Under the general supervision of the California Department of Public Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch, Policy and Viral Hepatitis Prevention Section Chief, the STD Policy Analyst serves as the policy and programmatic liaison between the STD Control Branch and the Division of Communicable Disease Control, Center for Infectious Diseases, and other departmental programs on legislation, policy analysis, regulations, and special projects. This position analyzes legislation and other policy initiatives, providing critical analysis of potential unintended consequences and conflicts. The analyst researches new or changing policy and program landscape, including other states, and summarizes best practices in the field. Identifies opportunities for policy interventions to reduce STDs and viral hepatitis. The analyst will respond to often urgent, time-sensitive inquiries, and will assist in policy and program planning, development, administration, management and implementation to leverage legislation, regulations, and partnerships to promote STD, HIV and viral hepatitis prevention and control, including by addressing social and structural determinants of health. This position interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services to department administrators and other stakeholders. This position is located in Richmond, CA and there is an option for a telework schedule.

About California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch

The STD Control Branch is part of the Division of Communicable Disease Control, within the Center for Infectious Diseases, of the California Department of Public Health.

The mission of the CDPH Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch is to reduce the transmission and impact of STD and viral hepatitis in California, particularly for those communities disproportionately affected by these infections. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our public health work, we embrace and value the contributions of all communities across California to fulfill our public health mission. In collaboration with local health jurisdictions and other community partners in public and private sectors, the STD Control Branch supports equitable STD and viral hepatitis prevention and control efforts by providing statewide leadership, policy, guidelines, training, technical assistance, surge capacity, and outbreak response, and by supporting safety-net service delivery in priority settings and populations.