Health Communications Specialist - HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST II
California Department of Public Health
Location: Richmond, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,658.00 - $8,334.00 monthly
Internal Number: JC-374554
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by disseminating information and building partnerships to address health hazards and advance health equity among California workers.
The incumbent works under the supervision of the Public Health Medical Officer III, Chief of the Emerging Workplace Hazards Unit (EWHU). The Health Communications Specialist is responsible for the planning, implementation, and dissemination of outreach and education to employers, local health departments, and other partners regarding identification and control of workplace hazards and prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. The Health Communications Specialist, in collaboration with other EWHU staff, will focus in particular on novel occupational hazards and public health emergencies, such as COVID-19, natural disasters, non-infectious disease outbreaks, and hazardous chemical exposures or releases.
This position is located in Richmond, CA. However, telework (remote) from within California may be considered.
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:
Relevant education and experience in planning and implementing public health communications campaigns.
Relevant education and experience in occupational and/or environmental health.
Relevant education and experience in developing public health educational materials and graphical data displays.
Outstanding management of time and priorities.
Ability to work effectively with diverse program stakeholders and a multidisciplinary staff.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
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.
Statement of Qualifications
Include a concise, well-written 1-2 page Statement of Qualifications that: 1) describes why you are interested in this position, and 2) details how your qualifications and previous job experiences have prepared you for the duties and responsibilities of this position. Describe relevant education and prior experience in public health communications (or similar experience), including outreach and education, and coordination with multiple stakeholder groups, and any experience in occupational and/or environmental health.
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.