Job Description and Duties
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by providing highly skilled technical health program consultative tasks and responsibilities to support the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics’ (CHSI’s) Community Engagement Data initiative.


The Health Program Specialist II (HPS II) serves as the Community Engagement and Equity Specialist and collaborates with the Research and Analytics Branch (RAB) Research Scientists and RAB Research Unit, to serve as the subject matter expert in CHSI for local data and is responsible for engagement with both local health jurisdictions (LHJs) and individual partners to tighten information flow, personalize interaction, and ensure frequent touchpoints with community partners. The HPS II independently develops the most complex and sensitive health policy and process proposals for use in decision-intelligence programs to improve the effectiveness of public health interventions along with coordination of cross-cutting program activities in partnership with the centers and offices in CDPH. Develops critical and sensitive health policy and process proposals to improve the effectiveness of public health interventions including, but not limited to, using data, trends, and other information gathered for past and current response efforts to develop targeted localized messaging.



The incumbent works under the direction of the Research Data Manager, Chief of RAB.


To obtain list eligibility for the Health Program Specialist II, before applying for this position, you must first take and pass the Health Program Specialist II 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 Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

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.