The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
Salary: $118,876 - $162,091/year
Internal Number: 220713-0564MP-001
The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Public Health Section Chief of the Facility Licensing and Investigations Section (FLIS). The Facility Licensing and Investigations Section, a section within the Healthcare Quality and Safety Branch of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, provides oversight for all licensed and/or certified healthcare entities in the state, including, but not limited to, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living services, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care, and private laboratories. This is an exciting and dynamic leadership position which oversees approximately 110 professional and support staff dedicated to ensuring high quality and safe healthcare for everyone throughout Connecticut.
The Mission of the Department of Public Health (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 Public Health Section Chief is a full time, 40 hour per week position. The work schedule is typically Monday-Friday. Teleworking may be available for this position. The department provides excellent training and mentoring as well as the opportunity for ongoing training provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
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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The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at Chelsea.Moore@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Public Health this class is accountable for directing the design, development and implementation of multi-faceted health services programs of an assigned section.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs the staff and operations of large, multi-faceted health services programs at the section level; develops, implements, communicates and evaluates section policies, procedures, goals and activities; coordinates, plans and manages section programs and activities; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; determines appropriate staffing levels; determines quality assurance and performance standards for staff; directs the preparation of section budget; obtains state and federal funds to maintain and implement programs; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of section who might impact on policy, program or regulatory activities; develops and recommends changes to statutes and regulations; reviews and evaluates legislative proposals and reports on health issues; directs preparation of statistical studies and required federal reports; provides testimony at legislative hearings, the courts and public hearings; addresses professional and lay groups and prepares articles for publication on public health issues; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public health with emphasis on public health administration of programs; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret laws, regulations and statistical reporting data; ability to develop health policies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years experience in a supervisory capacity in an organization with programmatic and/or regulatory responsibilities for promoting or protecting public health.
Note: For State employees this is at the level of Health Program Supervisor, Supervising Nurse Consultant, Child Care Licensing Supervisor Epidemiologist 4, Environmental Protection Supervising Environmental Analyst, Supervising Sanitary Engineer or Supervising Environmental Sanitarian.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
One (1) year as a Public Health Services Manager may be substituted for the General Experience.
Experience interpreting applying and administering federal and/or state statutes, regulatory mandates and enforcement processes to a regulated community
Experience building multi sector coalitions and consensus among stakeholders with varied priorities and/or perspectives
Experience evaluating healthcare trends and developing policies and/or programs to address those trends to improve public health and safety
Experience with drafting legislative proposals and testimony in response to proposed legislation
Experience with critical thinking to prioritize multiple projects or assignments
Experience developing and/or managing a large (multi-million dollar) budget
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to periodically undergo tests or immunizations for communicable or infectious diseases. 2. Incumbents in this class may be required to undergo and successfully complete security background checks. 3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.