Job Description and Duties

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by accrediting training providers that instruct the residential renovation workforce and certifying that workforce to perform in a manner that prevents childhood lead poisoning.

The position will be under the Chief of the Lead Related Construction Unit (LRCU) within the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch. The HPS I will support the Chief in accrediting training providers and certifying individuals that comply with state and federal regulatory requirements for lead-related construction. The HPS I will develop and update regulations, courseware, and exams; perform training provider audits; and process applications for accreditation and certification. To perform these activities, the HPSI will need to apply detailed knowledge of complex regulatory requirements, understand processes for regulatory and policy changes, and properly handle fees. The HPS I will provide weekly progress reports to the HPM I, and draft quarterly, annual, and as-needed progress reports / meetings / presentations to funders. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, but not required. Moderate travel, up to 15% (including overnight trips), required.

Bring the License/Certification: Passage of the initial Lead-Related Construction Inspector Assessor and Supervisor courses within 9 months of employment is required as is biennial passage of the refresher for those courses. (NOTE – State certification in those disciplines is not required.)

Before appointment to this position, you must first obtain list eligibility by taking and passing the Health Program Specialist I exam: https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/ExamBulletin.aspx?ExamControlId=1192

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 Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

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.