Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Health Program Associate (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210602-4406FP-001

Introduction



The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace as well as safe products and services for consumers in the industries that it regulates.

The Drug Control Division oversees compliance and enforcement of all laws and regulations concerning the distribution of drugs within Connecticut, all pharmacy inspections and audits and conducting investigations on health care professional for improper prescribing, diversion, and misuse of controlled substance medications. The Drug Control Division is also responsible for the state's Medical Marijuana Program and the Adult Use Cannabis Program if it is approved by the legislature. 
 
We anticipate passage of legislation during this 2021 session that will authorize an adult use cannabis marketplace. These positions will only be filled if this legislation passes. 

In this position duties include:
  • Responsible for coordinating all outreach and educational efforts for the recreational marijuana program; 
  • Assigns work assignments to staff related to outreach and educational efforts and assist in the distribution of work for other sections or projects; 
  • Responsible for overseeing public relations efforts for the program; 
  • Prepares comprehensive progress reports for the program by analyzing, evaluating and interpreting data;
  • Advises and participates in any formulations of task forces within or outside agency; 
  • Provides interpretation of statute and/or regulations for community and/or partner agencies; 
  • Utilize statistical software to track, analyze and interpret data; 
  • Assist in the drafting of legislation and regulations; 
  • Participate in budget planning and other programmatic aspects of the program; 
  • Speak publicly about the recreational marijuana program and develop information for public distribution.

Selection Plan

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

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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

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. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan at raisa.capellan@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state health program or project, this class is accountable for performing high level work in the implementation and coordination of the non-clinical aspects of health care programs or projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

The specific duties and responsibilities of this generic class vary widely depending on the nature of the program and the current stage in its life cycle. Typical examples of duties include the following: serves as regional coordinator for a statewide health program or project with responsibility for developing and maintaining appropriate programs, projects and liaisons in their assigned regions; participates in planning, organization and implementation of a statewide health program by having responsibility for major components of program such as staffing, work assignment and distribution decisions; initiates and oversees public relations efforts; establishes and maintains relationships involved in program within agency and with other state, community or public agencies; assists division head in expediting program; prepares comprehensive reports on planning and progress of program; develops objectives so program functions within cost estimates; analyzes, evaluates and interprets data; advises and participates in formulation of task forces within or outside agency and coordinates activities so program is successfully accomplished; works with federal, state and community agencies on new, proposed or revised programs to clarify or develop objectives, determine method of integrating programs in agency operations and establish cost estimates; provides technical assistance to community agencies; assists in drafting of legislation and regulations; gathers fiscal and programmatic data on programs and participates in planning budget and programmatic aspects of program; may also be assigned to conduct health planning, program monitoring and grants management for particular programs; may be involved in approval of grants or projects; may speak publicly about program issues and develop information for public distribution; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies including changing patterns of preventive medicine and environmental health; considerable knowledge of relationships between risk factors and evidence of health problems; considerable knowledge of changing aspects of social-medical philosophies; knowledge of research and evaluation design methodologies; knowledge of state and community organizations and programs involved in field of public health and medical care; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to plan, organize and direct a complex technical program; ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret data; ability to lead and train staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional experience in a health organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been 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. program consultation;

4. public relations activities.

For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Health Program Assistant 2.

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, public health or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as a Health Program Assistant 2 may substitute for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience developing public health programs.
  • Experience monitoring risk factors and incidence of health problems.
  • Experience managing public health organizations and programs.
  • Experience analyzing, evaluating and interpreting data.
  • Experience planning, organizing, and directing a technical program.
  • Experience leading and training staff in a healthcare setting.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

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.







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