Job Description and Duties
Incumbents in one of these classifications, where a Master’s Degree is required to meet the minimum qualifications, shall receive an educational pay differential equivalent to 2% of their monthly base pay. Those where a Doctoral Degree is a required to meet the minimum qualifications, shall receive an educational pay differential equivalent to 3% of their monthly base pay. Individuals with both a Master’s and Doctoral Degree will be given the best benefit in relation to salary shall only be eligible for only one amount.


This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by maintaining a proactive culture of quality improvement and leveraging data and technology to enhance services.


The Research Scientist (RS) II will serve as a staff scientist contributing to the design and implementation of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) program evaluation efforts for the Adolescent Family Life Program. The RS II uses tools and methods in the areas of program evaluation, statistics, the social and behavioral sciences or epidemiology and biostatistics, project management, and informatics to engage in program evaluation and other scientific research studies to promote public health in maternal, child and adolescent health populations.  The primary objective of these studies is to inform the design, targeting, and evaluation of prevention efforts.


The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Research Scientist Supervisor (RSS) I, Chief of the Adolescent Program Evaluation and Data Unit within the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH).


This position includes some statewide and local travel or visits to implementing sites and professional meetings. Up to 5% of travel may be required per month.

“This is a re-advertisement to increase candidate pool. If you previously applied, there is no need to re-apply as your application is on file.”

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.