Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Public Health Services Manager

Recruitment #220524-5627MP-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is hiring! The TB, HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Section is growing and is in need of enthusiastic, creative, and hardworking individuals committed to public health and interested in reducing the spread of disease and eliminating the HIV epidemic. We are looking for a motivated person to fill this Public Health Services Manager (PHSM) position. This PHSM will serve as the lead to oversee the integration of HIV/HCV programs to allow for CT DPH to operate in unison and maximize the impact of federal HIV HRSA & CDC funding. The PHSM will ensure compliance by aligning resources to better match the geographic burden of HIV infections within CT and improve data collection and use for public health action.

The Public Health Services Manager will lead a dedicated team of public health professionals in the TB, HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Section and –

  • Collaborates on new initiatives and public health programs
  • Impacts the exciting work needed to build the public health workforce
  • Works with community groups and organizations to raise awareness and build knowledge
  • Works toward ending the HIV epidemic
  • Spreads knowledge of curing HCV     

Looking for rewarding career in Public Health? This team makes a difference in people’s lives every day. We encourage you to apply today!

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 position is a permanent, full-time, 40 hours per week position. This position is based out of Hartford, CT. There may be opportunities for an alternate work schedule and/or teleworking in accordance with State policies.

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!

**This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022.

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 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience managing high level HIV/HCV clinical and prevention programs
  • Experience with establishing short- and long-term goals, operational plans and programs for HIV/HCV  (e.g., use of data to drive goal planning, strategic planning, evaluation or quality performance measure plans, health improvement plans, etc.) related to HIV/Viral Hepatitis surveillance, prevention, care and treatment for a public health department or clinical organization
  • HIV/HCV prevention and Ryan White program management experience
  • Experience with infectious disease processes and principles of disease transmission, including treatment and control of sexually transmitted infections, HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis C or other infectious diseases, and related medical terminology
  • Experience using oral and written communications skills, to include gathering and conveying information and making oral presentations
  • Experience preparing federal reports, grant applications, correspondence, and other written materials
  • Development of partnerships with community and community-based organizations experience
  • Experience supervising mid-high-level staff to include managing the day-to-day operations of a complex health care program or prevention services for a public health department, community-based organization, or clinical organization

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.







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