Job Posting: Fellow-Peer

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)


$26.50 - $33.00 per Hour

Final Filing Date: 6/5/2024

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Chief of Community Engagement and Grants, the Mental Health Fellow (Peer) renders expert assistance as a consultant on Mental Health programs and performs other related work. The Fellow will use their voice and expertise as a mental health or substance use disorder peer to infuse best practices into the Commission’s policy-making, programs and planning activities. The Fellow will utilize their crucial perspective to ensure the work of the Commission is relevant, timely and reflective of needs and emerging trends in the mental health field.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
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$26.50 - $33.00
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Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term, Part Time - 3/4 Time

Special Requirements

  • Std State Application - Under Eligibility please select "other" and write "Meets the minimum qualifications for the position."
  • Cover Letter that explains the candidate’s interest in the fellowship and their overall career goals
  • Resume 
  • Proposal for a self-directed project that would advance the Commission’s vision of wellbeing for all Californians. The written project proposal must not exceed three pages (12 pt. Ariel font). The written proposal must include:
  • Problem statement and intended outcome(s) of the project and a timeline for its completion within 12 months, including major milestones
  • Description of any potential barriers to implementing the project and how the candidate proposes to address those barriers within the project timeline
  • Identification of resources needed to successfully implement the proposed project within the project timeline

Candidates must have a minimum of two years experience working in front-line community-based work. 

Candidates should have experience as a 
mental health or substance use disorder peer.


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: 6/5/2024

Who May Apply

This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

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:

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)
Attn: Human Resources
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)
Human Resources
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

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

  • Current version of the 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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - Cover Letter that explains the candidate's interest in the fellowship and their overall career goals. 
  • Other - Project Proposal
    • Proposal for self-directed project that would advance the commission's vision of wellbeing for all Californians.
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:
  1. Experience working with California mental health systems
  2. Strong oral and written communication skills
  3. Strong organizational skills
  4. Ability to work collaboratively and with flexibility


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(916) 500-0577

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:
Annie Palmero
(916) 312-4432
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.