Operations Program 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 337987
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by advancing the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. As an employee of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Division’s Operations Branch, the incumbent supports the branch chief who leads two sections and a unit that include WIC’s budget and financial responsibilities, contract and business responsibilities, and workforce services.
The incumbent works under the general direction of the Operations Branch Chief, Staff Services Manager III (SSM III). The Health Program Specialist II (HPS II) serves as a highly skilled health professional who is responsible for leading and collaborative planning, development, and coordination of complex management activities and projects to enhance and improve internal operations within the WIC Division. The incumbent works as a subject matter expert to research and gather information and data, evaluate alternative strategies, and provide management progress reports and recommendations in support of WIC operations and to implement initiatives intended to improve the quality of operation in the WIC Programs, Division, the Center for Family Health, and CDPH.
This position requires the ability to think clearly, analyze problems of the organization and take effective action; work under pressure and time constraints; handle changing priorities; establish cooperative working relationships; clearly and effectively communicate both orally and in writing (includes acting as the lead writer for grant proposals and other programmatic technical documents); and demonstrate a high degree of initiative, independence, and analytical skills. In addition, this position monitors and evaluates contracts for compliance with health regulations, which includes oversight of the WIC estimate packages and USDA State Plan, ensures compliance with state and federally mandated activities within the WIC Division as well as coordinates and prepares responses to assignments and drills from executive management. Manage complex health programs or projects; and represent the department in dealings with local, State, Federal and private jurisdictions.
“Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the Health Program Specialist II classification and are interested in this position, may take the Health Program Specialist II exam to obtain list eligibility. List eligibility is required prior to appointment.” If you have not taken the HPS I exam, please follow the link below: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=0PBHJ
The writing sample is requested to elicit information regarding each candidate’s writing capabilities. Any writing sample is acceptable. The writing sample should not be more than two (2) pages in length using 12-point font size. Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be considered as responses to the writing sample.
STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS INSTRUCTIONS
The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is requested to elicit information regarding each candidate’s interest and experience in relation to this position. The completed SOQ should not be more than two (2) pages in length using 12-point font size. Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be considered as responses to the SOQ.
Please answer each question below.
STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS QUESTIONS
1. Provide an example when you initiated and led a project. Include challenges and how you mediated any barriers to completion.
2. Identify a project, process or procedure that you felt needed improvement. What steps did you take to address the issue and what was the outcome?
3. Tell us about one experience in developing cooperative working relationships with internal and/or external stakeholders. Include challenges and opportunities gained from the experience.
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:
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills including reviewing and editing documents
Ability to communicate effectively with staff at various levels, external agencies and the general public
Ability to summarize complex subjects and brief management on topic relevant to the program and support operations
Coordinating with others to accomplish work-related assignments
Interpreting and explaining processes and procedures to various audiences
Analyzing and evaluating the impact and effectiveness of program, policies, regulations and/or procedures
State and Federal policies and regulations as it related to the WIC Program
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.