Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Health Program Supervisor

Recruitment #210310-7209FP-001


Are you a current employee for the State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS), looking to further your career in a supervisory role? If so we invite you to apply today!

At DSS, we are actively seeking a motivated individual for a Health Program Supervisor position to join the Connecticut Medicaid Enterprise Technology System Initiative Program (CT METS). This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position, on first shift, Monday through Friday. You would work out of our Central Office at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT, conveniently located right near the highway.

In this role, we would entrust you to supervise agency staff and oversee contracts in the CT METS division. CT METS is a long term program that will implement Medicaid Enterprise System modules that support the Connecticut Medical Assistance Programs and will enable us to meet our mission of a Connecticut where all have the opportunity to be healthy, secure, and thriving. Additionally, among other tasks, we would empower you to:
  • Lead staff in providing contract compliance and programmatic oversight for CT METS
  • Provide staff with training and guidance in contract oversight
  • Help establish program procedures
  • Contribute to developing program budgets and cost estimation
  • Act as a liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials
We would continue to offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to as an Agency employee. These include health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick, and personal leave accruals. 

We hope you take this opportunity to continue to grow with us!

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Social Services, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

*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). 

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. 

The Department of Social Services participates in the E-Verify system, which is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. This posting may be used for future vacancies. 

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at


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.


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.


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.


Eight (8) years of professional experience in a health organization.


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.


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.


Preference will be given to applicants who have the following:
  • At least 5 years of experience working in Medicaid programs or policies or working with systems that support Medicaid
  • Experience procuring, developing, implementing and/or managing large scale contracts, in excess of $2,000,000
  • Experience managing complex projects involving multiple contractors
  • Experience scheduling, assigning and overseeing work of staff


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.