Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Health Program Assistant 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200302-4404FP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS) is recruiting for a Health Program Assistant 1, for the Division of Health Services Community Options Strategy Unit, located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday.

This position is to support the development and implementation of the activities required for the Governor’s new rebalancing initiatives.  Key responsibilities of this position are to (1) improve process related to accessibility modifications and assistive technology;  (2) assist with activities related to workforce development;  (3) assist with activities and research related to gaps in existing HCBS.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


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

  • 2 Professional References and Resume

 State Employees:

  • 2 Most Recent Service Ratings
  • Last 2 years Attendance Records 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Joy 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.


  • 2 years of experience in long-term supports and services program and/or policy
  • 2 years of interpersonal skills working in programs that serve people with disabilities


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.