Job Description and Duties
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by protecting the public’s health, promoting health and wellness, and optimizing data and technology.


Under the direction of the Health Program Manager II, Chief of the Injury Prevention Program Section, the Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) works in the dynamic intersection of transportation safety and public health and functions as a highly skilled technical health program consultant and performs programmatic, analytical, and administrative tasks for the Crash Medical Outcomes Data Project (CMOD) and the Vehicle Occupant Safety Program (VOSP). The CMOD Project integrates medical and crash data on traffic injuries with the intention of creating actionable, data-driven information to help prevent crash-related injuries and death. The VOSP Project aims to increase children’s safety in and around vehicles by training car seat safety instructors statewide, promoting new digital resources for safety technicians, and increasing teen driver safety programming. The HPS I will also work with research scientists addressing transportation injury-related issues (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, vehicle occupant safety) by supporting data briefs, reports, and other activities at the intersection of program and epidemiology work.


IVPB is a welcoming, dynamic, and rewarding place to work, and teleworking is supported. Staff typically stay and develop subject matter expertise over time in their prevention focus area.


The position may require minimal (5%) in-state travel, including overnight stays to participate in meetings and trainings.

This is a reposting of JC-406377 to increase candidate pool; previous applicants do not need to reapply and are still for consideration


To obtain list eligibility for the Health Program Specialist I, before applying for this position, you must first take and pass the Health Program Specialist I exam:


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.

Upload your Resume/CV or any other relevant file. Max. file size: 25 MB.

You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.

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.