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Title:  Health Department Division Administrator - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  02/09/2022
Req ID:  24781
Department:  Health
Location: 

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $27.20

Overview

The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) is currently seeking candidates for a Health Department Division Administrator for the Planning Unit of the Office of the Health Commissioner. The Planning Unit works with staff throughout the department to facilitate planning and integration of activities to improve population health outcomes and internal systems. The Unit leads the development of the state health improvement plan and department's strategic plan; public health accreditation; performance management; workforce development; Health in All Policies; and Health equity.


The Division Administrator will be a key partner to help ensure the efficient and smooth operation of the Planning Unit by providing effective management of business, operational program planning and administrative activities for the Planning Unit. Duties include budgetary, program, grant and contract administration, as well as policy and program development. The Division Administrator will participate in policy development and operational systems for the department. Supervision may be exercised over a professional and technical staff. Work is performed with high degree of independence only receiving guidance from the Director of Planning, in the Office of the Health Commissioner, as needed. 


The work accomplished by this position is directly linked to the Health Department's mission to protect and promote the best health for all Vermonters. All of the Health Department's positions are directly aligned to achieve the goals of the Department's strategic plan including: effective and integrated public health programs; communities with the capacity to respond to public health needs; internal systems that provide consistent and responsive support; a competent and valued workforce that is supported in promoting and protecting the public's health; a public health system that is understood and valued; and health equity for all Vermonters.


The Vermont Department of Health is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the department's diversity and commitment to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We believe all Vermonters should have a fair and just opportunity to be healthy and live in healthy communities. 


We're seeking people of all backgrounds who are dedicated to improving economic, social, health and environmental conditions for all Vermonters; and committed to a vision of Vermont that embraces all its citizens.

Who May Apply

This position, Health Department Division Administrator - Limited Service (Job Requisition #24781), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact sarah.gregorek@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.


Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

Class Definition

Administrative, fiscal, and operational work involving the operations of a Division of the Department of Health. Duties include budgetary, program, grant and contract administration as well as policy and program development. Supervision may be exercised over a professional and technical staff. All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of the Division.

Environmental Factors

Work is primarily performed in a standard office setting. Some travel is necessary requiring private means of transportation. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required. Due to the nature of programs, incumbents must be able to maintain client confidentiality and conduct interviews with sensitivity and tact.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND four (4) years or more of work experience in public health, health care administration, business operations, fiscal, management or a closely related field.

OR

Master's degree or higher in public health, health administration, or a closely related field AND two (2) years or more of work experience in public health, health care administration, business operations, fiscal, management or a closely related field.

OR

Two years or more of full-time college coursework OR an associate's degree AND six (6) years or more of work experience in public health, health care administration, business operations, fiscal, management or a closely related field.

OR

High School diploma or equivalent AND eight (8) years or more of work experience in public health, health care administration, business operations, fiscal, management or a closely related field.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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