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 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;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
and ability to apply relevant local, state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
health care delivery systems, practitioners and/or providers;
aims, objectives and operational environment of health providers;
principles and practices of public administration;
In addition to above
Statewide Oral Health Program
principles, practices and techniques of oral health;
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
relevant current public health principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills.
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
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.
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.
Statewide Oral Health Program incumbents in this class 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.
Women, Infants and Children Program incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification as a Registered Dietitian.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Public Health Services Manager in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective February 22, 2013. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007