This position supports the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) mission and strategic statement plan by advancing the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. As an employee of the Data and Integrity (DIB) Branch, the incumbent serves as part of a team that collects, analyzes, and leverages data and research to benefit and optimize the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Programs, policies, and operations.
The incumbent works under the general supervision the Research Scientist Supervisor I(RSS I), Chief of the Participant Analysis, Research, and Evaluation, (PARE) Section. The Research Scientist II (Social/Behavioral Sciences) (RS II) is the WIC expert on data visualization using Tableau and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and performs analytical activities to produce appropriate data visualization and map products for program monitoring and evaluation activities, as well as educates staff and stakeholders on their use. The RS II plays the critical role of developing and applying geospatial, social/behavioral, and statistical methods to identify areas of unmet need in California; monitors and evaluates program impact; assists and trains state and local agency staffs in the use of CDPH/WIC’s Tableau-based reporting system; and develops and presents maps and other visual information to internal and external stakeholders to target outreach strategies, assess program impact, and guide public health policy and programs.
This position is primarily a remote centered position (telework), with an occasional need to report to the office, in Natomas/Sacramento, based on business need.