Do you have a passion for improving public health in our community? If so, we have an excellent opportunity as a Health Program Supervisor at the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH)! This position oversees projects and staff developing the Statewide Health Improvement Plan, identifying and addressing access barriers and shortages of primary healthcare professionals, and conducting agency-wide coordination and improvements to maintain a national public health accreditation.
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.
The Department of Public Health accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its mission.
The Health Program Supervisor is a full-time role, with a 35 hour a week schedule, conveniently located in Hartford.
We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as paid time off! We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees. The Department of Public Health also offers free parking with shuttle service, educational support, and continuous access to training.
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.
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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.
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
As a reminder:
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- 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.
- 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.
- Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
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For more information, we encourage you to contact the recruiter for this position, Chelsea Moore at Chelsea.Moore@ct.gov.
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.
- Experience leading projects with organizational and statewide impact, including interacting across multiple organizational levels, state agencies, and non-governmental entities
- Experience implementing cross-sector planning efforts requiring data analysis, quality improvement strategies, and strategic thinking
- Experience in projects seeking performance standards improvement required for institutional accreditation by national accreditation boards
- Experience overseeing staff performance, assigning responsibilities, and improving program process and decision making to ensure coordination within a professional team
- Experience implementing organizational goals, objectives, and evaluation methods
- Experience with budget development and management
- Experience with contracts and grants negotiation
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.