California Department of
Public Health (CDPH)
Environmental Health Laboratory Branch
Indoor Air Quality Section Chief
Posted: October 12
The CDPH Environmental
Health Laboratory Branch is recruiting for a Section Chief to oversee its
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Program.
The position is permanent, full time, and is located in Richmond, CA.
This notice is also posted at https://www.cal-iaq.org/RESEARCH/Chief_posting_2009-10-12.htm
California IAQ Program was established in, the first State program in the
nation. Since then, we have been at the forefront of research related to
the causes and control of indoor air pollution in California. In addition, we provide
technical guidance on behalf of CDPH on proposed regulations, legislation, and
professional standards, as well as to local health agencies and the
public. Our interdisciplinary staff currently includes six full-time research
scientists and chemists, plus student assistants and interns. The IAQ
Laboratory includes field sampling equipment, GC-MS and HPLC analytical
instrumentation, material emissions testing apparatus, and a room-size
environmental chamber. For more
- Sets research and policy
direction for program on indoor pollution, exposure assessment, building ventilation,
health risk reduction, control strategies, and so forth, as well as
emerging issues related to Green Chemistry and Climate Change Adaptation.
- Plans, leads, and oversees
investigations to inform options for state policies on indoor pollution.
- Develops and supports
collaborations on research and policy issues with other CDPH programs
(e.g., Occupational Health and Chronic Disease Control), as well as State
agency partners (e.g., Air Resources Board, Department of General
Services, and Buildings Standards Commission), federal programs (e.g.,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and non-governmental organizations
(e.g., American Lung Association and Collaborative for High Performance
- Provides technical assistance
to state, local, and non-governmental agencies related to building
ventilation, as well as outreach to the general public on IAQ issues.
- Supervises IAQ section staff
activities, professional development, and evaluations.
- Oversees IAQ section budget,
expenditures, and hiring.
- Responsible for IAQ Laboratory
operations including health and safety and quality management.
- Reports to, and advices, the
Environmental Health Laboratory Branch Chief.
- Education: Ph.D. in engineering, mathematics, or the physical, biological,
or environmental sciences or a related field, with air pollution
control, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, or environmental sciences.
- Experience: At least five years of
progressively responsible research, including at least three years in
program supervisory roles directing coordination of disciplines,
recruitment and training of personnel, budgeting and accounting of funds,
and preparation of major reports and scientific publications.
must be certified as eligible as CDPH Research Scientist Supervisor II (Physical/Engineering Sciences or Chemical Sciences). This requires completion of the State Standard Application plus the CDPH Supplemental Application. Relevant links are given below.
of interest and resume to:
Ph.D., Chief, Environmental Health Laboratory Branch
CDPH / EHLB
850 Marina Bay Parkway,
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Section Chief
Job type: Full-Time,
Location: Richmond, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Starting Salary: $7572 - $9156 per month
Target Start Date: December
1, (open until filled)
Civil Service Title: Research
Scientist Supervisor II (RSS-II)
Requirement: Current eligibility
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