An incumbent in this class is responsible for administering a statewide specialized health program.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent in this class functions at the management level and reports to an administrative superior. An incumbent is responsible for the on-going implementation of a specific statewide health program(s) by directing the technical and programmatic operation and by developing, implementing and evaluating program goals and objectives. Additional responsibilities include educating and informing other agency staff, community organizations, health care providers and the general public about current health issues and compliance to rules and regulations. An incumbent supervises a staff of professional, para-professional and clerical employees associated with the program.
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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of public health principles, practices, issues and current developments.
Knowledge of particular needs and care in specific program area(s).
Knowledge of survey methodology, program evaluation, data collection and data analysis.
Knowledge of program development and management techniques.
Knowledge of state agencies and of federal, state and private health resources.
Knowledge of techniques of proposal writing and of sources of funding.
Skill in interpretation of health risking assessments, program reports, investigations and enforcement activities.
Skill in designing and implementing research studies, involving data collection and analysis.
Skill in oral and written communication in public speaking and in report preparation.
Ability to plan, analyze and evaluate information and activities and implement courses of action.
Ability to read blueprints and specifications.
Ability to prioritize, plan, direct and review the work of professional and clerical staff.
Ability to implement effective health programs within the constraints of state, federal and other regulations.
Ability to develop and implement program evaluation criteria, organizational management systems and operating budgets.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates, subordinates, the general public, public and private health care providers, state officials and other groups.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Public Health Treatment Program Administrator Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
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.
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.
Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
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.