Department Information

Are you looking to join an exciting, dedicated team of professionals that work to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children and adolescents in California? To accomplish its mission, the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH) maintains partnerships, contracts, and agreements with state, federal, and local agencies in both public and private sectors. MCAH hosts an array of programs and initiatives to serve the state’s diverse populations and regions providing important resources, information and data about reproductive health, family planning, pregnancy, birth outcomes and more. Most programs and initiatives within MCAH are funded by the 1935 Social Security Act’s Title V Block Grant.

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s mission and strategic plan by promoting health and wellness through the development of key public health messages; by mobilizing partnerships within and outside the Department to strengthen collective impact; and enhancing services through agile operations by tailoring our messaging practices to best meet the communities we serve.

At the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to advance the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. We are genuinely and strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness where we can grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees. In recruiting for team members, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to us and the work we do.

Job Description And Duties

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by performing duties related to the planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating strategic planning components of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division.

The incumbent works under the direction of theHealth Program Manager I, Chief of the Outreach and Communications Unit (OCU). The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) is a highly skilled technical program consultant and serves in a key role in advising and assisting the HPM I on crisis communication plans and health education outreach. The HPS I is the liaison for public health emergency stakeholder communication and interagency efforts to coordinate program activities across departments. This position requires the incumbent to function independently, communicate effectively, provide effective consultation and technical assistance on communication strategies on emergent public health topics (i.e., COVID-19, monkeypox, extreme weather events, etc.) to the OCU, MCAH Division, and local stakeholders. This position involves in-state travel up to 5%.

Telework is available for this position in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policies and Procedures.

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Final Filing Date: 2/9/2023

Position Details

Job Code #: JC-349169

Position #(s): 580-520-8338-054

Working Title: Emergency Communications Specialist

Classification: HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I $6,061.00 – $7,587.00

# of Positions: 1

Work Location: Sacramento County

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Should you have any questions regarding the application process, our Recruitment Team is ready to help you at Apply@cdph.ca.gov or (916) 445-0983.