The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager I (HPM I), Chief of the Statewide Interventions Unit within the Office of Oral Health (OOH). The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) serves as a highly skilled technical consultant for OOH, working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to liaison with local health departments, other local programs, and statewide partners. The HPS I is responsible for the more complex programmatic, administrative, and fiscal tasks related to formal collaborations with OOH partners to ensure the implementation of OOH goals and activities. The HPS I must possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. The HPS I must exhibit an ability to adapt to changing priorities in a dynamic environment to successfully perform assignments following established protocols and procedures.
Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)
A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Please provide a written narrative describing your education, training, and experience that qualifies you for this position.
The SOQ must be typed in 12-point font, single-spaced, on letter-sized paper, (8.5" x 11"), and be no more than TWO pages in length. Responses should be complete, specific, clear, concise, and include examples. Resumes or Cover letters will not be considered a substitute for the SOQ.
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:
Experience developing, monitoring, and evaluating contracts
Reviewing and assessing requests for applications
Coordinating health program activities; defining new programs and identifying resources required
Developing criteria for program evaluation
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Motivated, detail-oriented, and passionate
Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams
Possess interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and time management skills
Experience with project management
Possess basic software skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) and computer skills including typing, word processing, emailing, and internet research
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.