Local Health Department Climate Change Program and Policy Specialist with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH)

Job Description and Duties

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by promoting equitable social, economic, and environmental conditions to achieve optimal health, mental health, and well-being for all.

The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I), Local Health Department Climate Change Program and Policy Specialist, position is an opportunity for meaningful contribution to advancing health and racial equity through action to address the greatest health challenge of the 21st Century: climate change. Put your lived expertise and passion for climate justice to work with a team that appreciates your unique contributions. We are a team that works hard, supports each other, and strives to build a culture of racial equity, care, and transparent participation in decisions that affect the work.

The incumbent works under the direction of the Health Program Manager I, in the Climate Change Local Assistance Unit (CCLAU) in the Office of Health Equity (OHE).
The HPS I is part of the Climate Change and Health Equity Section (CCHES) and supports local health departments to prepare for and prevent the health impacts of climate change, improve social determinants of health, and meet existing health program objectives through engagement with climate change policy and planning.

The HPS I provides technical assistance to local health departments in California to increase incorporation of climate change considerations into their health programs, plans, policies, and communications. The incumbent is a highly skilled technical program consultant expected to provide coordination of activities including program planning, implementation, and evaluation; communications; stakeholder engagement; interpretation of research and data; training; and contract and budget management.

This position is 100% telework, with the option to go into the office.

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