Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Public Health Services Manager

Recruitment #210111-5627MP-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is hiring! We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Public Health Services Manager. This Public Health Services Manager position will work in the Environmental Health and Drinking Water (EHDW) Branch of the Department of Public Health. The Environmental Health and Drinking Water Branch regulates over 2,500 public water systems that provide safe drinking water to over 2.8 million people in the State of Connecticut and oversees activities related to food protection, private wells, subsurface sewage disposal, lead, radon, asbestos and licensure.

This Public Health Services Manager position is a promotional opportunity within the Environmental Health and Drinking Water (EHDW) Branch of the Department of Public Health. This position performs critical functions including assuring consistency in grant reporting, position processing, fund expenditures, and budget tracking and reporting. The Public Health Services Manager will be responsible for duties that will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating, reviewing, processing and applying for federal EPA and CDC grants
  • Coordinating and submitting all required federal funding reports and reviewing them with federal agencies, as required
  • Developing budgets required for programmatic financial planning and conducting reviews of expenditure reports and grant close out reports
  • Providing direct detailed review, tracking and reporting necessary to support the DWS Fee Assessment
  • Generating Workforce Requisitions and coordinating with the Commissioner’s Office, Fiscal Office, Branch Management and Human Resources to ensure actions are processed in a timely manner
  • Maintaining and revising the Cash Management Plan and developing new processes, as needed
  • Tracking and assuring all audit finds are addressed and implementation of corrective actions are initiated and completed
  • Tracking branch due dates
  • Working directly with the fiscal and business office on operating expense budgets and annual state budgetary requests

The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

Are you interested in joining our team as a Public Health Services Manager? We encourage you to apply today! This position is conveniently located in Hartford, CT. The work schedule for this position is typically Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Public Health, 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).

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

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.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at Chelsea.Moore@ct.gov.

 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Public Health, this class is accountable for directing statewide activities of public health programs and/or directing the staff and programs of a large section of the department.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs staff and operations of a public health program; coordinates, plans and manages office activities; formulates program goals and objectives; assists in preparation of office budget; maintains contacts with individuals, other operating units and outside agencies that may impact on program activities; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; recommends appropriate staffing levels; administers state and federal regulations pertaining to division; exercises responsibility for maintaining program integrity; responds to inquiries from out of state agencies and the general public regarding public health services; prepares reports as necessary; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant local, state and federal statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of health care delivery systems, practitioners and/or providers; considerable knowledge of aims, objectives and operational environment of health providers; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; considerable oral and written communication skills.

STATEWIDE ORAL HEALTH PROGRAM: In addition to the above, considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of oral health.

WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM: In addition to the above, considerable knowledge of current public health principles and practices related to the Women, Infants and Children Program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of professional experience in a health organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for the planning, development and execution of a comprehensive health or health related program.

Note: A health organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for developing, administering, or regulating 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, health care administration, nursing, other health related fields, or public administration may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with federal agencies grant application process and monthly/quarterly, and annual reporting requirements
  • Experience establishing and implementing budgets and managing expenditure reports and close-out reports, consistent with federal grant terms
  • Experience developing administrative monitoring processes for compliance with Federal and state audit reviews
  • Experience tracking audit findings to assure corrective action is addressed within timeframes of federal or state governing entity
  • Experience supervising and managing grant-related professional level and support staff
  • Experience working with the fiscal office and business office staff on grant deliverables

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. The incumbent who manages the Statewide Oral Health Program must possess and retain a license to practice dentistry in Connecticut or must possess and retain a license as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Connecticut.
2. The incumbent who manages the Women, Infants and Children Program must possess and retain certification as a Registered Dietitian.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.






The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.