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Salary: $5,309.00 - $6,451.00
Posted: 12/26/2012

Job Description:
The Health Program Specialist II, is a member of the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Division. This is a limited-term position and is located in mid-town Sacramento, in the East End Complex.

Job Description:
Under the direction from the Branch Chief of the Program Standards Branch, or designee, the Health Program Specialist (HPS) II is responsible for taking a lead role providing complex program consultation and technical assistance to local program staff as well as subcontract staff, as assigned, for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of major statewide programs housed within the Program Standards Branch, MCAH Division. The incumbent has lead responsibility for a major statewide program and/or project and will function as the lead for the tasks related to the operation of the program and/or project. The HPS II provides technical assistance and oversight of development of MCAH program objectives, activities and outcome measures in assigned LHJ Scopes of Work (SOW). The incumbent will monitor and evaluate compliance with MCAH policies, procedures and program standards. The HPS II is responsible for taking the lead with subcontractor activities, including monitoring their SOW, and coordinating training and technical assistance programs for local partners. The HPS II acts as a liaison for stakeholder communication and interagency efforts to coordinate the program activities across departments. This position requires the incumbent to function independently; communicate effectively; provide effective consultation/technical assistance to local awardees; and maintain/develop skills related to the support for the MCAH programs in coordination with local MCAH and Title V maternal and infant health promotion activities.

  • A Master's in Public Health (MPH) or closely related health professional field
  • Experience working with public health programs in the area(s) of perinatal, maternal and/or child health
  • Experience or formal training in health education and psychosocial services and supports
  • Working knowledge of public health services/activities provided in a clinical setting

Please include a Statement of Qualification to your application by answering the following questions:
    1. What experience do you have working with public health programs in the area(s) of perinatal, maternal and/or child health?
    2. What experience or formal training do you have in health education and psychosocial services and supports?
    3. Working knowledge of public health services/activities provided in a clinical setting?

If interested and would like a copy of the duty statement, please send an email to Merijune Tokuno at Those interested in this position, please send an state application (STD. 678) and resume to Merijune Tokuno, California Department of Public Health, at the address provided on this announcement below. Please include the title and position number under the exam title section, basis of eligibility (e.g., lateral transfer, list appointment, SROA/Surplus, re-employment, reinstatement, etc.) in the explanations section of the state application and your easy identification on the top portion of your state application. If you are currently on the HPS II list, please indicate your ID number and score located on your result notice on your state application or attach your exam results to your state application. Appointment may be subject to SROA/Surplus restrictions. SROA/Surplus applicants must submit a copy of their letter with their application.

Failure to provide this information may result in automatic elimination from the hiring process for this position and you will not be considered for an interview.

If you have recently submitted an application for an HPS II, please do not reapply. Individuals currently at the above classification level or those who are eligible to lateral transfer or can be list appointed are encouraged to apply. All applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. The STD. 678 can be accessed through the CalHR website at All final offers of employment are contingent upon HR approval.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Health Program Specialist II 580 - 520 - 8336 - 013
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Limited Term  60 month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division
PO Box 997420, MS 8300
Sacramento, CA 95899-7420
Merijune Tokuno
(916) 650-0316

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