Friday, October 28, 2022

Job Opportunity: California. Local Health Department Climate Change Program & Policy Specialist Application Deadline: November 14, 2022

Application Deadline: November 14, 2022

The Local Health Department Climate Change Program and Policy Specialist position is an opportunity for meaningful contribution to advancing health and racial equity through action to address the greatest health challenge of the 21st Century: climate change. Put your lived expertise and passion for climate justice to work with a team that appreciates your unique contributions. We are a team that works hard, supports each other, and strives to build a culture of racial equity, care, and transparent participation in decisions that affect the work.

This position will work under the direction of the Health Program Manager of the Climate Change Local Assistance Unit based in the CDPH Climate Change and Health Equity Section (CCHES). The HPS I will support local health departments to prepare for and prevent the health impacts of climate change, improve social determinants of health, and meet existing health program objectives through engagement with climate change policy and planning. 

Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are people with working class backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people, people with disability, and people with lived expertise of health inequities or climate injustice.

Salary and Benefits: The position pays $6,061 per month ($72,732 annually) for candidates new to State service, increasing to $7,587 per month ($91,044 annually) within five years upon satisfactory performance. Additional raises may be negotiated by the union. State benefits are excellent including a defined-benefit pension.

This is a telework position, with occasional travel required to Sacramento or the San Francisco Bay Area.


Read the job description and application instructions: Job Posting

For those new to applying to State government positions, there are two “steps” to complete:

This video from the California Department of Human Resources provides a tutorial on how to create an account and get started with the CalCareers website.


  • For any questions about the application process, please contact the CDPH Human Resources Division, (916) 445-0983,
  • For any questions about the position above, please contact Dan Woo, CDPH Climate Change and Health Equity Section,

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