This position supports CDPH’s mission and strategic plan by performing challenging and complex duties involved in the planning, development, organization, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of programmatic aspects of the Youth Suicide Prevention and Crisis Response Pilot Program, which will provide grants to pilot school and community-based crisis response and supports following a youth suicide or youth suicide attempt.
The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager II (HPM II), Chief, Violent Injury Policy and Program Section of the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch. The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) will assist with the programmatic elements of the Youth Suicide Prevention and Crisis Response Pilot Program. This position provides leadership, vision, and highly skilled, specialized, and complex technical assistance and consultation to the Department and statewide and regional stakeholders to apply public health principles and approaches that address youth suicide prevention and crisis response.
This position assists with the planning and implementation of the grantee program, assists with monitoring the performance of the selected contractors and grantees and ensuring accurate communication of project goals and activities, resources, and materials. The HPS I also maintains successful relationships with key department, statewide and nationwide stakeholders; and among local constituencies that implement youth suicide prevention and crisis response activities. Additionally, this position serves as the Pilot Program’s liaison to the Office of Health Equity’s Child and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative efforts. The position requires minimal (5%) in-state and out-of-state travel which may require overnights stays.
The work location is in Sacramento, CA. Teleworking may be available for this position, in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy 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:
Competitive candidates will have at minimum, the following characteristics:
• Task-oriented, with a strong work ethic.
• Highly organized with the ability to prioritize.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Knowledge of youth suicide prevention and crisis response programs and strategies.
• Public health training, education, and work experience.
• Commitment to inclusion, diversity, and health equity.
• Interest in continual professional learning and growth.
• Team-oriented, yet able to work independently.
• Proficient using video-based, group communication tools (such as: Teams, Zoom, etc).
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 (SOQ)
A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required for this position. The SOQ must be typed (Word Document), 2-pages in length, and in 12-pt. Arial font. Please respond to the following:
1. Please describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education as they relate to the Duty Statement for this school-based health program position.
2. Why are you interested in this position specifically, and how does it fit with your career path?
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