Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

Surveillance & Data Management Unit Chief

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California Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch
Sacramento, California, United States (hybrid)
12 days ago


The STD Control Branch, California Department of Public Health, is recruiting for a Surveillance & Data Management Unit Chief.

The Research Scientist Supervisor I (RSS I) (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) plans, designs, organizes, analyzes, and interprets STD/HCV surveillance data. The RSS I will conduct technical research and statistical analyses related to STD/HCV case reporting, management, and intervention efforts; develop editing and coding procedures for data processing; write complex computer programs using a variety of software packages to assure data quality; disseminate scientific results, findings, and program and policy recommendations to Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch (STDCB) management, staff, contractors, external stakeholders, federal funders, and community planning groups, at professional meetings and conferences; and publishes research findings in scientific journals and state reports. The RSS I directs and supervises a team responsible for conducting California Reportable Diseases Information Exchange (CalREDIE) trainings; managing interstate communications control records (ICCR); and analyzing data extracts to produce tables and presentation materials, create state and local maps depicting the spatial distribution of STD and HCV cases, and write scientific reports summarizing the results of these analyses for program use. The RSS I also works in conjunction with other health professionals at the state and local health jurisdiction (LHJ) level to design and implement mechanisms for rapid assessment of STD and HCV trends in priority at risk populations in California. Moderate overnight travel is required.

To apply for this position and to view application instructions, click the following link:

The final filing date to apply is January 31, 2023. This position’s office headquarters location will be designated in either Sacramento, CA or Richmond, CA. Travel expenses associated with commuting to the office headquarters location are not reimbursable, other than authorized transit subsidies. 


The following items must be included when submitting your application for this position:

  • State Application (STD Form 678)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

Minimum Requirements and Exam Details:

  • The Minimum Requirements for the Research Scientist Supervisor I classification can be found here:
  • Interested candidates must have taken the Research Scientist Supervisor I exam, and be in a reachable rank. Click here: to view an official copy of the Research Scientist Supervisor I Exam Bulletin. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67781379
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California, United States
    Richmond, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: California Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch
  • Position Title: Surveillance & Data Management Unit Chief
  • Industry: Public health
  • Job Function: Senior
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $107,808.00 - $134,352.00 (Yearly Salary)
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