Job Posting

Department of Public Health

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSTING

JC-91307 - RESEARCH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

Final Filing Date: 12/18/2017

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-91307
Position #(s):
580-821-5742-XXX
Classification:
RESEARCH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
$5,255.00 - $6,578.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Health care facilities in California are licensed, regulated, inspected, and/or certified by a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels, including the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These agencies have separate -- yet sometimes overlapping -- jurisdictions. CHCQ is responsible for ensuring health care facilities comply with state laws and regulations. In addition, CHCQ cooperates with CMS to ensure that facilities accepting Medicare and Medi-Cal (in California, Medicaid is referred to as Medi-Cal) payments meet federal requirements. CHCQ also oversees the certification of nurse assistants, home health aides, hemodialysis technicians, and the licensing of nursing home administrators.

Job Description and Duties

The Research Program Specialist I (RPS I) functions as a specialist beyond the journeyperson level, performing the most difficult analytical and administrative assignments necessary to accomplish the Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) goals and objectives. Under general direction from the RAES Unit Chief, the RPS I independently designs, organizes and conducts complicated and wide ranges of research analysis of CHCQ facility healthcare databases designed to monitor program mandates, support data integrity/quality improvement initiatives, and analyze healthcare services/quality of care in California. The RPS I develops quality improvement and statistical measures, benchmarks, and reports for dissemination to staff, stakeholders, and the public using data management and analytical software such as Microsoft (MS) Excel (including pivot tables) and Access, Structured Query Language (SQL), SAS and visualization/reporting software such as Tableau or SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). The incumbent analyzes CHCQ facility healthcare databases to provide advice, assistance, and to inform management of data integrity issues and uses data findings for resource and resolution of multiple Program-related issues.

Special Requirements

The Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) is a narrative writing that individually answers the questions below. Each reply shall be on a separate paper and up to one page long and include your name and question number in the upper right hand corner.

The SQ serves as documentation of a candidate’s ability to present information clearly.

1. Describe your experience:

a. working with health facility licensing and regulation data systems or healthcare services/utilization data;

b. using MicroSoft EXCEL or ACCESS, Tableau, SAS, Structured Query Language (SQL), SRSS SQL or other data management/analysis/reporting software (level of experience, length of time using software, type of projects for which software was used, how results were validated).

2. Describe your experience developing and maintaining research project and reporting requirements.

3. Describe one major project where you identified, resolved, and monitored data quality issues.

4. Tell a compelling story about data you have analyzed.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 12/18/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Public Health
Attn: Classification and Certification
1615 Capitol Avenue Suite 73.430
P.O. Box 997378 MS 1700-1702
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Classification and Certification
1615 Capitol Avenue Suite 73.430
P.O. Box 997378 MS 1700-1702
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Other - Supplemental Questionnaire: Please see the Special Requirements section of this job advertisement for detailed instructions for the SQ submission.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

  • Human Resources Contact:
    Human Resources Branch
    (916) 445-0983
    Apply@cdph.ca.gov
  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Emma Martinez
    (916) 552-8900
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Office
    (916) 445-0938
  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

  

You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
  • By Mail
  • Drop-off
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Additional Documentation
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)