Liaison for Hemoglobin Trait & Sickle Cell Counselor Training & Cert Prog | Health Program Spec. I
California Department of Public Health
Location: Sacramento, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,061.00 - $7,587.00
Internal Number: JC 338747
Under direction of the Health Program Manager I, Newborn Screening (NBS) Follow-up and Contract Unit Chief, the Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission by functioning as a highly skilled technical program consultant, administrative lead, and liaison for two contracted direct service programs, the NBS Hemoglobin Trait Follow-up Program, and the Sickle Cell Counselor Training and Certification Program (SCCTCP). The NBS Hemoglobin Trait Follow Up Program provides culturally sensitive education and voluntary hemoglobin parent testing for parents of newborns found to have a hemoglobin trait. When requested, contractor provides trait education to college athletes that request information about trait status. The HPS I provides oversight and assistance for the NBS Hemoglobin Trait Follow-up program scope of work, protocols, education materials, forms, letters, budget, invoicing, progress reports, and use of the NBS online data Screening Information System (SIS).
The SCCTCP provides statewide classes for individuals interested in Sickle Cell Disease, Trait and other Hemoglobin conditions, and/or becoming a Sickle Cell Educator and/or State Certified Sickle Cell Counselor. The HPS I provides consultation and support for the SCCTCP contractor staff. The incumbent participates in development of the contract scope of work and approves the annual training plan.
The HPS I develops and manages program evaluation and quality improvement projects for both programs.
This position involves travel, less than 5%, for possible meetings and site visits.
This vacancy is being advertised in Sacramento County and Contra Costa County. The position’s headquarters will be in the county nearest the selected candidate’s residence.
Telework is available for this position, under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California, and in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.
This position requires the employee to enter health care facilities to provide services or work as part of the duties. The selected candidate is mandated by CDPH to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Proof of vaccination status will be required as a condition of employment unless an exception is granted. (This will be listed as a special requirement).
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:
Ability to lead and manage multiple projects with attention to detail.
Equity-minded and sensitive to diverse populations.
Excellent writing skills.
MS Excel Level 2 or 3 proficiency.
Ability to foster relationships with agency partners.
Experience training others in policies, procedures, and workflow.
Experience training others in use of case-based software.
Coordinated, documented & hosted large online meetings preferred.
Experience monitoring government contract Scope of Work compliance preferred.
Fundamental understanding of Genetics and Public Health initiatives preferred.
Experience in assessing quality of curriculum delivery and content quality updates preferred.
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.
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.