Job Description and Duties
Are you seeking a dynamic career with a purpose? If this position sounds exciting and you are interested in joining an organization with a strengths-based culture that centers on our purpose and values, come join CFH.


This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by providing leadership, coordination, and highly skilled technical program consultation to programs and services in the Center for Family Health (CFH) and works collaboratively with other programs across the Department as well as external partners focused on advancing racial and health equity.


The Health Program Specialist (HPS) II works closely with the CFH staff and senior leadership team to develop strategies to embed principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging throughout the CFH workforce; project planning and implementation of health equity goals and objectives; developing and informing best practices for health equity; and ensuring that administrative and programmatic policies advance health equity. The HPS II will be responsible for attending meetings with local agencies and partners of the CFH, state and federal officials, community-based organizations, and participate in advisory groups/committees as appropriate.


The incumbent works under the general direction of the Deputy Director, Center for Family Health.


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 Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.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