This vacancy was advertised on July 7, 2021 for a period of 30 days. Additional information is available through the link provided.
The position is located in the District of Columbia Government (District), DC Health’s Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted disease (STD) and Tuberculosis (TB) Administration (HAHSTA). The mission of the HAHSTA is to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD’s and TB, reduce transmission of the diseases and provide care and treatment to persons with the diseases, so that District residents can minimize their changes of infection and live healthier lives. HAHSTA partners with health and community-based organizations to offer testing and counseling, prevention education and intervention, free condoms, medical support, free medication and insurance, housing, nutrition, personal care, emergency services and more for District residents and the metropolitan region. HAHSTA administers the District’s budget for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD’s and TB programs, provides grants to service providers, monitors programs, and tracks the incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD’s and TB in the District of Columbia. HAHSTA also operates a free STD clinic and TB Control Clinic and serves as the administrative agent for the Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) for HIV care, treatment, support services and housing assistance, working in tandem with the area jurisdictions.
The individual selected for this position will oversee and plan the implementation of comprehensive and essential health and support services, health education and information, counseling and testing, epidemiological and surveillance activities, community outreach, and interventions. They will be responsible for providing leadership, guidance and administrative direction and management to the HAHSTA; this includes establishing goals, objectives, programs and activities, and directs and manages programs and grant functions for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB in the District of Columbia. The incumbent will be tasked with ensuring that the development and implementation of overall policies and procedures are consistent with Federal and District laws, guidelines, and regulations. They will establish policy guidelines for the oversight, development, implementation and monitoring of all contracts, grants and sub-grants; and direct the strategic planning and evaluation processes, and quality assurance of services provided directly by HAHSTA and through HAHSTA providers.
This is a Management Supervisory Service (MSS) appointment. Persons appointed to MSS positions do not acquire permanent status, but serve at the pleasure of the appointing personnel authority and may be terminated at any time.
Applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the positions. The specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade (15) level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
A Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position is required. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.
Based on the duties and responsibilities of this position, a minimum of a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) or equivalent degree and current and/or previous employment serving in a senior level public health role is preferred for the incumbent of this position.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 13663
About DC Department of Health
The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) promotes health, wellness and equity, across the District, and protects the safety of residents, visitors and those doing business in our nation’s capital.
The Department of Health provides programs and services with the ultimate goal of reducing the burden of disease and improving opportunities for health and well-being for all District residents and visitors. DOH does this through a number of mechanisms that center around prevention, promotion of health, expanding access to health care, and increasing health equity. The department provides public health management and leadership through policy, planning, and evaluation; fiscal oversight; human resource management; grants and contracts management; information technology; government relations; risk management; communication and community relations; legal oversight; and facilities management. The DOH performance plan is based on three priority areas: (1) health and wellness promotion, (2) promoting health equity, and (3) public health systems enhancement.