The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager I (HPM I), Chief, Health Equity and Local Programs Unit. The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) functions as a highly skilled technical program consultant in areas of tobacco control public health policy, tobacco control program planning, assessment, and implementation. The HPS I develops and coordinates tobacco control strategy design, policy recommendations, programmatic interventions, data collection and analysis, and evaluation methods related to tobacco control. This requires analyzing current research and evaluation data, conducting needs assessments and trainings, coordinating workgroups, and participating in strategic planning sessions, and developing programmatic guidelines. The HPS I also provides consultation to local, state, and federal agencies and community organizations, and requires a high level of independence.
Travel (10%) in-state and out-of-state with occasional overnight stays.
Candidates interested in this position are required to take the Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) exam. If you have not taken the HPS I exam, please follow the link below: CalCareers
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.
Please see Supplemental Questionnaire instructions below at end of posting. Any applications received that do not provide a written response to the SQ 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.
The Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) will be used to pre-screen applicants for the Tobacco Control Program’s vacant HPS I position. The SQ must be no longer than three (3) pages in length, using 12-pt. Arial Font. Applications submitted without the SQ will not be considered for an interview. Please answer in the order as they appear below.
Provide examples in narrative form of your experience planning, coordinating, and delivering training and technical assistance.
Provide examples in narrative form of your experience planning, conducting, and evaluating public health interventions focused on reducing health disparities.
Provide examples in narrative form of your experience leading a team or workgroup to produce a product e.g., grant application, educational material, policy campaign, and training.
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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:
Knowledge of public health planning, implementation, and evaluation of policy campaigns.
Self-starter, detail oriented, ability to breakdown and organize complex assignments into manageable units.
Good writing skills; excellent listening; and strong time management skills.
Ability to work independently, complete tasks and provide quality work products with minimal supervision.
Develop and maintain knowledge and skills related to tasks and methodologies.
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.
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