Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Health Program Assistant 2 (40 Hour)

Hybrid

Recruitment #220706-4405FP-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS), State Unit on Aging (SUA), is presently recruiting for a new position, Health Program Assistant 2. This Health Program Assistant 2 position will be responsible for developing and overseeing healthy aging programs to serve adults age 60 and older, focusing on physical and mental health. The Health Program Assistant 2 is responsible for administrative, fiscal and technical support activities as well as policy guidance provided to Area Agencies on Aging or other Aging Network contractors for services provided through Federal and State funds. Duties also include grant writing, collaborative team building, program development/oversight, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, data collection, data and narrative reporting and community presentations.

This Health Program Assistant 2 position provides statewide program, contractual and technical support for the federal Older Americans Act Title III-D program, Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program (CDSME), Statewide Fall Prevention program and other evidence-based health promotion programs that support Connecticut’s older adults and caregivers in engaging and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This position ensures that the State Unit on Aging’s Healthy Aging goal, objectives and strategies under the State Plan on Aging, are met through a guided and coordinated statewide collaborative effort to strengthen and expand service delivery to Connecticut’s older adults. This position serves as liaison to the Department of Public Health, CT Healthy Living Collective and New England Regional Health Collaborative. This position also serves as a behavioral health liaison.

Our ideal candidates are self-starting individuals who are able to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment. In addition, candidates shall demonstrate logical judgment, be detail oriented, and have the ability to think globally.

Are you interested in joining our team as a Health Program Assistant 2? 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.

Please Note: This position requires both in state and out of state travel.

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 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 a state health program or project, this class is accountable for compiling and interpreting fiscal and programmatic data and statistics, developing and implementing program plans and monitoring and evaluating a state health program or project for the purposes of quality assurance and compliance with State and Federal laws.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

As with all jobs in the generic health program series the exact duties vary considerably depending on the nature of the program and the current stage in its life cycle. Typical examples of work performed at this level include:
assists in the preparation of sections of state health plans or special federal or state program plans; gathers fiscal, programmatic, census and other kinds of needed data from complex calculations and interpretations; reviews program grants requests and monitors fiscal and programmatic performance of grants using agency regulations and guidelines; monitors programs using site visits when necessary; assists in the preparation of program objectives and evaluation of program results; prepares information for public distribution; may serve as staff to a task force or committee; may answer general informational questions for the public; may serve as a liaison between the program or project and specific people or organizations for the purpose of keeping information flowing; may assist in epidemiological investigations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies including the changing patterns of preventive medicine and environmental health; knowledge of the changing aspects of socio-medical philosophies; knowledge of state and community organizations and programs involved in the field of health; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to conduct independent research, develop and gather data.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in a professional capacity 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. or program consultation.

For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Health Program Assistant 1.

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 (l5) semester hours equals six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in public health, health education, hospital administration, or public administration 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 1 may substitute for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with public health metrics/data
  • Experience in the dissemination and oversight of evidence-based health promotion programs
  • Experience with Essential Public Health Services to actively promote policies, systems, and overall community conditions that enable optimal health for all
  • Experience with writing and implementing State/Federal health-related grants including the oversight of programmatic, reporting and fiscal requirements
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships across community health partners, and internal and external stakeholders

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.