Title: HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I Salary: $4,833.00 - $6,050.00 Posted: 07/11/2014
This position requires the incumbent maintain consistent and regular attendance; communicate effectively (orally and in writing if both appropriate) in dealing with the public and/or other employees; develop and maintain knowledge and skill related to specific tasks, methodologies, materials, tools, and equipment; complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner; and, adhere to departmental policies and procedures regarding attendance, leave, and conduct.
Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Health Program Manager I, the Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) oversees the development and implementation of tobacco control program strategies, interventions and materials with a focus on priority populations which include, but are not limited to low socioeconomic status, youth, African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian Pacific Islander, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, pink and blue collar workers, etc.
Supervision Received: This position is supervised by the Health Program Manager I, Chief, Health Equity and Local Programs Unit.
Supervision Exercised: n/a
Description of Duties: The HPS I develops and/or coordinates tobacco control strategy design, policy recommendations, programmatic interventions, data collection and analysis, and evaluation methods related to tobacco control in California. This will require analyzing current research and evaluation data, conducting needs assessments, coordinating workgroups and strategic planning sessions, and developing programmatic guidelines.
Percent of Time Essential Functions
30% Provides leadership for and coordination of programs serving priority populations that have high tobacco use, including, but not limited to the Priority Populations Planning Grantees and California Partnership for Priority Populations. Provides expert consultation in developing program policies, priorities, and health education standards as they relate to priority populations. Coordinate delivery of program services with all TCB Sections and Units and recommend appropriate strategies for working with priority populations.
30% Develops programmatic and budgetary guidelines and timelines for various complex, statewide procurement processes. Provides overall coordination and day-to-day oversight, management, and program consultation to 15-20 local health departments, community-based and statewide contractors. Conducts trainings and conferences on issues related to priority populations and provides facilitation for associated workgroups. Develops educational materials, policy recommendations, and fact sheets.
15% Develops and evaluates program standards, policies and procedures, and monitors application for tobacco control programs. Includes the development of comprehensive tobacco control program guidelines for local health departments, program recommendations for community linkage initiatives within regions, and program requirements and guidelines for tobacco use prevention and cessation programs within statewide and community based organizations.
10% Prepares legislative proposals, bill analyses, and reports related to the Department’s efforts to serve priority populations and to reudce tobacco use. Coordinates legislation and prepares required regulations in coordination with the Office of Legislation and Governmental Affairs and the Office of Legal Services.
10% Represents TCB in meetings with the Office of Multicultural Health and other Departmental programs on issues related to culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions. Represents TCB in meetings with other state departments and with local, regional, and federal agencies and foundations on issues related to providing tobacco control services for priority populations.
Percent of Time Marginal Functions
5% Performs other duties as required.
Statement of Qualifications
Health Program Specialist I
Health Equity and Local Programs Unit
Every application must be accompanied by a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). The SOQ must be no longer than 2 pages in length, typed in 12 pt. Arial font with one inch margins. For the SOA respond to the following questions:
1. What experience do you have in planning, coordinating, and delivering training and technical assistance?
2. What experience do you have in planning, conducting and evaluating public health interventions focused on reducing health disparities?
3. What experience do you have leading a team or workgroup to produce a product (e.g., grant application, educational material, campaign, training)?
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