Job Posting

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)



Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-49909
Position #(s):
$5,550.00 - $6,947.00
$5,053.00 - $6,325.00
$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 supervision of the Health Program Manager II, and in close consultation with the Consulting Psychologist, the SMHS/HPS has primary responsibility for managing the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission’s Innovation Program.  Key responsibilities include: (a) review and analysis of county Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) component plans and reports, with a special emphasis on County Innovation Project plan submittals, annual progress reports and final evaluation reports; 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; (b) population and maintenance of MHSOAC database of MHSA programs, providers, and services, with a special emphasis on Innovation Project descriptions and data; and (c) preparation of technical assistance materials for and 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.

Application Instructions

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.

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

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)
Attn: Human Resources
1325 J Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814

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. 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.
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:
Strong analytical skills
Professional oral and written communication skills
Tactfulness and a positive attitude
Excellent attendance, punctuality, and dependability
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments
Experience with California Mental Health Systems
Experience working with mental health orgarnizations
Proven analytical and program review skills
Experience with legislative and technical report writing
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.

Additional Information

Applicants that previously applied for this position, do not need to resubmit their application. 


You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • By Mail
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)