This is administrative and managerial work in directing, planning, analyzing, and coordinating health, public health, regulatory and senior programs, and/or services for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
(This classification is part of the broad-banded management service.)
Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
(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.) (More specific qualifications may be required for particular positions allocated to this class depending on the assigned duties and responsibilities. This may include specialized and/or additional education, experience, and/or licensure/certification not stated in the minimum qualifications.)
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Health Care Administration, Public, Personnel or Business Administration; biological, physical, environmental, or social sciences; Nursing, Nutrition, Dietetics, Social Work, Human Services, Gerontology, physical rehabilitation, Education, or a closely related field; and,
Four or more years of professional experience in public health, health care, health delivery systems, environmental health/quality or regulation, protective services for adults or the disabled, in-home services, or long-term care.
(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 experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)
(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)
This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification.
Directs or assists in the overall planning, development, and administration of assigned health, public health, regulatory, and senior programs, and/or services in areas such as chronic disease prevention; maternal, child and family health; environmental health and communicable disease prevention; nutritional health and services; health standards and licensure; health information, regulations, and improvement; emergency response; protective services for the elderly, and adults with disabilities, or closely related areas.
Directs or assists in the identification of program priorities and the development and implementation of new programs and services.
Develops and coordinates comprehensive public health systems for a large geographic area.
Provides consultation to doctors, health care providers, hospitals, local health departments, and other agencies linked with health care in the effective delivery of assigned health, public health, regulatory and senior programs, and/or services.
Ensures individuals receive program services appropriate to their needs and program eligibility.
Oversees or assists in the development of community-based coalitions; works with coalitions, advocacy groups, and others interested in program issues to develop plans and outcomes to address specific health, and/or public health, regulatory and senior programs, and/or services concerns.
Prepares new and/or revises existing legislation, develops standards, regulations, and policies for implementation.
Maintains responsibility for program management, decision-making, policy assessment, planning, budget, and/or supervisory responsibilities.
Directs or assists administrative personnel in general management aspects of policy development, program planning, and coordination as related to assigned responsibilities; assists in the evaluation of policy effects and/or organizational changes and new programs.
Reviews and/or revises programs in the area of responsibility to ensure compliance of operations with laws, regulations, policies, plans, and procedures.
Participates in meetings with agency administrators to develop, coordinate, implement, and/or interpret new or revised initiatives.
Participates in conferences and meetings relating to areas of assigned responsibility.
Participates in the development of budget requests and the monitoring of expenditures according to budget allocations/appropriations.
Conducts research, institutes special studies, and prepares and/or reviews reports and related information to evaluate existing organizations, policies, procedures, and practices as related to the assigned program.
Maintains communication and cooperation with local and community organizations and other interested groups pertaining to the assigned programs.
Exercises considerable initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assignments; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and evaluation of operational results.
Performs other related work as assigned.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the administration of health, public health, regulatory and senior programs and/or services.
Comprehensive knowledge of the organization and operation of public agencies at the national, state, and local levels which are involved in health, public health, regulatory and senior programs, and/or services.
Comprehensive knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of state health, public health, regulatory and senior programs, and/or services.
Comprehensive knowledge of the programs and objectives of a state health agency and the inter-professional relationships in the implementation of its programs.
Comprehensive knowledge of current human service issues and theories.
Comprehensive knowledge of the organization and functions of advocacy groups, voluntary agencies, civic organizations, and similar groups interested in health, public health, regulatory and senior programs, and/or services activities.
Comprehensive knowledge of managerial techniques and administrative practices.
Ability to plan, promote, and direct complex public health programs and/or services at the state level.
Ability to analyze complex health data and formulate plans for coordinating and establishing new or improved health services and programs.
Ability to secure cooperation from other public and private agencies in developing and guiding health, public health, regulatory, and senior programs, and/or services.
Ability to develop, implement, and administer assigned program and/or services to achieve positive program and client outcomes.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental officials, legislators, staff associates, the general public, and others.
Ability to analyze and evaluate policies and operations and formulate recommendations.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional, technical, and related program staff.
Ability to manage change, provide program management, and achieve results.
Ability to develop short and long-range plans that meet established objectives and contribute to the overall goals and mission of the agency.