Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Public Health Services Manager

Recruitment #190411-5627MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), is recruiting for a Public Health Services Manager within the Contracts and Grants Management Section. The Public Health Services Manager will be responsible for supervising the execution, administration and oversight for the Department’s more than 600 contracts, amendments and other agreements. The position will perform oversight of the day to day operations of the Contracts and Grants Management Section. The public health services provided locally through contracts with local agencies are essential to supporting healthy conditions across Connecticut. The Public Health Services Manager will play a critical role in the timely delivery of these services and help to ensure adequate performance of contractors. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sue Ciccaglione at or (860) 509-7183.


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.


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.


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.


Nine (9) years of professional experience in a health organization.


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.


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.


• Experience in the supervision and management of staff;

• Experience administering and monitoring state and federally funded service contracts to include experience with the State of Connecticut contract procurement process from receipt of contract information to the issuance of contract payments through the CORE-CT financial system;

• Experience using computer software including: MS Excel, MS Word, HotDocs, Core CT, and MS ACCESS to develop complex formatted documents, reporting records, spreadsheets and data analyses;

• Experience managing multiple time sensitive priorities in a high workload environment involving collaboration with other internal and external individuals to ensure timely completion of work tasks.



The Department of Public Health aims to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and advancement, fostering an environment committed to supporting individuals in all protected classes.  If you require an aid/accommodation to participate fully and fairly, please contact the Human Resources Office at (860) 509-7177.

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