Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Health Program Assistant 2 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #190515-4405HC-001


Within the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), TB, HIV, STD & Viral Hepatitis Section, this Health Program Assistant 2 position will be responsible for contract management of HIV Prevention services provided within a variety of settings, such as community-based organizations and healthcare settings. Additional responsibilities include financial monitoring of state and federal HIV Prevention budgets and assisting in the developing grants and requests for proposals from organizations to deliver high impact prevention services.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Deb Lyons at, (860) 509-7180.


In a state health program or project, this class is accountable for compiling and interpreting fiscal and programmatic data and statistics, developing and implementing program plans and monitoring and evaluating a state health program or project for the purposes of quality assurance and compliance with State and Federal laws.


As with all jobs in the generic health program series the exact duties vary considerably depending on the nature of the program and the current stage in its life cycle. Typical examples of work performed at this level include:
assists in the preparation of sections of state health plans or special federal or state program plans; gathers fiscal, programmatic, census and other kinds of needed data from complex calculations and interpretations; reviews program grants requests and monitors fiscal and programmatic performance of grants using agency regulations and guidelines; monitors programs using site visits when necessary; assists in the preparation of program objectives and evaluation of program results; prepares information for public distribution; may serve as staff to a task force or committee; may answer general informational questions for the public; may serve as a liaison between the program or project and specific people or organizations for the purpose of keeping information flowing; may assist in epidemiological investigations; performs related duties as required.


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


Six (6) years of experience in a professional capacity in a health organization.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been 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 Assistant 1.

Note: A health care organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for developing health programs.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (l5) semester hours equals six (6) months 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 one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as a Health Program Assistant 1 may substitute for the General and Special Experience.


  • Knowledge of and experience with contract management activities, such as conducting site visit audits, reviewing programmatic/ financial reports submitted from contractual organizations funded by the Department of Public Health (DPH), and developing reports and corrective action plans when applicable.

  • Experience developing grant applications, requests for proposals (RFPs), contract language, monitoring contracts, including program evaluation, reporting and fiscal oversight.

  • Experience leading collaborative work with local, regional, national partners and coalitions for the integration of novel public health programs (e.g., co-chair experience or community liaison).

  • Knowledge of and experience with developing and monitoring budgets, and conducting basic accounting activities.


    Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



    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.