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 supporting data and evaluation efforts of the California Home Visiting Program (CHVP), which promotes the health and wellness of participating mothers, families, and children.


The RS III will plan, organize, and direct scientific research studies of a highly developed scientific scope and complexity, apply scientific approaches to critically evaluate and monitor public health program models focused on early childhood and home visiting and be able to assess and troubleshoot all evaluation related issues at the local and state levels. The RS III provides scientific leadership for configuration, maintenance and operations of home visiting data systems and coordinates development and use of analytic data sets to support program monitoring and reporting requirements, and development of common performance metrics for home visiting services in collaboration with external stakeholders. The RS III coordinates the design and implementation of all phases of evaluation and fidelity studies; and leads complex evaluation projects, coordinating data collection, documenting, and presenting findings for CHVP. This position includes some statewide and local travel or visits to implementing sites and professional meetings.


The Research Scientist (RS) III works under the general direction of the Research Scientist Supervisor I, Chief of the Home Visiting Performance Measurement and Evaluation Unit.

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.