• Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Administration and Management Project Management Public Health
  • Salary: $158,834.64 - $247,020.24 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information

Open Competitive Job Opportunity
No out-of-class experience accepted.


Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Time (PT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations

We're seeking individuals that can:

Lead and coordinate special and urgent projects/initiatives on behalf of the Director and in support of leadership of the Department’s bureaus and divisions. These responsibilities include the design, implementation, development, and performance improvement of programming; the alignment of funding opportunities to augment the Department’s capacity to execute, expand, and enhance its work and service delivery; and initiation of and support for partnerships that promote optimal well-being for all LA County residents. The Health Program Manager III (Chief Strategist) provides leadership for various components of the Department’s emergency response activities. The Health Program Manager III (Chief Strategist) assumes primary responsibility for communication with State and federal partners for assigned projects and represents the Public Health Director on commissions and committees as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serves as the Department’s lead coordinator and external liaison related to services, programming, and partnerships in support of people experiencing homelessness (PEH).
  • Provides leadership and coordination of the Department’s implementation of the programming and services of CalAIM, California’s Medi-Cal transformation initiative, including contracts for Enhanced Care Management and Community Supports.
  • Directs planning, implementation, administration, and evaluation of assigned projects and/or initiatives .
  • Performs the full range of administrative and technical supervision to plan, assign, oversee, and evaluate the work of subordinate management and support staff; provides technical guidance and support to staff where appropriate.
  • Develops, implements, and interprets policies and procedures and advises and makes recommendations to executive management on policy issues relevant to assigned duties.
  • Directs and participates in the development, negotiation, and management of program budgets; ensures that budget and contract allocations reflect program priorities and takes corrective action as necessary.
  • Directs program administrative functions and internal support services and directs and participates in developing and implementing solutions to complex problems within programs.
  • Interfaces and collaborates with community groups and public and governmental agencies.
  • Develops and participates in the development, monitoring, and compliance of contracts specific to the programs.
  • Reviews and analyzes existing and proposed Federal, State, and local regulations, legislation, or policies affecting relevant initiatives/programs.
  • Directs the assessment of programmatic activities affecting the health and well-being of individuals served by program initiatives and directs the coordination and dissemination of findings and recommendations developed from the evaluations conducted.
  • Directs the preparation and analysis of grant applications and the monitoring of grants to contract agencies.
  • Represents the Department with various external and internal agencies stakeholders, communities, and workgroups; responds to media and public inquiries on program services and related issues.



Option I: A Bachelor's degree* from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function** of the department - AND - Five years of experience at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Health Program Manager II***.

Option II: A Bachelor's degree* from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function** of the department - AND - Six years of management experience****, which must have included four years at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Health Program Manager II***.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions.

2 - Light -
This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.

You must POSSESS and CLEARLY EXPRESS detailed years of experience related to the Selection Requirements listed above within your online job application under the "Experience" area.

*In order to receive credit for the Bachelor's degree or higher you must attach a legible copy of the Official Diploma, Official Transcript(s), or Official Letter from the accredited institution, which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded, with Registrar's signature and school seal, with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to or your application may be rejected.
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited institutions standards by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). (See Employment Information under Accreditation Information)
  • Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's registrar office. A printout of the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and will not be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete and rejected.

**The core business functions of Public Health include Assessment, Policy Development, and Assurance, Public Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, Behavioral Science, Social Science, or a closely related field.

*** In the County of Los Angeles, a Health Program Manager II, is defined as one who serves as a director or senior manager who has immediate charge of a large-sized (25+ employees) public health or social service program or comparably-sized segment of a major public health program within a public health department. A Public Health Program is defined as a program that protects health, prevents disease, and promotes health and well-being.

****Management experience is defined as experience making major recommendations and taking actions that have a direct and substantial effect on the agency and the programs; developing and implementing policies, procedures, and guidelines; formulating short-term and long-term goals and objectives that have departmentwide or program impact; directs and supervises staff through subordinate supervisors; allocates resources; formulates budgets; determines staff training needs; etc.

  • Experienced communicator with excellent oral and written skills.
  • Demonstrated research and analytic skills.
  • A Master's degree or higher* from an accredited college or university in Public Health, public policy or related health/social service field or related discipline.

Credit will be given to applicants that possess the following desirable qualifications:

  • Additional experience beyond the Selection Requirements at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Health Program Manager II
  • Experience working in health care program budget(s) and funding
  • Experience working in researching, analyzing, and making recommendations to executive management on the drivers of health inequities
  • Experience working with diverse partners and collaborators to promote public health or social service programs.

Additional Information


Once we have determined that you meet our selection requirements, the examination process will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based on application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire information submitted at the time of filing weighted 100%.

Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination to be added to the Eligible Register (hiring list). Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of six (12) months following the date of eligibility.


Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

Any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.


How to Apply
Applications must be submitted ONLINE ONLY. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 pm deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button located on this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree received, and degree major. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and detailed description of work and duties performed. If the application and/or Supplemental Questionnaire is/are incomplete, the application will be REJECTED.


  • Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification(s) and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application will be dispositioned as INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted.
  • Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response; therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE .

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.

The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. Check the website for updated information at

All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 659-6546
Teletype Phone:
(800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone:
(800) 897-0077

Department Contact Name:
Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone:
(323) 659-6546
Department Contact E-mail:

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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