Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Health Program Assistant 1 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #191028-4404HC-001

Introduction

Within the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), the Office of Legal Compliance (OLC) is responsible for the enforcement of individual healthcare practitioner disciplinary cases in Connecticut. Support for the OLC requires discretion, sound judgment, supervisory abilities and the ability to accurately provide information to public officials, health professionals, consumers and other state agencies. Responsibilities will include support for staff attorneys in disciplinary proceedings; the preparation and dissemination of disciplinary action reports of prosecuted cases; tracking operational budgets for the OLC; assistance in the compilation of data and preparation of reports as may be required by the Commissioner and/or legislature; communicating effectively with members of the public and/or other governmental agencies regarding OLC operations; and supervision of additional administrative staff in support of OLC operations.

This position is full-time, first shift, 35 hours per week, typically M-F; however, applicants to this position classification may be required to travel and be flexible with their work schedule.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

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

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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.

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 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience managing attorney schedules, arranging legal conferences and preparing exhibits for use by attorney staff in formal legal proceedings;
  • Experience processing volumes of data in connection with licensure applications or enforcement actions;
  • Experience coordinating the production of documents in response to freedom of information requests;
  • Experience responding to public or constituent requests, either in person, by telephone or through written response.
  • Experience with Powerpoint presentations, elicense program, Connecticut’s CORE financial management software and Microsoft Excel;
  • Experience leading clerical staff in support of office functions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.