The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS) is
recruiting for a Health Program Supervisor, to join the Division of Health
Services Medical Operations Unit, located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
06105. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) delivers and funds a wide range of
programs and services as Connecticut’s multi-faceted health and human services
agency. DSS serves about one million
residents of all ages in all 169 Connecticut cities and towns. We support the basic needs of children,
families, older and other adults, including persons with disabilities.
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
2 Most Recent Service Ratings
Last 2 years Attendance Records
you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Joy Wright at
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state health program or project, this class is accountable for supervising professional staff in the implementation of one or more specific health programs for which this class retains full accountability.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
The specific duties and responsibilities of this generic class vary widely, depending on the nature of the program and the point that it is at in the life cycle of the program. Typical examples of duties include the following: schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans program work; establishes and maintains program procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; plans, organizes, directs and monitors implementation of one or more specific statewide health programs or projects retaining full accountability for program as functional manager of program(s); supervises or personally handles public relations; estimates costs of a program; develops a budget; controls and reviews expenditures; oversees and negotiates contracts and grants with subcontractors; negotiates and accountable for actively pursuing continuity of funding received by program; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies including changing pattern of preventive medicine and environmental health; considerable knowledge of relationships between risk factors and incidence of health problems; considerable knowledge of changing aspects of social-medical philosophies; considerable knowledge of state and community organizations and programs involved in field of public health; knowledge of research and design methodologies; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret data; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience in a health organization.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the advanced working level 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 Associate.
Note: A health care organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for developing 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 health education, hospital administration, public administration or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as a Health Program Associate may substitute for the General and Special Experience.
- Extensive Medicaid
knowledge, across numerous aspects of CT Medicaid current programs, policies
- Knowledge of CT Medicaid Policy and Regulations
Experience scheduling, assigning and overseeing work of staff
Experience translating program requirements into business and operational
Experience with describing current program requirements for the purpose of
developing specifications for system development
Experience problem solving or troubleshooting issues related to the
administration of program policies and requirements
Experience with developing and validating documentation of program requirements
Experience managing complex projects involving multiple vendors
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a dynamic office
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.