Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Health Program Assistant 1 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #200506-4404HC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), Refugee and Immigrant Health Program, is recruiting for a Health Program Assistant 1. This Health Program Assistant 1 position will coordinate statewide refugee health assessment (RHA) services and tuberculosis-related services for refugees and immigrants in Connecticut. Responsibilities include promoting and improving RHA services among resettlement agencies, community health centers, refugee clinics, private providers, and local health departments, conducting technical assistance and training about RHAs, refugee health topics, tuberculosis evaluations and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Refugee Health Promotion grant, and conducting RHA and tuberculosis data collection, entry, and quality assurance. This Health Program Assistant 1 will work closely with TB Control Program leadership and will assist with program reports and TB surveillance data management, as needed.

This is a full time, 35 hour per week position. The work schedule is typically Monday through Friday.

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 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.  

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

 Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. 

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


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.


  • Experience working with refugee and immigrant populations and other persons with limited English proficiency.
  • Experience with the purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies, including changing patterns of acute and chronic diseases and environmental health.
  • Experience with communication and education about infectious and chronic diseases to health care providers, non-profit agency staff, and the public.
  • Experience with detailed health and epidemiological data entry and data management including compiling statistics and running reports.
  • Experience with establishing and maintaining strong cooperative working relationships across public and private sectors.


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.