Chief of Genetic Disease Screening Program

California Department of Public Health-Genetic Disease Screening Program
Job Location: 
Richmond, California
Job Description: 

The California Department of Public Health is seeking for a Chief of the Genetic Disease Screening Program. The Chief of the Genetic Disease Screening Program is a physician who provides guidance and leadership in administering the State’s Newborn and Prenatal Screening Programs. These programs screen children prenatally and at birth for a series of heritable or congenital disorders.


Candidates must be on the civil service list in order to be eligible. Interested candidates should contact us by September 13, 2013.

Contact Information: 

For more information about this position, please contact Leslie Gaffney via email at or phone at (510) 412-1460.

About Our Organization: 

California’s Prenatal and Newborn Screening Programs,the largest and most comprehensive in the world, screen approximately 400,000 pregnant women and 500,000 newborns each year for over 80 genetic and congenital disorders. The Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP) provides testing, follow-up, and early diagnosis in an effort to prevent adverse outcomes, minimize the clinical effects of disorders and improve health outcomes.