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Associate Director, Employee Health and Wellness, CEA B

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Under the administrative direction of the Deputy Director, Human Resources (HR), the Associate Director provides leadership and policy direction to the Employee Health and Wellness Section (EHW), which includes: Return to Work, Ergonomics, Employee Health and Wellness, Office of Employee Health, Workers Compensation, and Substance Abuse Testing. The Associate Director plans, develops, and formulates comprehensive and pro-active statewide policy and procedures for the EHW program including the effective and efficient delivery of EHW services; as such, is responsible for infusing strategic thinking into the organization by embracing change, promoting effective change management and fostering an environment strengthened by creativity and innovation. As a member of HR’s Leadership Team, the incumbent serves as the principal policy advisor to Executive Leadership regarding the EHW program.  The Associate Director, EHW, consults, meets, and collaborates with the Governor’s Office, Control Agencies, Health Plans, and Labor Organizations. The incumbent is expected to ensure the programs operate in compliance with laws, rules, and policies of CDCR, and legislative and control agency mandates.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

•Oversee the Office of Employee Health, which is mandated by the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) regulations, (California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5199).  Collaborate with California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) on issues that may cross departmental lines, including the development and implementation of occupational and public health policies and procedures that may impact CCHCS staff as well as CDCR. Serve as CDCR’s chief advisor on matters related to Medical Personnel Actions, which include:  reasonable accommodation, light duty, fitness for duty evaluations, medical demotions, transfers, and terminations.

•Collaborate with Legal Affairs, Civil Rights Operations, Peace Officer Selection and Development, and the Office of Labor Relations to ensure a global approach to case management policy and training for all EHW sections.

•Maintain oversight of the statewide Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Program and plan, which includes the adoption and maintenance of individual ATD plans at each of the 35 state correctional facilities; oversight of all Contact Investigations conducted as a result of incidents of ATDs; and monitoring of the ATD program and the collection of data.

•Maintain oversight of the annual, onsite Tuberculosis (TB) screening for CDCR employees, which utilizes the Environmental Health and Safety module within the Business Information System (BIS) to track data, develop reports, and develop data collection tools for ATDs and TB exposures and outcomes.

•Advise the Deputy Director, HR and other management on matters relating to, and remediation of, issues that have a fiscal or legal implication for CDCR and the State.

•Communicate information, verbally and in writing to leadership, employees, and external stakeholders. Manage the preparation of complex documents and information, including legislative bill analyses and budget documents; prepares and composes correspondence, reports, issue memos, policies, procedures and training material on EHW matters.  Represent the EHW and its work at meetings, conferences, focus groups, etc., on a variety of issues, serving as a subject matter expert.  In this capacity the incumbent will present, explain, define and educate the leadership, customers and stakeholders on a wide variety of EHW issues. Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and control agencies to ensure a collaborative approach to the implementation of any new policies. Represent the EHW at meetings, conferences, and public hearings.

•Serve as a member of the HR management team, contributing to development of long and short-term strategic goals. Collaborate with the management team for the development, and continuous improvement of HR organization processes.

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Date Posted
July 31, 2017
Job Type
Sacramento, CA
Human Resources

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