Job Description and Duties
The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager (HPM) I, Chief, Local Programs and Advocacy Campaigns Unit. The Associate Health Program Adviser (AHPA) performs the more difficult and complex duties involved in the development and implementation of local and statewide comprehensive tobacco prevention plans.


Travel (10%) in-state and out-of-state with occasional overnight stays.

Candidates interested in this position are required to take the Associate Health program Adviser (AHPA) exam. If you have not taken the AHPA exam, please follow the link below:




The attached duty statement indicates whether this position is eligible for telework. All employees who telework are required to be California residents in accordance with Government Code 14200, and may be required to report to a CDPH office, when needed. Candidates who reside outside of the state of California may be interviewed; however, the selected candidate must have a primary residency in the state of California prior to appointment (and continue to maintain California residency) as a condition of employment. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

This is a reposting of JC- 407684 to increase candidate pool; previous applicants do not need to reapply and are still for consideration.

The salary information listed on this advertisement may not reflect recent salary increases from salary adjustments or changes in the fiscal year.

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About California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Shared Vision
CDPH public health professionals, researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other staff­ members have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We are dedicated to public service and passionate about our work and the people and communities we serve and protect.