The Health Program Manager (HPM) II (Supervisory), Policy Section Chief, supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan through leadership of the Policy Section of OPP in performing complex projects to advance strategic public health policy and emerging issues efforts, including leading the development of a public health policy agenda and collective action initiatives. These efforts are integral to the State Health Assessment and Improvement Plan (SHA/SHIP) process, which identifies the landscape of public health and the status of California at a population and systems level and identifies shared priorities and strategies for statewide population health improvement, with an emphasis on issues with intersections in health disparities, social determinants, equity, and cross-cutting intradepartmental work. The Policy Section Chief provides expertise, support, and direction to the Policy Section staff team to ensure that policy projects and program activities are implemented effectively and evaluated to assess impact and opportunities for improvement.
The work location is in Sacramento, CA. Teleworking may be available for this position, in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Resume is required and must be included.
Statement of Qualifications -
Please see Statement of Qualifications instructions below at end of posting. Any applications received that do not provide a written response to the SOQ will not be scored/reviewed.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)
A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required for this position. The SOQ is to be no more than 2 pages in length, and in 12-pt Arial font. Please number your responses to match the following prompt. Include all relevant experience, education, and training, and thoroughly explain your answers.
Note: A resume or cover letter cannot replace the SOQ, and your application may be considered incomplete.
Considering the Desirable Qualifications listed, please describe any key experience, strengths and skills that would contribute to your ability to serve successfully in this position.
At the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to advance the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. We are genuinely and strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness where we can grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees. In recruiting for team members, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to us and the work we do.
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