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.

There is one vacancy being advertised across multiple counties. The incumbent will be headquartered in the county nearest the residence of the selected candidate. The counties are: * Sacramento or Contra Costa County *



The Health Program Specialist II (HPS II) serves as a Rural and Disabililities Health Equity Lead for CDPH. The Rural and Disabilities Health Equity Lead will serve broadly as a subject matter expert for CDPH on rural population health, leading activities that include relationship building, project guidance, direction and oversight, training, coordination, and technical assistance to support CDPH’s outreach to rural and disability communities. The Rural and Disabilities Health Equity Lead will act as a bridge between programs within CDPH and externally between CDPH and other health partners. The Lead will provide technical consultation to support the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of projects and activities designed to continue to improve public health response and recovery among rural and disability communities.

The ideal candidate will be a trusted messenger and possess knowledge, passion, and experience working with rural and disability communities and the providers that serve them. The ideal candidate will carry empathy and understanding of protocol when working with different community groups in order to support CDPH in recognizing diverse ways of knowing about health and healing. Organizational skills and flexibility to the changing needs and demands of the program are preferred.

Telework is available for this position in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.

Before appointment to this position, you must first obtain list eligibility by taking and passing the Health Program Specialist II exam: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/ExamBulletin.aspx?ExamControlId=1191

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.