Communications Specialist | HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
California Department of Public Health
Location: Sacramento, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,061.00 - $7,587.00
Internal Number: JC 338493
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by promoting health and wellness through the development of key public health messages; by mobilizing partnerships within and outside the Department to strengthen collective impact; and enhancing services through agile operations by tailoring our messaging practices to best meet the communities we serve.
The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager (HPM) I, Outreach and Communications Unit Chief. The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) is a highly skilled technical program consultant performing duties relating to the planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating strategic planning components of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division. The HPS I serves in a key role in advising and assisting the HPM I on communication plans and health education outreach that support the Division’s mission and goals with a focus on accessibility to various literacy levels and non-English speaking audiences. The HPS I also serves as a liaison for stakeholder communication and interagency efforts to coordinate program activities across departments. This position requires the incumbent to function independently, communicate effectively, provide effective consultation/technical assistance and maintain/develop skills related to MCAH. This position involves in-state and out-of-state travel, up to 5%.
Telework is available for this position in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policies and Procedures.
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:
Organizational and time management skills
Effective internal and external customer service skills; verbal and written
Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and effectively in a team setting
Strong written and oral communications skills
Ability to manage multiple projects at one time, particularly those that are high-profile and time-sensitive
Proven commitment to creating a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences
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.
#1 writing sample. Samples could include press releases, social media posts, program success stories, videos, public health education brochure, etc.
Other - #2 writing sample. Samples could include press releases, social media posts, program success stories, videos, public health education brochure, etc.
Other - #3 writing sample. Samples could include press releases, social media posts, program success stories, videos, public health education brochure, etc.
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.
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.