This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by supporting the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics (CHSI) that is responsible for the CDPH master data management and interoperability initiative, to help ensure that public health decision-making is data driven and research based.
The incumbent works under the direction of the Staff Services Manager III, Chief of the Informatics Branch. The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) is responsible for providing complex and technical health program administrative work in support of CDPH’s cross-cutting effort to prevent opioid-related overdoses and utilize syndromic surveillance data for public health decision-making. The HPS I performs a variety of health program consultant tasks related to day-to-day coordination of activities, planning, and consulting with program leads. The HPS I helps to assess implementation of data management strategies and analytic tools associated with syndromic surveillance data and CDPH’s interoperability initiative. The HPS I develops plans, educational materials, and provides technical assistance to stakeholders relating to health surveillance. The HPS I conducts an evaluation of effective implementation of Biosense/ESSENCE, and other syndromic surveillance data sources as needed, and works with the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) on communication strategies surrounding the use of Biosense/ESSENCE.
**A Telework schedule may be approved after the initial probation/training period, in accordance with CDPH Guidelines, and with CHSI Management approval.**
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.