Alzheimer’s Disease Program Clinical Lead | HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST II
California Department of Public Health
Location: Sacramento, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,658.00 - $8,334.00 monthly
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: JC-338948
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by performing programmatic and evaluation coordinator duties for the California Alzheimer’s Disease Program (ADP) within the Chronic Disease Control Branch (CDCB). The ADP is a grant program for the purpose of research into the causes, treatment, and strategies for coping with and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related factors.
The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager II (HPM II), Chief of the Alzheimer’s Disease Section. The Health Program Specialist II (HPS II) is the clinical lead for the ADP. The HPS II provides leadership, organization, planning, coordination, development, implementation, and technical programmatic and contractual oversight of ADP and the California Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s (CADC) on-going activities. The HPS II develops, implements, refines, and evaluates various program components; monitors program activities for compliance with objectives; and reviews data collected by the CADC. The HPS II provides guidance and technical assistance to CDCB program staff, contractor(s), and local health departments on Alzheimer’s disease issues including standards of dementia care and family caregiver training. The HPS II contributes to evaluation reports and collaborates with key state and local community agencies, such as the Department of Aging, California Department of Health Care Services, the Alzheimer’s Association and other Alzheimer’s Association Chapters within the state, the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA), the Agency Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Council, and academic institutions. The HPS II is the primary CDPH staff person in addressing all issues regarding the standard of dementia care.
The work location is in Sacramento, CA. Teleworking is available for this position, in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.
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. Please describe how your education and experience would make you a good fit for this position by addressing the desirable qualifications and the duties outlined in the Job Posting and Duty Statement. Please be specific about your knowledge, skills, and abilities. The SOQ must be typed, no more than 2-pages in length with 1-inch margins, and in Arial 12-point font. Candidates are also required to include a resume with their submission; however, please note, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the Statement of Qualifications.
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:
Interacting effectively and professionally with internal and external partners.
Program evaluation, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Working with a high degree of independence, directing/leading teams, as well as being part of a team.
Assuming and demonstrating independent responsibility for decisions and actions having broad implications on a variety of public health programs.
Excellent oral communication and writing skills, as well as possession and utilization of excellent organization and management skills.
Writing documents, communications, and reviewing and editing documents.
State contract management, budgets (e.g., developing and monitoring), and accounting procedures.
Federal grant requirements and application process.
Using mature judgement, loyalty, poise, tact, and discretion.
Making recommendations that influence policy and/or policy making decisions in state government.
Prioritizing and anticipating program needs and meeting deadlines.
Problem solving and assessing community health program needs & resources.
Methods and principles of disease and disability prevention, health promotion, evidence-based intervention, and medical management.
Health equity, cultural humility, and social determinants of health.
Policy and legislative analysis and critically thinking about the impact policy may have on program activities.
Program management and clinical services delivery.
Public health program design, development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
Chronic disease prevention and management, and evidence-based practices, including team-based care.
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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