PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state health program or project, this class is accountable for supervising professional staff in the implementation of one or more specific health programs for which this class retains full accountability.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is designated as the full supervisor of the program and, as such, accountabilities include budget development and control, development, negotiation and monitoring of grants and contracts, staff supervision, planning of program goals, objectives and evaluation of achievements, etc. These programs and projects are usually statewide in impact and scope and necessarily include out of agency contacts and liaisons at a high level. The continuity of funding for the program is an active concern of this key class.
Receives general direction from an administrator of higher grade.
Supervises Health Program Associates, Assistants and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
The specific duties and responsibilities of this generic class vary widely, depending on the nature of the program and the point that it is at in the life cycle of the program. Typical examples of duties include the following: schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans program work; establishes and maintains program procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; plans, organizes, directs and monitors implementation of one or more specific statewide health programs or projects retaining full accountability for program as functional manager of program(s); supervises or personally handles public relations; estimates costs of a program; develops a budget; controls and reviews expenditures; oversees and negotiates contracts and grants with subcontractors; negotiates and accountable for actively pursuing continuity of funding received by program; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies including changing pattern of preventive medicine and environmental health; considerable knowledge of relationships between risk factors and incidence of health problems; considerable knowledge of changing aspects of social-medical philosophies; considerable knowledge of state and community organizations and programs involved in field of public health; knowledge of research and design methodologies; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret data; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience in a health organization.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the advanced working level in health care program administration, a health systems agency or other health care organization in at least one of the following areas:
1. grant writing or monitoring;
2. formal program planning, development, management or evaluation;
3. or program consultation.
For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Health Program Associate.
Note: A health care organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for developing 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 health education, hospital administration, public administration or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as a Health Program Associate may substitute for the General and Special Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Health Program Supervisor in Salary Group HC 28 approved effective August 24, 2012. (Revised to modify Special Experience)