Data Policy and Equity Specialist | HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST II
California Department of Public Health
Location: Sacramento, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,658.00 - $8,334.00 monthly
Internal Number: JC 339126
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by assuming an instrumental role in providing data-related insights to support programming and policy development to advance health equity.
The incumbent works under the direction of the Research Scientist Manager, Branch Chief, Chronic Disease Surveillance and Research Branch (CDSRB). The Health Program Specialist II (HPS II) coordinates data scientists and data policy experts within CDSRB, the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC), and other Departmental and Agency officials to facilitate advancement of health equity using data assets. Primary duties include defining a framework, methods, and priorities; evaluating current survey and surveillance programs with a focus on social determinants of health data needs; serves as a Center level subject matter expert on California rules governing collection and exchange of social determinants of health data (e.g., Assembly Bill [AB] 133); designs analytic frameworks to use CHC data assets to advance health equity. The HPS II develops approaches that use surveillance data to inform chronic disease control strategy, policy recommendations, programmatic interventions, data collection and analysis, and evaluation methods with a focus on promoting health equity. This requires assessing and analyzing current research and evaluation data, conducting needs assessments and trainings, coordinating workgroups including but not limited to the CHC Data Health Equity Workgroup, participating in strategic planning sessions, and developing programmatic guidelines. The HPS II may provide consultation to local, state, and federal agencies and community organizations, and requires a high level of independence.
Resume is required and must be included.
A cover letter is required
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
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:
Knowledge of state and national efforts that utilize data to promote health equity, knowledge of programs in the Center for Healthy Communities, and experience with California law regarding data governance.
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.