Job Description and Duties
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s mission and strategic plan by developing, implementing, and monitoring core activities related to Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) within the Child and Adolescent Health Branch.

The Health Program Specialist (HPS) I is responsible for performing duties as a highly skilled, technical program consultant including building content expertise, providing technical assistance to local and state partners, supporting program development and implementation, monitoring Scopes of Work and contracts, and completing federal reporting as applicable. The HPS I is the main point of contact for local agencies needing technical assistance and is responsible for providing support with assessing needs, identifying, and developing resources, connecting local agencies with subject matter experts, and coordinating trainings and webinars.

The incumbent works under the Health Program Manager (HPM) I, Chief of the CORESS Local Program Support Unit.

“This is a re-advertisement to increase candidate pool. If you previously applied, there is no need to re-apply as your application is on file.”


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 Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

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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.