Department of Health Care Services


$10,792.00 - $15,547.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Medical Consultant II will serve as the Chief of the Field Operations Clinical Oversight Section (FOCOS) in the Clinical Assurance and Administrative Support Division (CAASD).  The incumbent will have primary responsibilities for the planning, development, supervision, and administrative direction over clinical determinations and reviews for medical necessity for the Medi-Cal program.  This position serves as the Chief Medical Consultant for the FOCOS of and oversees the quality assurance of clinical issues related to the MC Is in the CAASD Field Offices.  The incumbent plans, organizes, directs and assigns the clinical workload of the clinical staff in the Section.  The incumbent provides professional advice and guidance on the medical aspects of medical review and oversight decisions for consistent, statewide decision-making and application of Medi-Cal policies and regulations.  The incumbent serves as the Chief Medical Consultant for clinical staff working on Treatment Authorization Requests (TARs), the Designated Public Hospital Project (DPHP), Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) TAR Free Project and the Field Office clinical staff.  This position requires a broad spectrum of clinical knowledge and expertise, as well as Medi-Cal program knowledge.  Travels to field offices statewide to attend meetings and/or conduct training of medical/professional staff, which may require overnights stays.

Please see the attached duty statement for this position.

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):
$10,792.00 - $15,547.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Clinical Assurance and Administrative Support Division’s (CAASD’s) is seeking one (1) Medical Consultant (MC) II to join the Clinical Program Integrity Branch (CPIB) to oversee the Field Operations Clinical Oversight Section (FOCOS) in one of the following locations; Sacramento, San Francisco, San Bernardino, San Diego or in Los Angeles, California.  This is a Statewide recruitment, but will only hire in the location with the successful candidate.

CAASD's mission is to provide quality oversight and administrative services that result in appropriate and cost-effective care for all Medi-Cal participants while providing great customer service to all we serve.

Special Requirements

Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners will be admitted to the examination, but the Board to which application is made must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) and Either I One year of experience in California state service performing the duties of a Medical Consultant I, Department of Health Services.


Three years of experience in the practice of medicine (exclusive of internship) including one year of administrative, supervisory, or consultant experience in a public health or welfare agency or in a medical care or rehabilitative program.

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: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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:

Department of Health Care Services
Attn: Certification Technician
M.S. 1300
P.O. Box 997411
Sacramento, CA 95899-7411

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

1501 Capitol Avenue, Suite 71.1501
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • 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.
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:

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of general medicine and surgery with particular reference to the techniques and trends in the diagnosis of physical and mental handicaps and in treatment programs for such handicaps; interrelationships of Federal, State, and local professional and voluntary public health and welfare agencies, and the programs and services of such agencies; principles of preventive medicine; principles of community organization; principles and practices of personnel management; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.

Ability to: Direct the work of a group of medical consultants; interpret and apply the medical policies standards, rules, and regulations of the Department s program; evaluate the quality and scope of medical services provided by the Medi-Cal Program; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; write effectively; speak effectively before professional and lay groups; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

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:
Arcella Ross
(916) 327-4104
Hiring Unit Contact:
Michelle Regalado
(916) 445-5985

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 Officer
(916) 440-7370
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