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Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)


JC-70780 - Health Program Specialist

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-70780
Position #(s):
Working Title: Health Program Specialist
$5,053.00 - $6,325.00
# of Positions: 2
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commssion (Commission or MHSOAC) was established to provide oversight and accountability for the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), Adult and Older Adult System of Care Act and Children's Mental Health Services Act.  The Commission's primary roles include 1)providing oversight, review, accountability, and evaluation of projects and programs supported with MHSA funds, 2)ensuring that services are cost-effective and in accordance with recommended best practices, 3)providing oversight and accountability of the MHSA funded community mental health system, 4)reviewing and approving county Innovation Program and Expenditure Plans, 5)providing counties technical assistance in MHSA program plan development to accomplish the purpose of the MHSA and 6)administering the Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013 Triage Personnel grants.
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Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Deputy Director of Evaluation and Program Operations and supervision of the Chief of Program Operations, and in close consultation with the Consulting Psychologist, the HPS has primary responsibility for managing the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission’s review of the County Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plans and Annual Updates, and MHSA annual Revenue and Expenditure Plans. The HPS supports the MHSOAC review and approval of county Innovation project work plans. Key responsibilities include: (a) review and analysis of county MHSA plans and reports, (b) research of plan submittals and preparation of position papers and policy recommendations for consideration by the MHSOAC to brief the Legislature, the Administration, relevant State agencies, and the public; (c) consultation with the Counties including the California Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA), relevant state agencies, the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), service providers, interested stakeholder groups, providers of mental health training and technical assistance, and others engaged in and affected by public mental health. 

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

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.

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

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at

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:

  • 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.

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:
    • Proven analytical and program review skills.
    • Experience with legislative and technical report writing.
    • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently without close supervision.
    • Knowledge of California’s mental health system.
    • Experience developing and implementing policy.
    • Ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate leadership.
    • Experience working with mental health organizations, advocacy and constituency groups.
    • Computer literate: Outlook, database and Microsoft Office Suite experience.

    Contact Information

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

    • Department Website:
    • Human Resources Contact:
      Angelique York
      (916) 445-8732
    • 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:
      Norma Pate
      (916) 445-8790
    • 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.

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