Health Planning Specialist III with the Department of Public Health - Santa Clara, CA


Under direction of an Associate Director to function as a project leader & specialist in the performance of research and analysis of data for the preparation and presentation of studies in health planning.

This is the broadly experienced level, which functions as a project leader or specialist under the general supervision of an Associate Director. Assignments are usually made in terms of general concepts, with assigned responsibility for the development and carrying out of the project. Considerable freedom is exercised in the selection of the approach and methods of analysis and presentation, with approval of the division supervisor.

Current vacancies are located at the Public Health Department - Health Equity and Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP) divisions. However, the established list from this recruitment will be used for other vacancies as they occur. 

Typical Tasks

  • Functions as a project leader, supervising professional and technical staff, establishing procedures, setting goals, and assuming responsibility for the recommendations, style, and accuracy of the final presentation; 
  • Performs the specialized or more difficult aspects of a planning project;
  • Takes oral or written presentation of planning projects, studies or reviews before planning committees, certificate of review panels, and the governing body;
  • Assists in the training and supervision of subordinate staff;
  • Assists the Associate Director in the administration of the division; and
  • Performs related work as required.

Employment Standards
Training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in public health, health planning, health administration, general planning or a closely related field


Three years of professional health planning experience.

Note: It is anticipated that the knowledge and abilities required to perform the job would normally be obtained by:

Knowledge of:

  • Aims, trends, concepts, principles, techniques and legal aspects of health planning and administration;
  • Implications of physical, economic, and social factors involved in health planning;
  • Health organizations and operations and community interrelationship;
  • Basic research and statistical methods.

Ability to: 

  • Conduct health planning studies;
  • Analyze data;
  • Write and speak effectively;
  • Plan and coordinate work assignments;
  • Supervise other professional planners.

Salary: $79,618.24 - $96,801.13 Annually

Location: Throughout the County of Santa Clara, CA

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Public Health

Closing: 5/22/2018

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 16:30