Minimum Qualifications Transfer Candidates: Current DOH employee with permanent or contingent permanent status as a Community Health Program Manager 1, M-2; OR current New York State employee with one or more years of contingent-permanent or permanent competitive service in a title at or above Grade 25/M-1, and eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.
Provisional Candidates (Public Opportunity): Bachelor's degree and five years of professional public health experience* in a governmental public health agency or public health program** that receives funding from a public health governmental agency. Of the five years of required experience, two years must include supervision of professional staff and the following management responsibilities: program planning and implementation, AND program evaluation and monitoring, AND development and implementation of policies and procedures.
*Professional experience must include designing or implementing a public health outreach, promotion, or disease prevention program, OR conducting disease surveillance or a disease control program.
**A public health program focuses primarily on the prevention of disease through outreach, and public health education or health promotion, including population-based plans of care, not just plans of care for individual patients, or the study of the prevalence or causes of disease through population-based studies.
Examples of non-qualifying experience include, but are not limited to: experience providing clinical care in therapeutic health care facilities including public hospitals, physician's offices, supervised community-based settings or home care settings; discharge planning or utilization review; developing treatment plans for patients in community settings; regulatory oversight of health care providers to determine compliance with laws, rules or regulations; reviewing appropriateness of services for insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, governmental agencies or other third-party payors; or other experience limited to fiscal administration, personnel, staff development, operations management or contract/grant management.
The preferred candidate will have excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills. They will have experience working in a large public nutrition program in a management capacity and knowledge of WIC Program regulations.
Duties Description The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally funded nutrition program that provides nutritious foods, healthcare referrals, and breastfeeding support to eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under the age of five. The NYS WIC Program is administered by the NYS Department of Health, Division of Nutrition. This position will provide leadership and direction to staff in the Bureau of Supplemental Food Programs (BSFP), Program Communication and Collaboration Section (PCCS). They will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring nutrition policy; overseeing the breastfeeding peer counselor program; outreach; and program communication and education.
The Community Health Program Manager (CHPM) 1 will provide program planning and evaluation, coordination, and management of the unit activities. They will provide and manage staff in the provision of technical assistance to local health departments, community-based partnerships, contract and grant agencies, and other organizations. This position will direct and oversee outreach activities to ensure target populations are reached, including the management of a $10 million dollar outreach contract, and is responsible for the development and management of other outreach-related contracts.
The incumbent will coordinate the development of annual nutrition services plans; develop and implement policies and procedures, assuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and communication with the appropriate stakeholders; analyze legislation, statutes, and regulations that affect programs; act as liaison to other DOH programs, local, State, and federal agencies, external organizations, healthcare facilities, and key stakeholders, and the public regarding program coordination and issues.
The CHPM1 will provide supervision, guidance, and oversight to subordinate staff including personnel actions related to recruitment, interviewing, hiring, staff development, and performance evaluations for approximately 21 staff.
Additional Comments Permanent, or provisional pending canvass outcome. You may be asked for your social security number to verify transfer eligibility. Candidates appointed provisionally will be required to take and pass the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, when it is given, and be immediately appointable from the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.
"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development
Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.
For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm
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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference RMV/CHPM1/45432/DON included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, RMV/CHPM1/45432/DON, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.