Job Posting: Newborn Screening Follow-Up and Contract Unit Chief

Department of Public Health

JC-245838
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Newborn Screening Follow-Up and Contract Unit Chief
HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER I

$6,124.00 - $7,608.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/22/2021

Job Description and Duties

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s mission and strategic plan by being responsible for the overall management and daily work flows of the Newborn Screening Follow-Up & Contract Unit in the Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP). The position directly supports the GDSP mission to reduce the emotional and financial burden of congenital and inherited diseases among California residents.

 

The incumbent works under general direction of the Health Program Manager (HPM) II, Chief of the Newborn Screening (NBS) Section. The HPM I will provide direct supervision to Unit staff who serve as liaisons to the state-contracted California Children’s Services (CCS)-approved special care centers, confirmatory laboratories and the sickle cell trait counseling vendors. The HPM I will utilize extensive knowledge of NBS Program protocols and policies to manage reports, oversee contract development and administration, approve invoices and user identity management for GDSP applications, and oversight of Unit personnel. Up to 5% travel required.

The Staff Services Manager (SSM I) eligibility list is used as an appropriate list for the Health Program Manager (HPM I). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for both classes in order to be eligible for appointment.

 

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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 #:
JC-245838
Position #(s):
580-530-8427-909
Working Title:
Newborn Screening Follow-Up and Contract Unit Chief
Classification:
HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER I
$6,124.00 - $7,608.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Contra Costa County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Genetic Disease Screening Program of the California Department of Public Health works to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We run the largest screening program in the world and set the standard in delivering high-quality, cost-effective genetic services to all Californians. The mission of the Genetic Disease Screening Program is "To serve the people of California by reducing the emotional and financial burden of disability and death caused by genetic and congenital disorders."

Special Requirements

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ) INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please describe in one or two pages how your knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education meets the desirable qualification and requirements of this position.

PLEASE NOTE: Resumes, letters, Supplemental Questionnaire, transcripts, degrees, your state application, cover letters and other materials will not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ).  Simply copying and pasting your resume will also not be accepted. Applications received without an SOQ may be rejected.

 

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: 4/22/2021

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 & Certification Unit
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:

Department of Public Health
Classification & Certification Unit
1615 Capitol Avenue Suite 73.430
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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Please see Statement of Qualifications instructions above in Special Requirements.  Any applications received that do not provide a written response to the SOQ may not be scored/reviewed.  

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:

  • Strong leadership and supervisory experience
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to staff management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Experience managing contracts and budgets
  • Knowledge of communications strategies that will help further organizational goals and use metrics to monitor success
  • Great multitasker and capable of simultaneously managing multiple projects with different deadlines
  • Strong meeting management skills, in-person and through Web-Ex and/or Zoom platforms
  • Training in public health, science, health or related area preferred but not required

Benefits

NOTE:  Salaries do not reflect recent changes necessitated by the unanticipated budget shortfalls arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information for actual reductions of salaries is available at https://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/Pages/labor-agreements-2020-budget.aspx

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

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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 Division
(916) 445-0983
apply@cdph.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Agustina-Richel Guzman
(510) 412-6216
AGuzman@cdph.ca.gov

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.

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