California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Location: Sacramento or Oakland, California
Type: Part Time
Required Education: MD/DO
Salary: $131,220-$194,208 per year FTE
Internal Number: DSP 1
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the lead state agency for assessing health risks posed by environmental contaminants. Our cutting-edge work supports regulatory programs across California and is frequently the subject of statewide, national and even international interest.
The Pesticide Epidemiology Section, which is responsible for pesticide-related human health assessments and agricultural worker health and safety evaluations and regulations, is seeking a part-time (60%) Public Health Medical Officer (PHMO) to join a multi-disciplinary team. This is position offers excellent benefits and provides an opportunity to apply for public service loan forgiveness.
The PHMO will provide medical expertise in the health effects of pesticide exposure and provide training to physicians and other health professionals on the recognition, management and reporting of pesticide illness and poisoning. The PHMO will also plan epidemiological studies to assess health effects of exposure to pesticides in areas of high pesticide use in California and evaluate current and proposed regulations to protect the health and safety of workers handling pesticides. Finally, the PHMO will inform and advise physicians involved in implementing the State’s medical supervision program that tracks and mitigates exposure to highly toxic organophosphate and carbamate pesticides by monitoring blood cholinesterase levels.
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners.
Either: I) successful completion of at least one year of graduate study toward a Master's Degree in Public Health or its equivalent in a recognized school of public health; or II) one year of public health medical experience in a public health agency; or III) one or a combination of 1) two years of experience in preventive medicine in the military service; or 2) two years of postgraduate training or experience in an accepted specialty in an approved hospital or institution.
Important: In order to be eligible for a job with the State of California, you MUST first be placed on an employment eligibility list for the specific classification. The next deadline to have your assessment considered for the PHMO II classification is 10/22/21. To establish your eligibility for this position, please see the instructions at https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=8H1AE01, then complete and submit the documents required to establish your eligibility.
About California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a department within the California Environmental Protection Agency, is the lead state agency for the assessment of health risks posed by environmental contaminants. OEHHA’s mission is to protect and enhance the health of Californians and our state’s environment through scientific evaluations that inform, support and guide regulatory and other actions.