Job Posting

Department of Public Health



Final Filing Date: 12/18/2017

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-91348
Position #(s):
$5,255.00 - $6,578.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) is an organization dedicated to improving the health status of millions of low-income California parents and children, with the goal of preventing obesity and other diet related chronic diseases. This statewide public health program leads a statewide movement of local, state, and national partners in which multiple venues are used to facilitate behavior change in homes, schools, worksites, and communities to create environments that support fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity.

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Health Program Manager (HPM) l, Chief, Training Development and Support Unit, the Health Program Specialist (HPS) I is responsible for a full range of advanced technical and administrative services related to the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of statewide training programs, initiatives, and policy developments. Develops and revises trainings that support areas such as environmental support for obesity prevention, physical activity, nutrition education, and community/youth/partner engagement; develop and revise content areas such as food security/hunger prevention, retail/agriculture, worksite/employee wellness, early childhood education, and school and afterschool. The HPS I is a highly skilled, technical program consultant in the areas of extreme sensitivity such as public health interventions aimed at target populations most at risk for obesity and strategies for transfering these skills to direct service providers. The HPS I works collaboratively to coordinate and support implementation of program policies amongst Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) funded projects. Travel is an essential function of this position and is required up to 35 percent of the time.

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 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 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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) should discuss your education, training, and experience that qualifies you for this position. The SOQ should be no more than two pages in length, single spaced, and 12 point font.
  • 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.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Knowledge of and experience with utilizing leadership skills and project management techniques to oversee, develop and implement complex projects while successfully collaborating with various external and internal stakeholders.

Knowledge of and experience with strategic planning, facilitating group discussions, and leading teams on various high-priority projects.

Knowledge of and experience with developing and implementing competency-based, learner-centered training programs.

Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and direction.

Knowledge of and experience using MicroSoft Office Suite, webinar, survey, and SharePoint applications.

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
  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Ashley Nubla
    (916) 322-3258
  • 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)