Public Health Services Manager


Recruitment #220929-5627MP-001


The Mission of the Department of Public Health 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. We accomplish this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that we are taking to accomplish its Mission. 

Are you interested in joining our team as a Public Health Services Manager? We encourage you to apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is currently recruiting for a Public Health Services Manager to work within the Connecticut Tumor Registry (CTR). This is a full time, Monday through Friday, forty hour per week position, and offers the potential to telework up to 80% of each pay period.  A flexible schedule is also available.  This position is located at 410 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, CT. 

CTR focuses on the collection of comprehensive and detailed data to evaluate the burden of cancer and apply public health strategies to prevent and control cancer in the Connecticut population. Recent advances in healthcare informatics methods and technologies offer a unique opportunity to modernize and automate cancer registry operations and improve the efficiencies of statewide cancer reporting in order to expand the breadth and depth of cancer surveillance data to include molecular and genetic diagnostic reports, structured treatment information, measures of disease response, and additional patient outcomes, thereby increasing its utility in cancer control and research. 

This role will oversee the CTR unit within the agency in leading cancer registry activities, and in particular driving forward the modernization of registry operations by leveraging recent advances in healthcare informatics methods and technologies.  The CTR is regularly certified as a First-Place data quality profile, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) registry, and a Gold Standard North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR). 

Additionally, you will also discover the opportunity to: 

  • Oversee all data collection and quality assurance activities; 
  • Manage all functions of CTR operations to ensure that quality, completeness, and timeliness standards established by national standard-setting organizations are met;
  • Provide contract management, budget planning, and overseeing operational performance of the CTR;
    Oversee registry workflow harmonization and prioritization to meet contract deliverables, including biannual data submissions to the National Cancer Institute;
  • Spearhead the adoption of emerging informatics methods in the CTR for data capture and the expansion of the cancer registry dataset; 
  • Oversee CTR operational staff recruitment, supervision, development and training, and performance management; 
  • Direct the implementation of policies, rules, and regulations related to mandatory cancer reporting in Connecticut, ensuring that confidentiality and data governance standards are met; 
  • Liaise with both internal and external Information Technology (IT) services to support the registry’s database management system and other registry IT needs, from both developmental and hardware perspectives; and 
  • Take CTR lead in SEER led quality improvement projects. 
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

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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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.


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.


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.


Nine (9) years of professional experience in a health organization.


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.


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 managing a cancer registry or closely related healthcare program, including providing leadership and vision, setting goals, developing operational plans, and overseeing budgets and contracts. 
  • Experience of all aspects of cancer surveillance operations in a hospital- or population-based cancer registry. 
  • Credentialed Certified Tumor Registrar. 
  • Experience or knowledge of informatics and data science, electronic health records, clinical ontologies and data standards. 
  • Experience with database management including: system design, development, testing, validation, implementation, evaluating interfaces, data exchanges, and interoperability; data quality assessment, data reporting and interpretation; and statistical and/or data visualization tools and methods. 
  • Experience with cancer research, data governance, and the protection of patient confidentiality. Human Subjects Training may be required. 
  • Experience in the management and coordination of standard setter’s requirements, including quality improvement, coding standards, workflow harmonization, and developing and implementing data quality assurance or integrity programs.


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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.