Administrative Programs Officer

Recruitment #220629-E12A-50


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Administrative Programs Officer providing support to Medical Facilities Service with the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is a state employee position PIN 34000878 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is up to $46,000.00, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving professional level work in coordinating a major phase of a comprehensive or specialized operating program, providing staff services in various management areas in a major operating division, program, unit, or functional area, or similar responsibilities.  This may include, coordination, promotion, and improvement of programs, providing services in the areas of formulating agency policies or operating procedures, fiscal management, human resources administration, supervising specialized agency services, performing highly technical managerial or administrative support duties for executive level positions, and other comparable responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
• Plans, organizes and/or coordinates a component of an agency or institutional program or a major division, program, or function established to accomplish a basic goal or mission of the agency.
• Interprets and advises agency personnel and the general public on departmental rules, regulations and laws governing the operation of the agency, division or department program.
• Prepares administrative, statistical and/or fiscal documents pertaining to departmental activity.
• Provides supervision or direction to assigned staff in planning, promoting, and implementing programs in accordance with agency policies and goals.
• Advises on future resource requirements, priorities for programs and activities; estimates timetables for accomplishing assigned activities; develops policies, rules, and regulations consistent with state and federal laws pertaining to the administration of programs.
• Plans, develops and conducts training, seminars, or meetings as required; represents the agency at meetings, seminars, and conferences.
• Drafts policies and procedures, initiates contract proposals and purchase requests.
• Reviews proposed legislation and recommends changes; may act as legislative liaison.
• This position will be required to obtain a Certified Procurement Officer certification within one year of hire date.
• This position will be required to obtain and maintain utilization of the State Purchasing Card.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
At this level employees are assigned responsibilities which are limited in size or scope involving the supervision, coordination, or implementation of various programs or functions within an agency.  This may include professional or supervisory level work with responsibility for an important component of a comprehensive or specialized operating program, providing services in a variety of management areas such as formulation of agency policies, budget preparation, physical plan operations, or personnel and fiscal management, or performing highly specialized executive level administrative support functions and activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the methods of organization and management; of public administration; of agency policies and procedures; of grant or contract program requirements; of the legislative process; of basic research and statistical techniques; and of federal and state laws and regulations relating to administration of assigned programs.  Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to establish and develop training programs; to exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions; and to organize and present facts and opinions.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is typically performed in an office setting with climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. Some travel may be required.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree and three years of professional or technical administrative* experience in business or public administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

*Technical administrative experience would include highly complex clerical work gained under the direct supervision of a professional supervisor or manager.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference may be given to applicants who hold a certification as a Certified Procurement Officer and/or applicants with previous State Purchasing Card experience.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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