This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by improving African American maternal and infant health outcomes.
The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager II, Chief of the Perinatal Equity Section (PES), the Health Program Specialist (HPS) I functions as a highly skilled, technical program consultant providing programmatic support to the PES’ Black Infant Health (BIH) program by managing a caseload of BIH counties, providing technical assistance to those counties and assisting with expert technical assistance related to the reduction of health disparities in underserved/under-resourced populations, specifically the African American population. This HPS I will also oversee ongoing efforts of community education and outreach. The HPS I will collaborate with Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program Consultants, Policy Development and Epidemiology Research Scientists, and other state agency partners and stakeholders in identifying and decreasing health disparities. The HPS I assures coordination with related Title V activities and integration of Title V MCAH priorities as appropriate; provide additional Title V related support as needed to assure alignment of program goals. This position involves up to 15% travel for meetings and trainings.
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:
Experience working with agencies that target services to African American women and their families who suffer disproportionate chronic health conditions including high morbidity and mortality rates. Experience performing at an associate level that includes effective communication, both written and oral, program implementation oversight and accountability, advanced problem-solving skills, interpreting local health and programmatic data, and adaptability to program changes.
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.
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.
Statement of Qualifications
All applications must provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to be considered. Please do not attach an SOQ that is pre-written (that you use when applying to all jobs), as it will not be accepted. When preparing your SOQ, you are required to follow these guidelines:
• The information you provide must be complete and presented in a clear and concise manner.
• The SOQ must be typed, doubled spaced using an Arial font size no smaller than 12 point
• Responses are limited to two pages
How has your work experience, education and lived experience prepared you to be effective in an environment that is committed to advancing racial and health equity?
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.
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