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Salary: $5,309.00 - $6,451.00
Posted: 07/12/2013

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Research and Evaluation and administrative supervision of the Deputy Executive Director, the Research Program Specialist (RPS) I/II uses his/her research and mental health expertise to further efforts of the evaluation of the public community-based 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 I/II will work with Research Scientists, other Research Program Specialists, the MHSOAC Evaluation Committee, and stakeholders to develop, oversee, and contribute to evaluations of MHSA components and the public mental health system that have been adopted by the Commission. Duties require high level contact with committee members, other State agencies, county mental health directors, county MHSA coordinators, and various stakeholder organizations.

The MHSOAC is hiring to fill one RPS I/II position. Appointees may be required to be involved in all or some of the following activities: 1) Development and implementation of a performance monitoring system for California’s public community-based mental health system. 2) Development and implementation of systems for continual tracking, monitoring, and evaluating of Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) programs and other services and programs offered via the MHSA and broader systems of care. 3) Statewide data collection and reporting systems, including development of expertise in currently available data at the county and statewide level, data/reporting needs and requirements, and development/modification of statewide data systems.


    1. Strong analytical skills
    2. Experience leading a team and working as a team member
    3. Experience coordinating activities to completion
    4. Professional oral and written communication skills
    5. Tactfulness and a positive attitude
    6. Ability to be flexible in response to a changing workload
    7. Excellent attendance, punctuality, and dependability
    8. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    9. Ability to work independently
    10. Proficiency in a statistical software package (e.g., SPSS, SAS)
    11. Proficiency in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and Word
    12. Ability to follow detailed instructions
    13. Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments

Qualified candidates must have eligibility for State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, be currently in this classification, or have transfer eligibility to this classification.

Failure to submit the following with your application package may result in elimination from the hiring process:

    • State Application (STD 678) - Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the Explanation section located at the bottom of page one.
      • Candidates whose eligibility is based on an employment list are asked to submit a copy of their examination results indicating their test score
    • Cover Letter
    • Résumé
    • Response to Supplemental Question (See Below)

NOTE: Please submit the items above as single-sided documents.

The Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) established the MHSOAC in order to provide oversight of the MHSA, including oversight of its services, systems, and the use of MHSA funds. What role do you believe evaluation could/should play in this capacity?

When responding to the supplemental question, please follow these guidelines:

    1. Responses must be typewritten or generated by word processing software on 8½” X 11” paper.
    2. Responses must be limited to one or two brief paragraphs.
    3. Identify the page with your full name.

The following is a list of additional features related to this job opportunity.

    • All interested candidates must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the Explanation section located at the bottom of page one of their application (STD 678).


Administrative Services Division
ATTN: Lauren Quintero
1300 17th St., Suite 1000
Sacramento, CA 95811


Lauren Quintero
(916) 445-8716

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Research Program Specialist I/II 475 - 550 - 5767 - XXX
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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:
11/14/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Administrative Services Division
1300 17th St., Suite 1000
Sacramento, 95811
Lauren Quintero

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