Health Program Supervisor (35 Hour)


Recruitment #221121-7209HC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Health Program Supervisor (HPS). This HPS will work in DPH’s Public Health Preparedness and Local Health Section (PHP&LHS) and will report to the PHP&LHS Section Chief.

In this role, discover the opportunity to:

  • Supervise staff in the Contracts and Grants Budget Program within the PHP&LHS;
  • Initiate and develop grant, and cooperative agreement applications for the PHP&LHS using federal grant reporting systems;
  • Develop contract language and agreements with public health partners associated with the Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Hospital Preparedness Program and Crisis Response Cooperative Agreements;
  • Work with the contracts section staff, business office accountants, and auditors on financial compliance for federal and state funding;
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to public health partners on federal and state funding requirements.

Under the direction of the PHP&LHS Section Chief, the incumbent will be responsible for: 

  • Overseeing staff in the Contracts and Grants Budget Program;
  • Providing grant and contract management for the PHP&LHS;
  • Overseeing $33 million in federal grant funding, associated activities including development and coordination of federal grant applications, budgets, tracking funding, and financial reporting using federal grant reporting systems, responding to conditions of federal awards, grant performance measures and associated grant activities as required;
  • Development of contract language, contract guidance for subcontractors, development of forms and processes to ensure compliance with federal and state funding requirements and approve payments to subrecipients;
  • Overseeing $6.9 million of state per capita grant in aid funding, including development of a yearly allocation plan based on Connecticut General Statutes, development, and review of applications to ensure use of funding aligns with the 10 essential public health services, and approval of payments to local health departments.

The incumbent will rotate into the Section’s on-call system (nights and weekends) throughout the year, act as a State Emergency Operations Center / DPH Emergency Command Center liaison during activations, and fulfill Incident Command System operations, planning, or logistics section roles during emergencies and disasters. The person hired will be required to work on weekends, during inclement weather or during night hours.

The Mission of 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 position is based out of Hartford, CT. It is a full-time, first shift, 35 hours per week position. There is some opportunity for a partial telework and flexible/alternate schedule. 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

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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.
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  • 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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In a state health program or project, this class is accountable for supervising professional staff in the implementation of one or more specific health programs for which this class retains full accountability.


The specific duties and responsibilities of this generic class vary widely, depending on the nature of the program and the point that it is at in the life cycle of the program. Typical examples of duties include the following: schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans program work; establishes and maintains program procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; plans, organizes, directs and monitors implementation of one or more specific statewide health programs or projects retaining full accountability for program as functional manager of program(s); supervises or personally handles public relations; estimates costs of a program; develops a budget; controls and reviews expenditures; oversees and negotiates contracts and grants with subcontractors; negotiates and accountable for actively pursuing continuity of funding received by program; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies including changing pattern of preventive medicine and environmental health; considerable knowledge of relationships between risk factors and incidence of health problems; considerable knowledge of changing aspects of social-medical philosophies; considerable knowledge of state and community organizations and programs involved in field of public health; knowledge of research and design methodologies; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret data; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of professional experience in a health organization.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the advanced working level 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 Associate.

Note: A health care organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for developing 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 health education, hospital administration, public administration or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as a Health Program Associate may substitute for the General and Special Experience.


  • Experience leading and supervising staff;
  • Experience developing grant applications, workplans, budgets and using federal reporting systems (e.g., grant solutions,, REDCap, PERFORMS);
  • Experience preparing contract language and deliverables to include ensuring appropriate work assignments/work plan objectives, meeting grant performance measures, and evaluating outputs and outcomes;
  • Experience developing written guidance and providing technical assistance to contractors on funding and grant requirements and developing mechanisms for tracking contractor deliverables and performance measures to ensure compliance with federal reporting.


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.