Newborn Screening Program Cystic Fibrosis & Neuromuscular Special Care Center Liaison | HPS I
California Department of Public Health
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,061.00 - $7,587.00 monthly
Internal Number: JC-339661
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by serving as a statewide public health program specialist providing technical assistance to health care providers and Newborn Screening (NBS) contractors or vendors in health program planning, NBS follow-up protocols, and reporting requirements.
The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager I, Newborn Screening Follow-up and Contracts Unit Chief. The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) supports CDPH’s mission by functioning as a highly skilled technical program consultant, administrative lead, and liaison for the California Newborn Screening (NBS) Program Cystic Fibrosis and Neuromuscular Special Care Center (SCC) contractors. The SCCs provide medical services to newborns found to be screen-positive for disorders followed by the NBS Program. The incumbent develops technical materials and procedures that support SCC staff use of the online NBS Screening Information System (SIS), provides oversight of SCC contract scopes of work, budgets, and invoicing, and troubleshoots impediments to fulfilling scope of work. This position involves travel, less than 5%, for possible meetings and site visits.
This vacancy is being advertised in Sacramento County and Contra Costa County. The position’s headquarters will be in the county nearest the selected candidate’s residence.
Telework is available for this position, under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California, and in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.
This position requires the employee to enter health care facilities to provide services or work as part of the duties. The selected candidate is mandated by CDPH to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Proof of vaccination status will be required as a condition of employment unless an exception is granted.
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.
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:
Demonstrate the ability to lead and manage multiple projects and daily tasks
Equity-minded, responsive and sensitive to diverse populations
Ability to assess issues and quickly identify the best possible solution(s)
Possess excellent and effective written and oral communication skills
Ability to collaborate with others
Ability to establish and foster relationships with partners
Ability to formulate and train on policies, procedures, and workflow
Working knowledge of public health genetic disease program administration, public health research, counseling, or teaching in genetics, genetic diseases, or a closely related field is preferred.
Recent Genetic Disease Screening related experience is ideal but not required.
Ability to analyze program situations and develop effective courses of action to solve them
Attentive to details
Intermediate MS Office Suite expertise- Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT
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.