Public Health Services Manager

Recruitment #210122-5627MP-001


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 selected candidate will be responsible for work plan development and strategic planning to assure public health programmatic measures are developed, tracked and implemented.  

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 manages and coordinates a variety of technical functional units in the areas of certification, licensing, emerging contaminants and planning functions across the Branch. The Public Health Services Manager will be responsible for duties that will include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing standard Environmental Health and Drinking Water (EHDW) Branch certification and environmental licensing processes, including, but not limited to, laboratory certification, operator certification, and certification renewal, backflow prevention, cross connection control, and environmental practitioners
  • Overseeing the continued evaluation of PFAS and other emerging contaminants impact on public health
  • Overseeing the implementation of the Department’s water supply planning process, as well as continued efforts in emergency response planning, drought and working with various internal and external stakeholders in state and regional coordinated planning efforts
  • Administering state and federal regulations pertaining to the assigned programs within the EHDW branch
  • Maintaining contacts with individuals, other operating units and outside agencies that may impact on program activities
  • Formulating program goals and objectives
  • Assisting in preparation of program budgets
  • Implementing new procedures and procedural revisions
  • Responding to inquiries from out of state agencies and the general public regarding public health services

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.

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more!  We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

Selection Plan

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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


  • Experience implementing and enforcing state or federal environmental health protection and planning regulations
  • Experience managing environmental health concerns such as Per and Polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS), Manganese, Lead, Chloride, Cyanotoxins or other historically or emerging environmental exposure issues and concerns
  • Experience developing and implementing protective policies, regulatory limits or plans addressing per and Polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS), Manganese, Lead, Chloride, Cyanotoxins or other contaminants
  • Experience facilitating oral and written communication pertaining to environmental health and drinking water to local, state, federal officials, media and public
  • Experience with environmental health or drinking water certification regulations and requirements
  • Experience with certification and renewal processes for environmental, operator, backflow prevention, cross connection control or environmental practitioners
  • Experience overseeing and managing the preparation and implementation of emergency response plans including collaborating with state and federal agencies
  • Experience building partnerships to implement health equity to address public health
  • Experience working with public and private environmental health and drinking water organizations at the state and national level
  • Experience supervising and managing professional level and support staff for certification and licensing program deliverables and planning and contaminant response functions


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 equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.