Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Public Health Services Manager

Recruitment #210708-5627MP-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 Department of Public Health's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered in Connecticut by the Department of Public Health providing benefits to almost 48,000 people. The WIC mission is to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, referrals to health care and social services, and WIC cards with food benefits for families to obtain nutritious foods that supplement their diets from WIC authorized vendors. The Program functions within the Nutrition Services Grant to support program operations and $40 million budget for food dollars provided by USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Please Note: This Public Health Services Manager position requires certification as a Registered Dietitian.               

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. 

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

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 planning and implementing large Public Health Programs with a focus on women, infants, and children
  • Experience supervising professional staff responsible for statewide public health
  • Experience administering and monitoring state and federally funded service contracts to include developing and managing budgets and contract language
  • Experience utilizing large data sets to determine priorities in addressing emerging or changing Public Health concerns
  • Experience managing multiple time sensitive priorities in a high workload environment
  • Experience collaborating with internal and external individuals to ensure timely completion of work tasks

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.

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.



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