Job Posting

Department of Public Health



Final Filing Date: 12/27/2017

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-91579
Position #(s):
$5,772.00 - $7,225.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The mission of the Chronic Disease Control Branch (CDCB) is to support evidence-based intervention programs that promote healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and improve the prevention, diagnosis, and management of chronic disease. CDCB is California's Principal Administrator of the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG). PHHSBG addresses California’s unique public health needs and challenges with innovative and community driven methods by addressing emerging health issues and gaps; decreasing premature death and disabilities; working to achieve health equity and eliminate health disparities by addressing the social determinants of health; supporting local programs to achieve healthy communities; and establishing data and surveillance systems to monitor the health status of targeted populations. Administration of the PHHSBG includes coordination of activities and funds for 26 programs housed between two agencies.

Job Description and Duties

Under general direction of the Staff Services Manager (SSM) II, Chief, Business Operations Section, the Health Program Specialist (HPS) II will serve as the evaluation and quality improvement (QI) lead for the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG) Healthy People 2020 Program (HPP 2020). The HPS II will build evaluation and QI capacity; and provide evaluation programmatic feedback to stakeholders and staff in accordance with the congressional mandate, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Subcommittee recommendations, and the CDC PHHSBG evaluation initiative. The State Health Objectives are monitored and evaluated twice-yearly program outcome reports, success stories, and yearly program audit. Evaluation will be long- and short-term, ranging from summaries of quantitative data to qualitative sources such as program documentation of impact. The incumbent will present the findings through consultation to departmental management and staff, as well as presentations to PHHSBG Stakeholders. The incumbent will work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team by measuring progress and impact of funded programs, as well as communicating current accomplishments. Travel is required approximately 5 percent of the time, to include overnight stays, attendance at required conferences, and training on current and emerging evaluation and QI methodology.

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: 12/27/2017

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 - Along with your Application (STD 678), please include a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). The SOQ is a narrative discussion of the candidate's experience which qualifies him/her for this position. The SOQ must be no more than two pages long at Arial, 11- or 12-point font. Candidates are requested to include a resume or cirriculum vitae (CV); however, resumes and CVs will not be considered in lieu of the Statement of Qualifications. In appraising experience, more weight may be given to the breadth and recency of pertinent experience and evidence of the candidate's ability to accept and fulfill increasing responsibilities than to the length of his/her experience.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
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:
Progressive health care leadership roles, strong relationship-building skills, and exceptional interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of organizations and systems, with demonstrated expertise in organizational change strategies, team development, health-focused QI methodologies, metrics, strategies and tools, concepts, principles, and standards.

Demonstrated creativity and initiative as it relates to performance and process improvement design and implementation of initiatives and measurement strategies.

Knowledge of statistics, data collection and management, information systems, and survey design methodologies; ability to identify trends, analyze large data sets, understand processes for statistical analysis, benchmarking, and outcome measurement.

Experience in development, implementation, and evaluation of broad policy with multiple departmental, immediate and long range impacts.

Excellent, communication, writing, problem solving, and multi-tasking skills.

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:
    Shanna Schneider
    (916) 552-9807
  • 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)