Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Public Health Services Manager

Recruitment #220104-5627MP-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 the Environmental Health and Drinking Water (EHDW) Branch of the Department of Public Health.

The Department's EHDW Branch regulates over 2,400 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 over 15 environmental licensing and certification categories.

This Public Health Services Manager position will manage and coordinate a variety of technical functional units across the Branch in the areas of environmentally safe housing, emerging contaminants, and certification and licensing. The Public Health Services Manager will be responsible for duties that will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Environmentally Safe Housing Program– Develop a new program to address statutory and regulatory requirements while working across the Branch and the DPH to involve all stakeholders to assist the most vulnerable populations from the current and future threats from environmental issues such as lead, radon, asbestos, mold, drinking water contaminants, and heat stress/extreme temperatures. Will be responsible for developing guidance, preventing exposure and minimizing risk to human health
  • Certification and Licensing Program- Develop an environmental license/certification program to streamline processes and assist the workforce development needs in these areas. Oversee 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
  • Emerging contaminants – Develop a program to address all emerging drinking water contaminants and work with stakeholders to focus limiting exposure to vulnerable populations. Oversee the continued evaluation of PFAS, legionella, sodium, chloride, manganese, and other emerging contaminants impact on public health
  • Administer state and federal regulations pertaining to the assigned programs within the EHDW branch
  • Develop, implement, communicate, and evaluate standard policies and procedures for programs overseen within the Branch
  • Develop strategic plans for achieving goals and objectives and oversee successful implementation of such plans while tracking progress

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. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  

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). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

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

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

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 evaluating the public health impact of PFAS, legionella, sodium, chloride, manganese and/or other emerging contaminants
  • Experience with environmental health and/ or drinking water certification regulations and requirements
  • Experience supervising or managing an environmental health program or department in a public health organization
  • Experience implementing and enforcing state and/ or federal environmental health protection regulations
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic plans for a public health organization
  • Experience developing streamlined processes within an environmental health program

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.