Occupational Health Illness Specialist | HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST II
California Department of Public Health
Location: Richmond, California
Salary: $6,658.00 - $8,334.00 monthly
Internal Number: JC-340284
The Health Program Specialist II (HPS II) position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by disseminating information and building partnerships to prevent and mitigate heat-related illness and advance health equity, particularly among California workers.
The HPS II works under the direction of the Public Health Medical Officer III, Chief of the Occupational Health Surveillance and Evaluation Program (OHSEP). The HPS II is a highly skilled technical program consultant responsible for the planning, implementation, and dissemination of outreach and education to employers, workers, and other stakeholders about preventing and mitigating heat-related illness. The HPS II will conceptualize complex program strategies and demonstrate a high level of accountability to advance implementation of the Extreme Heat Action Plan. The HPS II makes independent decisions about methods and strategies to reach smaller employers, employers in high-risk industries, and those employing vulnerable worker populations. The HPS II collaborates with other CDPH staff, local health departments and other state, local, or federal agencies to coordinate efforts to conduct outreach and education about prevention and mitigation of heat-related illness among workers. The HPS II presents health education materials and methods to workers and community health educators, epidemiologists, public health experts, and the community, and publishes research in scientific journals. The HPS II applies findings to assist the OHSEP Chief and other collaborating staff in developing recommendations for prevention and management of occupational heat-related illness. The HPS II serves as technical consultant to other lower-level health education specialists in the Occupational Health Branch, to inform them about health education and outreach methods and strategies to prevent extreme heat risks in indoor and outdoor settings, applicable regulations, and resources for assistance in minimizing risks.
This position is flexible (based on the need of business), it can be hybrid, telework-centered, or office-centered in compliance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.
This is a 12-month limited-term position with possibility of being extended or becoming permanent.
Resume is required and must be included.
Statement of Qualifications
Include a concise, well-written 1–2-page Statement of Qualifications that:
Describes why you are interested in this position.
Details how your education, experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities have prepared you for the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Describes relevant experience in planning and leading health education and outreach efforts, evaluation studies, and public health activities of a highly developed scope and complex nature; developing partnerships and communicating with diverse stakeholder audiences; and developing and maintaining websites and communications materials.
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:
Education and/or experience in health education and/or health communications.
Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting and to establish effective working relationships.
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.