Job Description and Duties
Under the direction of the Health Program Manager I (HPMI), Alcohol Harm Reduction Unit (AHRU) Chief, the Associate Health Program Advisor (AHPA) functions as a full journey-level team member supporting in training, technical assistance, health education, and policy for the AHRU. The AHPA will primarily support the AHRU’s work to raise awareness of alcohol addiction and to prevent alcohol misuse through public education; policy, systems, and environmental change strategies; training; and technical assistance. The AHPA will also support work on other substance and addiction related topics, including problem gambling. The AHPA tracks current research, policy, and legislative changes; uses data (including surveillance, survey, and treatment data) to inform prevention strategies; and coordinates program strategic planning and community engagement. The AHPA also attends relevant committee meetings with local, state, and community organizations. This position requires a high level of independence.


This position is eligible for telework in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policies and Procedures.


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 Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

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