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​Disease Research, Prevention & Regulation

A critical function in support of our mission includes protecting people in California from the threat of preventable infectious diseases like Zika virus, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis.  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) also provides services, conducts research, and releases information in the areas of genetic diseases and chronic diseases and conditions.

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Infectious Disease Branch

The Infectious Diseases Branch (IDB) conducts surveillance, investigation, control, and prevention of general communicable diseases of public health importance that are not covered by the specific programs of the Immunization Branch, the Tuberculosis Control Branch, the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch, and the Office of HIV/AIDS.  IDB implements its program through its four Sections: Disease Investigations Section, Surveillance and Statistics Section, Vector-Borne Disease Section, and Veterinary Public Health Section.  Diseases followed by IDB include foodborne, waterborne, vector-borne, zoonotic, and emerging infectious diseases.


Step 1: Create or Login to Your CalCareer Account

With a CalCareer account, you can take state civil service examinations, store different versions of your application, apply for vacancies, track your application status and save your resume all in one place.

Step 2: Take Examination/Assessment

Before you can work for the State, you need to take and pass an examination for the job type (classification) that you wish to be considered for employment. The assessment process can take many forms (i.e. self-assessments or written exams) and maybe required to be completed in-person or online. Examination Bulletins list the minimum qualifications and the steps required to apply and/or complete the examination/assessment. If you have current or past state experience, you may have Transfer Eligibility or Reinstatement Rights.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst$5,149.00-$6,446.00Multiple9PB04Continuous

​Step 3: Search and Apply for Jobs

Once you have taken the examination or established eligibility for the job type that you wish to be considered for employment, you may be considered for open positions in that job type by applying for job vacancies. Login to your CalCareer account, locate the job posting you wish to apply for and click on “Apply for This Job” and follow the prompts.

Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) - Chronic Disease Control Epidemiologist/Scientific Lead$6,911.00-$8,651.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesChronic Disease Control BranchSacramentoJC# 17986011/25/20198PB0402Continuous
Associate Governmental Program Analyst - Research Analyst $5,149.00-$6,446.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesInfectious Disease Branch - SacramentoSacramentoJC# 18157712/3/20199PB04Continuous
Research Data Analyst II - Research Analyst $5,406.00-$6,771.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Health Statistics and InformaticsPublic Health Policy & Research BranchSacramentoJC# 18153512/3/20198PB38Continuous
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) - Assistant Branch Chief $6,722.00-$8,352.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesTB Control Branch OfficeContra CostaJC# 18136712/3/20199PB16Continuous
Public Health Microbiologist II (Virology) $5,884.00-$7,917.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Infectious DiseasesViral & Rickettsial Disease Laboratory - RichmondContra CostaJC# 18382212/19/20198H1AH01/10/2020
Nurse Consultant III (Specialist) - Emergency Response Infection Preventionist$6,968.00-$12,349.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Health Care QualityHealthcare-Associated Infections ProgramContra CostaJC# 1858951/15/20203H1AC03/17/2020
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