Job Posting: Research Data Specialist II

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)

Research Data Specialist II

$6,213.00 - $8,010.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 1/20/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction and supervision of the Research Supervisor, the Research Data Specialist (RDS) II serves as a highly skilled and key member of the Research and Evaluation Unit at the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). The RDS II uses their research and analytic skills to evaluate mental health policy, programs, and practice, with particular emphasis on using data-driven methods to identify opportunities for innovation in the community-based mental health system.
The RDS II will independently and as a team member conduct research and evaluation activities for management, the Commission, and committees. The RDS II will work with Research Scientists and other Research Data Specialists within the Division to utilize information from large databases to develop summary statistics at the statewide and county levels, and for policy research projects. Duties require high-level contact with Commissioners, Legislators, Legislative staff, State agencies, local mental health representatives, advocacy groups, mental health clients and family members, and various stakeholder organizations.
The RDS II may be required to be involved in all or some of the following activities: 1) Management of the Commission’s Innovation Incubator activities; 2) Analysis and evaluation of existing data related to mental health outcomes; 3) Development of tracking and monitoring systems of mental health data and information; 4) Management of research and evaluation contracts; 5) Acting as a subject matter expert within the Commission as well as externally to other state and local organizations; and 6) Delivering technical assistance to support internal and external evaluation efforts.

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 #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Research Data Specialist II
$6,213.00 - $8,010.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Special Requirements

Limited in-state travel required (10%) including occasional overnight stays. 
Clearance by a DOJ background check may be requested.

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: 1/20/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

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
1325 J Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

1325 J Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
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.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
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.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Pegi J. French
(916) 445-9729

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:
Kimberly Watkins
(916) 445-8706
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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail