Local Assistance Program Implementation Specialist | HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
California Department of Public Health
Location: Richmond, California
Salary: $6,061.00 - $7,587.00 monthly
3 openings available.
Internal Number: JC-338621
The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I), Local Assistance Program Implementation Specialist position is an opportunity for meaningful contribution to advancing health and racial equity through action to address the greatest health challenge of the 21st Century: climate change. Put your lived expertise and passion for climate justice to work with a team that appreciates your unique contributions. We are a team that works hard, supports each other, and strives to build a culture of racial equity, care, and transparent collaborative decision making.
The HPS I works under the direction of the Health Program Manager II, in the Climate Change and Health Resilience Planning Unit in the Office of Health Equity (OHE), within CDPH.
The HPS I will, in coordination with the HPM II and HPS II, implement the new Climate Change and Health Resilience Planning Program. The HPS I will provide coordination, technical assistance, and consultation to California Local Health Departments (LHDs), Tribes, and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate or support participation in the Climate Change and Health Resilience Planning Program. The HPS I will represent the Climate Change and Health Resilience Planning Unit and serve as a liaison to all external and internal partners by attending meetings, coordinating program guideline development and interpretation, and resolving problems as they arise. The HPS I is a highly skilled technical program consultant expected to provide coordination of activities including program planning, implementation, and evaluation; communications; stakeholder engagement; interpretation of research and data; training; and contract and budget management.
Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are people with working class backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people, people with disability, and people with lived expertise of health inequities or climate injustice.
This position is 100% telework, with the option to go into the office. Up to 5% travel may be required for the position, including occasional travel to Sacramento or the San Francisco Bay Area.
This is a Limited Term/Full-Time position that may be extended or become permanent.
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
Please submit a Statement of Qualifications that discusses your education, training, skills, and professional and lived experience as they relate to the duties of the position. Statements should be typed and no longer than two pages, single-spaced, with 12-point font and one-inch margins.
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:
• Commitment to advancing racial equity, health equity, climate and economic justice, diversity, and inclusion in approach, processes, policies, and deliverables • Commitment to serve vulnerable communities as defined by Section 131019.5 of the California Health and Safety Code • Experience working with, providing technical assistance, and building capacity of local and/or tribal health departments (especially in California) • Experience advancing health equity through policy change • Knowledge of climate mitigation and resilience strategies and planning at the local and regional levels • Experience planning and implementing public health programs • Ability to identify and analyze complex program implementation problems and develop creative and effective solutions • Skill at authentic engagement of diverse communities, tribes, and with representatives of all levels of government
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.