PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Public Health, this class is accountable for directing statewide activities of public health programs and/or directing the staff and programs of a large section of the department.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs professional, technical, and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of a public health program; coordinates, plans and manages office activities; formulates program goals and objectives; assists in preparation of office budget; maintains contacts with individuals, other operating units and outside agencies that may impact on program activities; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; recommends appropriate staffing levels; administers state and federal regulations pertaining to division; exercises responsibility for maintaining program integrity; responds to inquiries from out of state agencies and the general public regarding public health services; prepares reports as necessary; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant local, state and federal statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of health care delivery systems, practitioners and/or providers; considerable knowledge of aims, objectives and operational environment of health providers; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; considerable oral and written communication skills.
STATEWIDE ORAL HEALTH PROGRAM: In addition to the above, considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of oral health.
WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM: In addition to the above, considerable knowledge of current public health principles and practices related to the Women, Infants and Children Program.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in a health organization.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for the planning, development and execution of a comprehensive health or health related program.
Note: A health organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for developing, administering, or regulating health programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
2. A Master’s degree in public health, health education, health care administration, nursing, other health related fields, or public administration may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. The incumbent who manages the Statewide Oral Health Program must possess and retain a license to practice dentistry in Connecticut or must possess and retain a license as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Connecticut.
2. The incumbent who manages the Women, Infants and Children Program must possess and retain certification as a Registered Dietitian.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Public Health Services Manager in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective December 16, 2011. (Revised to modify Minimum Qualifications and Special Requirements)