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 (PHSM). This PHSM position will work in DPH’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program within the Environmental Health and Drinking Water (EHDW) Branch.
The DPH DWSRF Program provides loans to eligible public water systems for drinking water infrastructure improvements that are necessary for public health protection, Safe Drinking Water Act compliance and capital projects that support long-term infrastructure sustainability programs. Common examples of eligible projects include upgrades to water treatment facilities, storage facilities, pump stations, transmission and distribution systems, small system consolidation, water main extensions to address private well contamination. The PHSM in this role will be responsible for direct oversight of the DWSRF Program responsible for processing of new DWSRF/BIL funding applications and oversight and implementation of the drinking water infrastructure projects that will receive the available funding.
Under the direct supervision of the EHDW Branch Chief, this Public Health Services Manager position will be responsible for duties that will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide management level oversight and strategic planning for the DPH DWSRF Program
- Follow and enact applicable EPA laws, rules, and regulations for the DWSRF Program
- Work with DPH and EHDW Branch management teams to provide BIL funds effectively and efficiently to public water systems
- Build stakeholder coalition of disadvantaged communities to assist with the use of DWSRF funds over the life of the fund
- Focus DWSRF Program investment to help people who need it the most within Connecticut’s disadvantaged communities
- Develop non-traditional stakeholders and partnerships
- Administer the DWSRF Program and understand the program’s various requirements, cross cutters, and funding opportunities needed to proactively execute loans
- Identify potential opportunities to refine and improve DWSRF disadvantaged community definitions
- Ensure all DWSRF Program implementation requirements of the BIL funding received by the DPH are met
- Represent the DWSRF program at local, regional, and national events
- Coordinate with other state agencies with DWSRF Program role as detailed in the Operating Agreement
- Collaborate with DPH fiscal and contracting offices to ensure expeditious execution of DWSRF loans and payment processing.
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.
This Public Health Services Manager is a permanent, full-time, 40 hours per week position based out of Hartford, CT. The work schedule for this position is typically Monday – Friday.
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.
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The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
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.
- Experience supervising or managing environmental or engineering professionals
- Experience working with stakeholders and building partnerships
- Experience managing budgets, grants, and contracts
- Experience implementing federal drinking water program requirements
- Experience as a representative at local, regional, and national events
- Experience utilizing federal funding to implement a program
- Experience communicating information laterally and vertically throughout an organization
- Experience multi-tasking with competing deadlines and priorities
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.
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.