Job Posting

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)



Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-65690
Position #(s):
$5,550.00 - $6,947.00
$5,053.00 - $6,325.00
$5,053.00 - $6,325.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Please visit the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission website for department information.

Department Website:

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction and supervision of the Health Program Manager and in close consultation with the Consulting Psychologist, the Research Program Specialist (RPS) II uses research and analytic skills to further efforts of the evaluation of the public community-based mental health system, with particular focus on the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The RPS II will independently and as a team member conduct research and evaluation activities for management, the Commission, stakeholders, and committees on MHSA components, programs, and policies. The Research Program Specialist II will work with Research Scientists and other Research Program Specialists within the Evaluation Unit to utilize information from large databases to develop summary statistics at the statewide and county levels, and for policy research projects. Duties require high-level contact with committee members, other State agencies, county mental health directors, county MHSA coordinators, advocacy groups, mental health clients and family members, and various stakeholder organizations. 

The RPS II may be required to be involved in all or some of the following activities: 1) Analysis and evaluation of county and statewide level programmatic and data proposals and reports to ensure alignment to the MHSA components and policies. 2) Development and implementation of systems for continual tracking, monitoring, and evaluating of Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) programs, Innovation (INN) programs, and other services and programs offered via the MHSA and broader systems of care. 3) Statewide data collection and reporting systems, including development of expertise in currently available data at the county and statewide level, data/reporting needs and requirements, and development/modification of statewide data systems

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.
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.

Contact Information

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

  • Department Website:
  • Human Resources Contact:
    Kimberly Watkins
    (916) 445-8706
  • 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.

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

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
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