Emergency Communications Specialist | HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
California Department of Public Health
Location: Sacramento, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,061.00 - $7,587.00 monthly
Internal Number: JC-349169
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by performing duties related to the planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating strategic planning components of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division.
The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager I, Chief of the Outreach and Communications Unit (OCU). The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) is a highly skilled technical program consultant and serves in a key role in advising and assisting the HPM I on crisis communication plans and health education outreach. The HPS I is the liaison for public health emergency stakeholder communication and interagency efforts to coordinate program activities across departments. This position requires the incumbent to function independently, communicate effectively, provide effective consultation and technical assistance on communication strategies on emergent public health topics (i.e., COVID-19, monkeypox, extreme weather events, etc.) to the OCU, MCAH Division, and local stakeholders. This position involves in-state travel up to 5%.
Telework is available for this position in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policies 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.
Please provide one of three (3) writing samples. Samples can include press releases, social media posts, program success stories, videos, public health education brochure, etc.
Please provide two of three (3) writing samples. Samples can include press releases, social media posts, program success stories, videos, public health education brochure, etc.
Other - Please provide three of three (3) writing samples. Samples can include press releases, social media posts, program success stories, videos, public health education brochure, etc.
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 Instructions
The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) should be no more than two (2) pages in length using 12-point font and addressing the questions below:
Please describe how your lived experience, work experience, education and knowledge make you a competitive candidate for this position.
Please share your experience developing key messages for diverse populations about data, reports, and evaluation outcomes and public health emergencies.
Share your experience coordinating communications projects that involve multiple colleagues and stakeholders. How do you organize the project, stay on task, navigate multiple opinions to produce effective public health education campaigns?
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:
• Organizational and time management skills • Effective internal and external customer service skills; verbal and written • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and effectively in a team setting • Strong written and oral communications skills • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time, particularly those that are high-profile and time-sensitive • Proven commitment to creating a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences
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.