Job Description and Duties
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by contributing to the wide and complex array of prevention services provided to children with lead poisoning or lead exposure, or those who are at risk of lead exposure. The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (CLPP) Branch is primarily funded by a unique fee assessed upon entities that historically and currently contribute to environmental lead pollution


The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager I, Policy and Planning Unit Chief, the Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) is responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to the administration, implementation, and monitoring of the fee which funds the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (CLPP) Program. The HPS I develop and leads environmental health policy and program projects, evaluate issue, establish and monitor the implementation of policies and procedures, and performs or supervises complementary staff support functions. The HPS I represent the department in dealings with fee payers and partner agencies, such as the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The HPS I serve as a highly skilled fee specialist, applying statutory regulations, developing broad policy with immediate and long-range impact, coordinating with legal counsel, and preparing responses to Public Record Act requests. The HPS I is  responsible for analyzing complex administrative problems, such as the sustainability of the fee, fund condition status, and legal risk of decisions, and recommending solutions on various branch policy issues critical to the Department’s mission while facilitating efficient Branch operations using effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing.


Before appointment to this position, you must first obtain list eligibility by taking and passing the Health Program Specialist I exam: https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/ExamBulletin.aspx?ExamControlId=1192

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.

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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.