Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Health Program Assistant 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190912-4404FP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS), is recruiting for a Health Program Assistant 1, for the Division of Health Services Medical Policy Unit, located at 55 Farmington Avenue in Hartford, CT. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week. The workweek is Monday - Friday.

The Medical Policy Unit is responsible for overseeing and maintaining Medicaid Requirements for Payment of Medicaid services, in addition to, the implementation of State and Federal regulation and legislation and facilitating the State Plan Amendment Process which is responsible for securing State revenue via Federal Financial Participation with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This position is critical to overseeing and facilitating these processes for over 12 policy areas (including but not limited to laboratory services, medical clinics, dialysis clinics, ambulatory surgical centers) in addition to key ad-hoc initiatives that are federally required, such as the Access Monitoring Review Plan. We are looking for someone who possesses a strong interest in research and familiarity and comfort with assisting in the drafting and interpretation of both Federal and State regulations and legislation. This position requires a candidate that is both analytical and detailed oriented and must be comfortable with performing simple to intermediate level calculations. This position requires minimal travel and consists of considerable computer work.

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must bring the following at the time of interview:

Non State Employees:
• Three professional references.

State employees:
• Two most recent service ratings.
• Attendance records the last two years.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Letonia Wright at or (860)-424-4929.


In a state health program or project this class is accountable for assisting in the compilation and interpretation of fiscal and programmatic data and statistics, development and implementation of program plans, grant management and monitoring.


Subject duties vary considerably depending on nature of program and current stage in its life cycle; typical examples of duties performed at this level include: assists in preparation of sections of state health plans; gathers fiscal, programmatic, census or other kinds of needed data from federal, state and other sources; compiles statistics and may do some less complex calculations and interpretations; assists in reviews of program grant requests and monitors fiscal and programmatic performance of grants using agency regulations and guidelines; assists in preparation of program objectives and evaluation of program results; may serve a task force or committee; may answer general informational questions for the public and prepare information for distribution; may serve as a liaison between program or project and specific people or organizations for purpose of keeping information flowing; may assist in epidemiologic investigations; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies including changing patterns of preventive medicine and environmental health; knowledge of state and community organizations and programs involved in health field; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to conduct independent research, develop and gather data.


Five (5) years of experience in a professional capacity in a health organization. A health organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for administering health programs.


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, hospital administration or public administration or other closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as a Health Services Worker and a Bachelor's degree or three (3) years as a Health Services Worker may be substituted for the General Experience.


• Working knowledge of fee schedules and provider payment methodologies.
• Working knowledge of setting payment rates for medical services.
• Working knowledge of MS Excel with the ability to manage large spreadsheets and perform calculations.
• Comfort and experience with drafting communication for mass audiences.
• Comfort with speaking with members of the public and with healthcare providers.


Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.