Health Program Representative III

  • Health Program Representative III
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  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
0576
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$38,304.00 – $54,276.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,596.00 – $2,261.50
Pay Grade: 
A24

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Definition

This is senior-level professional and administrative work involving planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating a public health program.

Job Duties

Assumes responsibility as delegated by the program administrator, for the planning, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of a public health program within a bureau, section, geographic, or other defined area; performs work of comparable scope and complexity as assigned.

Maintains liaison with other administrative units of the assigned department, local governments, community groups, and others interested in program activities.

Develops program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; monitors program activities; manages program resources; and maintains administrative procedure.

Assists in budget development; tracks and monitors expenditures; prepares assigned program fiscal reports, contracts, and grants.

Assesses program effectiveness through program evaluation and data analysis and modifies program delivery to improve implementation and/or outcome.

Supervises lower level staff involved in program implementation.

Cooperates with federal, state, and local officials, private individuals, and organizations in the planning and implementation of the program.

Participates in epidemiological field investigations and evaluates data collected to determine trends.

Plans, develops, and conducts training; provides consultation and technical assistance to program participants on matters relating to the program.

Prepares correspondence and reports; maintains records for the implementation and management of the program; determines most effective use of data processing capabilities and resources.

Prepares contracts and requests for proposals; reviews and assesses potential program providers; monitors contract compliance.

Prepares grant proposals and project applications for funding support.

Conducts special studies and research necessary for planning and evaluation of the program.

Monitors budgetary expenditures in terms of the accomplishment of program objectives and to ensure that all criteria governing receipt of funds are met.

Reviews applicable federal and state statutes to ensure program compliance and operation currency.

Consults with program providers, assists in the evaluation of current operations, and makes recommendations to improve services provided.

Receives supervision from the program administrator or other designated supervisor; however, the employee is delegated broad responsibility for program implementation and works with considerable independence within established policies and procedures.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
BUSINESS SERVICES; HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION; PUBLIC HEALTH

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Three or more years of experience as a Health Program Representative II with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.

OR

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 or more earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Health Care Administration, Public Health, Health Education, Public or Business Administration, the biological or social sciences, Education, or a closely related field; and,

Four or more years of professional (non-clerical) experience in public health, education, public, or health care administration, including one or more years in public health or health delivery systems.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required general experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

(A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health may substitute for the specialized experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of public health operations and organization of the assigned program area.

Comprehensive knowledge of the general nature and objectives of the statewide public health programs.

Comprehensive knowledge of the organization and operation of federal, state, and local governmental agencies.

Comprehensive knowledge of the organization and functions of voluntary agencies, civic organizations, and similar groups interested in public health program activities.

Comprehensive knowledge of individual and community health problems related to public health programs.

Comprehensive knowledge of statutes, rules, and regulations relating to the assigned program area.

Comprehensive knowledge of the functions, services, needs, and operating procedures of long-term care facilities.

Comprehensive knowledge of community service organizations, especially those which provide services to senior citizens, children, and persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and/or chronic illnesses.

Comprehensive knowledge of gerontology, individual, family, and group dynamics.

Comprehensive knowledge of social, economic, and health problems impacting the elderly, children, and families.

Comprehensive knowledge of communicable disease control and epidemiological techniques and methods.

Intermediate knowledge of financial record keeping, budget preparation, and contract compliance.

Ability to plan, promote, implement, and evaluate public health programs.

Ability to prepare proposals and grant applications.

Ability to understand and effectively utilize budget documents, fiscal reports, grants, and contracts.

Ability to conduct research studies and analyze complex statistical data.

Ability to plan and direct the work of others in carrying out assigned program functions.

Ability to use computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and related applications to carry out programmatic functions.

Ability to communicate effectively and deliver group presentations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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