are required to be California residents in accordance with Government Code 14200, and may be required to report to a CDPH office, when needed. Candidates who reside outside of the state of California may be interviewed; however, the selected candidate must have a primary residency in the state of California prior to appointment (and continue to maintain California residency) as a condition of employment. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

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About California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Shared Vision
CDPH public health professionals, researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other staff­ members have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We are dedicated to public service and passionate about our work and the people and communities we serve and protect.