Public Health Treatment Program Administrator

Recruitment #030320-MDDL01-350500

Summary Statement

This position is within the Family Health Systems (FHS) section which houses most of the division’s maternal and child health programs and is responsible for direct management and fiscal oversight of all of the Maternal Child Health Social Marketing education and prevention campaigns and projects. Duties: overseeing all social marketing projects for the FHS including developing evidence-based educational and behavioral change messaging, blogs, social media posts and marketing materials, coordinating all planning and project management with the contractual vendor chosen.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Develops, manages and directs operations of statewide health program(s); supervises staff, identifies needs, forecasts resources and personnel requirements, conducts fiscal monitoring, recommends hiring and firing, develops management operational systems and information system.
  • Plans, develops and implements new proposals, policies, projects and activities to address unmet health needs in program areas.
  • Coordinates public and private health services to reduce duplication of services, strengthen existing services and address the needs of the community. Evaluates existing programs.
  • Designs and directs surveys to determine problems and unmet health needs. Studies survey findings, analyzes information and makes recommendations.
  • Develops program strategies and protocols including standards of care with other health care providers.
  • Assists in developing proposals for contractual services, operating agreements, public and private grants.  Reviews projects bids and proposals. Recommends funding. May draft operating budget.
  • Trains, directs, supervises program staff on administrative and technical procedures.
  • May develop and provide in-service training activities for health professionals, community organizations, state and federal agencies, industry and others.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Public Health Treatment Program Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation.
  2. Six months experience in health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  3. Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
  4. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  5. Knowledge of budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.

Additional Posting Information

Writing Exercise: A writing exercise will be given at the time of interview.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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