Careers & Fellowships

Collaborative learning and career paths for practitioners and professionals

Health Program Specialist I

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager III, the Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) will serve as the Mental Health Wellness Act (MHWA) program grant monitor. As program grant monitor, the HPS I will: (1) monitor MHWA Research and Evaluation Unit to ensure data collection and evaluation; (3) provide technical assistance to MHWA programs: (4) develop and maintain MHWA program policies and procedures; (5) prepare Request for Applications and Release for Bids to ensure contract continuity; and (6) develop fiscal tracking and organizational tools, along with other reports and documents related to the MHWA Program. 7) Meet with MHWA program coordinators to ensure adherence to program policies and procedures and to provide technical assistance regarding program effectiveness and sustainability.

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Deputy Director of Legislative and External Affairs

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Deputy Director for Legislation, Policy, and External Affairs is responsible for the legislation and interagency activities. On behalf of the Commission, the Deputy Director advises the Legislature and the administration regarding their priorities, elevates the Commission’s priorities and perspectives in policymaking venues, and seeks to improve the overall effectiveness of state policies. The Deputy Director also coordinates the Commission’s activities with other departments and with interagency work groups focused on timely issues. The Deputy Director provides executive leadership over the Commission’s policy development projects, including research, public engagement, and discernment, as well as the public communications strategy and the Commission’s portfolio of education, outreach, and stigma reduction activities. The Deputy Director provides executive guidance and ensures excellence in the community engagement activities embedded in virtually all Commission activities

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Fellow – Clinician

Under the general direction of the Chief of Program Operations, the Mental Health Fellow (Clinician) renders expert assistance as a consultant on Mental Health programs and performs other related work. The Fellow will use their voice and expertise in the mental health field to infuse best practices into the Commission’s policy-making, programs and planning activities. The Fellow will utilize their crucial perspective to ensure the work of the Commission is relevant, timely and reflective of needs and emerging trends in the mental health field.

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Deputy Director of Program Operations

Under the general direction of the Commission’s Executive Director, the Deputy Director of Program Operations is the Commission’s principal policy advisor to the 16 Commissioners and the Executive Director on the major program elements of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The Deputy Director of Program Operations is responsible for providing executive-level leadership to the Commission’s research and evaluation activities, grants to local governments and community organizations, innovation plan approvals, and technical assistance to county and other local government partners on the community planning elements of the MHSA.

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New to public service?

Contact the Commission’s Human Resources team at hr_recruiting@mhsoac.ca.gov for assistance in navigating the application process.