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State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services Health Program Assistant 2 in Hartford, Connecticut

Health Program Assistant 2


Recruitment # 231114-4405FP-001

Location Hartford, CT

Date Opened 11/20/2023 12:00:00 AM

Salary $71,156* - $94,197/year (*New State Employees start at the minimum of the salary range)

Job Type Open to the Public

Close Date 12/4/2023 11:59:00 PM

Go Back Apply View Benefits (http://portal.ct.gov/DAS/smART/General-Employee-Benefits)

  • Introduction

    Do you have experience assisting in the compilation and interpretation of fiscal and programmatic data and statistics, development and implementation of program plans, grant management and monitoring? We are recruiting for Health Program Assistant 2 (https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/specs/classspecdisplay.asp?ClassNumber=4405FP&R1=&R3=) for the Division of Health Services in the Community Options Strategy Unit!

    The State of Connecticut (https://portal.ct.gov/) , Department of Social Services ( DSS (https://portal.ct.gov/dss) ), has a mission that we, along with our partners, provide person-centered programs and services to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

    What we can offer (https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/SUP/2023WinterEVP.pdf) you:

  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 (https://portal.ct.gov/DAS/Press-Room/Press-Releases/2023/Forbes-State-of-CT-Ranked) - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.

  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D. , along with comprehensive benefit offerings (https://portal.ct.gov/DAS/smART/General-Employee-Benefits)

  • The State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here (https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service) for more information.

  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.

  • Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.

  • Professional growth and development opportunities.

  • A healthy work/life balance to all employees.

    Position details:

  • Located at Central Office at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT.

  • Full-time, 40 hours per week.

  • First shift, 8:00am – 4:30pm.

  • Monday through Friday.

  • Telework usually offered at the maximum level permitted by state and agency policy.

    Selection Plan

  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

  • Please note that DSS takes part in the E-Verify (https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/EVerifyParticipationPoster.pdf) system, which is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

  • Please visit our Applicant Tips on How to Apply (https://www.jobapscloud.com/ct/sup/ApplicantTips2021Nov.pdf) page .

  • Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Liz Pinette at elizabeth.pinette@ct.gov

  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 1199 members including those currently holding the title of Health Program Assistant 2, who have permanent status and wish to be considered for lateral transfer, are now required to submit their application for consideration. All Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - must submit an application and will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.

  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov .


    In a state health program or project this class is accountable for compiling and interpreting fiscal and programmatic data and statistics, developing and implementing program plans and monitoring and evaluating a state health program or project for the purposes of quality assurance and compliance with State and Federal laws.


As with all jobs in the generic health program series the exact duties vary considerably depending on the nature of the program and the current stage in its life cycle. Typical examples of work performed at this level include:

  • Assists in the preparation of sections of state health plans or special federal or state program plans;

  • Gathers fiscal, programmatic, census and other kinds of needed data from complex calculations and interpretations;

  • Reviews program grants requests and monitors fiscal and programmatic performance of grants using agency regulations and guidelines;

  • Monitors programs using site visits when necessary;

  • Assists in the preparation of program objectives and evaluation of program results;

  • Prepares information for public distribution;

  • May serve as staff to a task force or committee;

  • May answer general informational questions for the public;

  • May serve as a liaison between the program or project and specific people or organizations for the purpose of keeping information flowing;

  • May assist in epidemiological investigations;

  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of

  • purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies including the changing patterns of preventive medicine and environmental health;

  • the changing aspects of socio-medical philosophies;

  • state and community organizations and programs involved in the field of health;

  • Considerable

  • interpersonal skills;

  • oral and written communication skills;

  • Ability to conduct independent research, develop and gather data.


    Six (6) years of experience in a professional capacity in a health organization.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in health care program administration, a health systems agency or other health care organization in at least one of the following areas:

  • grant writing or monitoring;

  • formal program planning, development, management or evaluation;

  • program consultation.


  • For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Health Program Assistant 1.

  • A health care organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for developing health programs.


  • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (l5) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

  • A Master's degree in public health, health education, hospital administration, or public administration or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

  • For state employees one (1) year as a Health Program Assistant 1 may substitute for the General and Special Experience.


  • Experience in Medicaid home and community-based programs.

  • Experience working in a cross-functional team.

  • Experience with application of critical thinking skills

  • Experience managing contracts.

  • Experience writing contract language.

  • Experience reviewing proposals.

  • Experience with one or more of the following subject areas as they related to health: housing, food/nutrition, education/literacy, social networks, assistive technology, environmental modification.

  • Experience with writing analytical reports.


    Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



    The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


    As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

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