Job Description and Duties

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by planning and organizing scientifically complex activities that support both primary and secondary prevention of childhood lead poisoning in California.

The Environmental Program Manager I (EPM I) is responsible for the overall management, coordination, direction, administration, and supervision of the Lead Hazard Reduction Section (LHRS). Familiarity with the requirements of the California Code of Regulations requirements for lead related construction at 17 CCR 35001 – 36100 and occupational lead exposure at 8 CCR 1532.1 is necessary.

The EPM I oversee i) the senior environmental scientist who coordinates the Enforcement and Compliance Team provides training and guidance to dozens of contracted Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs) statewide and inspects and takes enforcement actions against lead related construction professionals and the vocational schools that train them, , ii) the environmental scientist who coordinates sampling of non-housing items for lead exposure by CLPPPs and LHRS, iii) the supervisory senior environmental scientist who manages the Environmental Investigation Unit (EIU) that maintains XRF equipment and responds to state cases of childhood lead poisoning with training, guidance, and XRF equipment in contracted CLPPPs and direct service in non-contracted jurisdictions, and iv) the health program manager for the Lead Related Construction Unit (LRCU) that accredits and audits vocational schools, certifies lead related construction professionals, maintains and administers the state exam for certification, and manages U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant funding.

The EPM I plan, organize, and direct programs that cover a broad scope of activities that are scientifically complex and have policy implications which impact both primary and secondary prevention of childhood lead poisoning in California. The incumbent provides high-level leadership and direction of section activities, in addition to assisting in formulating and administering health policies.

The EPM I actively promotes local childhood lead poisoning prevention program by participating in the Medi-Cal Lead Program to provide development and monitoring support for existing CLPPPs as well as fostering the creation of new CLPPPs.

The EPM I work under the general direction of the Environmental Program Manager II, Chief of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB).

Before appointment to this position, you must first obtain list eligibility by taking and passing the Environmental Program Manager I (Supervisory) exam:


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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

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.