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Salary: $5,309.00 - $6,451.00
Posted: 10/04/2012

Job Description:

Under the administrative direction of the Deputy Director, the Research Program Specialist II uses his or her mental health program expertise to further efforts of the evaluation of the public mental health system with particular focus on the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and included adult and children’s systems of care. The Research Program Specialist II will work with the Research Scientist IV and Evaluation Committee to develop appropriate evaluations of all MHSA programs and functions for adoption by the Commission. Duties require high level contact with commissioners, legislators, legislative staff, State agencies, county mental health directors and various stakeholder organizations.


    1. Extensive knowledge of research methods focused on evaluation of mental health services/programs/systems.
    2. Ability to independently carry out all aspects of the scientific method, including research design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, and dissemination of findings via written and verbal methods.
    3. Extensive experience doing the above within a domain relevant to mental health, such as psychology, psychiatry, sociology, or public health.
    4. Master's Degree Preferred.

Current Research Program Specialist II's or individuals eligible for appointment (transfers, list eligibility, and reinstatement) to this classification may apply. In addition to their application, candidates must submit a current resume and cover letter explaining their eligibility and their interest in this position. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified may be selected to interview.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Reserach Program Specialist II 475 - 550 - 5767 - 077
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Location County
Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/01/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Administrative Services
1300 17th St., Suite 1000
Sacramento, 95811
Lauren Quintero

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