Department Information

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.

CDPH is committed to effectively delivering essential public health services directly and/or thorough strong and effective partnership. CDPH is a nationally accredited health department—mobilizing communities and institutions to transform policies and systems towards a culture of equity, antiracism, healing and health for all people and our planet.

CDPH continues to build and strengthen a work culture where all employees are inspired to share their talents and ideas, to become part of a team that works to better serve the needs of California’s diverse communities by delivering innovative solutions and quality resources. We are committed to creating an environment where all employees are included, treated with dignity and respect, and in a position to contribute to protecting the health of all Californians.

This position supports the efforts of the Center for Heathy Communities (CHC). With nearly 40 programs residing within ten branches and three offices, approximately 600 staff and operations based in Sacramento and Richmond, the programmatic impact of CHC can be felt in every corner of California.

Join our diverse support unit within the Center for Healthy Communities!

Job Description And Duties

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by acting as the Legislative and Policy Specialist for the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC), as well as, incorporating health equity into all policies.

The incumbent works under the direction of the Staff Services Manager II (SSM II), Operations Section Chief. The Health Program Specialist II (HPS II) is a highly skilled, subject matter expert and technical consultant in the areas of policy analysis, program development, and strategic planning. The HPS II independently reviews and tracks legislative bill analyses for the ten branches and two offices in CHC to create alignment of policies and incorporation of strategic priorities across programs. Independently reviews and interprets complex documents and reports, such as legislative reports, legislative bill analyses and regulations, and makes cross-cutting policy decisions, provides recommendations to the SSM II, the Deputy Director, and Assistant Deputy Directors. Researches health policy and analyzes data for inclusion in legislative proposals and analyses. Provides technical assistance and guidance to legislative staff working in CHC branches and offices and acts as the liaison with the Department’s Office of Legislative and Governmental Affairs. Serves as the audit coordinator for CHC and acts as the liaison with the Office of Compliance. 5% in-state travel may be required, with possible overnight stays.

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Final Filing Date: 2/9/2023

Position Details

Job Code #: JC-349160

Position #(s): 580-300-8336-010

Working Title: Legislative and Policy Specialist

Classification: HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST II $6,658.00 – $8,334.00

# 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.