Climate Surveillance Communications Specialist | HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
California Department of Public Health
Location: Various, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,061.00 - $7,587.00
6 openings available.
Internal Number: JC 338573
THIS IS A STATEWIDE RECRUITMENT. THE INCUMBENT WILL BE HEADQUARTERED IN THE COUNTY NEAREST THEIR RESIDENCE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: *Contra Costa * and *Sacramento.
The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) positions are an opportunity for meaningful contribution to advancing health and racial equity through action to address the greatest health challenges of the 21st Century. Put your lived expertise and passion for health equity to work with a team that appreciates your unique contributions. We are a team that works hard, supports each other, and strives to build a culture of racial equity, care, and transparent participation in decisions that affect the work.
This HPS I will work under the direction of the Health Program Manager (HPM) II of the Climate Surveillance Program Unit in the Climate Change and Health Equity Branch. The HPS I will lead communications of climate and health surveillance findings to stakeholders and the public, translate data into messaging, develop reports, and coordinate approval and dissemination.
The HPS I supports the new Climate Surveillance Program. The incumbent will prepare and conduct outreach, engagement, technical assistance and training for local health departments and facilities with emergency departments to participate in the Climate Surveillance Program. The incumbent is a highly skilled technical program consultant expected to provide coordination of activities including program planning, implementation, and evaluation; communications; stakeholder engagement; interpretation of research and data; training; contract and budget management; project guidance, direction, and oversight; and technical expertise to support CDPH’s efforts to advance health equity.
These positions are 100% telework, with the option to go into the office.
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Commitment to advancing racial equity, health equity, climate and economic justice, diversity, and inclusion in approach, processes, policies, and deliverables.
Experience with digital communications applications and tools.
Experience with various media types, including newsletters, web, social media, videos, graphics.
Experience engaging with diverse communities.
Experience with climate change policy and planning.
Ability to understand complex climate and/or public health data, scientific research findings, and technical information, and translate into common language messaging understandable by the general public.
Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team, while performing a wide array of complex work independently.
Ability to develop and manage professional relationships.
Ability to prioritize and meet multiple competing deadlines.
A professional, courteous, and positive demeanor.
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
PLEASE NOTE: Resumes, letters, transcripts, degrees, your state application, cover letters and other materials will not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.
Please submit a Statement of Qualifications that discusses your education, training, skills, and professional and lived experience as they relate to the duties of the position. Statements should be typed and no longer than two pages, single-spaced, with 12-point font and one-inch margins.
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.
The Human Resources Division (HRD) partners with CDPH’s programs and management to provide guidance and consultative services on HR matters that are necessary for the Department to carry out its mission to deliver quality public health services.