Job Description and Duties
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by promoting equitable social, economic, and environmental conditions to achieve optimal health, mental health and well-being for all.

The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) works under the general direction of the Health Program Manager II, Chief of the Community Development and Engagement Section (CDES). The HPS I coordinates and oversees multiple complex contracts under the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) funded by the state general fund. The incumbent is responsible for special projects and tasks associated with conducting outreach and engaging diverse stakeholders representing the needs of vulnerable communities. The HPS I is responsible for embedding cultural and linguistic criteria in all CDPH policy, program, and services, including technical assistance documents, contract monitoring, and policy/program reviews.

Travel as needed up to 15% of the time with some overnight stays.

Before appointment to this position, you must first obtain list eligibility by taking and passing the Health Program Specialist I exam: https://www.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 Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.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.