This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health l Office of Public Health l Region 8 l Ouachita Parish.
This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled either as a Probationary Appointment, Job Appointment or Promotional Appointment.
- Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on application.*
The Program Manager 2 is a high-level position, which serves as Regional Administrator assisting the Director of the Bureau of Regional and Clinical Operations (BRCO) in the execution of public health programs and all matters impacting OPH operations within Region 8.
The Regional Administrator will work collaboratively with the Bureau Director, OPH leadership, and regional leadership team to set priorities for services and new initiatives within the Region, while managing all day-to-day operations regarding administrative and programmatic concerns, social and economic impact, and representing OPH at legislative hearings, local governing body meetings and budget conferences as necessary.
This is a leadership role that interfaces between OPH and parish police juries, municipal authorities, community leaders, other agency heads, and area legislators in the development of regional health promotion activities and initiatives. The Regional Administrator also has administrative responsibility for Emergency Preparedness activities within the region. In addition to community engagement and coalition building, core responsibilities include staff supervision, training and development, program implementation, and coordination of special projects and activities within the Region.
The successful candidate will embrace a team spirit and thrive in a fast-paced environment of change; be comfortable and skilled communicating with diverse internal and external stakeholders; work well in a team environment while able to be self-directed, demonstrating critical thinking and good decision-making; and possess excellent organization and time-management skills with the ability to respond successfully to tight deadlines.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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For further information about this vacancy contact:
Ciera Green @ Ciera.Green@la.gov
P.O. Box 4818 Baton Rouge, La 70821
A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in administrative services, economics, public health, public relations, social services, health services, or surveying and/or assessing health or social service programs or facilities for compliance with state and federal regulations.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Graduate training with eighteen semester hours in one or any combination of the following fields will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience: public health; public relations; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; statistics; experimental/applied statistics; business, public, or health administration.
A Juris Doctorate will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree in public health; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; business, public, or health administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Graduate training with less than a Ph.D. will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in public health; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; business, public, or health administration will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Graduate training will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Health services include all services dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disease, or the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health for sick or injured individuals.
Examples of public health jobs include sanitarian, public health engineer and public health epidemiologist.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To manage medium size and moderately complex statewide program(s).
Level of Work:
Administrative direction from a higher-level administrator/executive.
Supervision over lower-level positions in accordance with the Civil Service Allocation Criteria Memo.
Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals and other social service entities as established by an approved DSCS Allocation Criteria Memorandum.
Differs from Program Manager 1-A-DHH and Program Manager 1-B-DHH by the presence of responsibility for administering medium size or moderately complex statewide program(s) and supervision exercised.
Differs from Program Manager 3-DHH by the absence of responsibility for administering large size and highly complex statewide program(s) and supervision exercised.
Examples of Work
Plans, prepares and implements strategic long and short-term goals and objectives of the statewide program(s).
Oversees statewide program compliance with state/federal laws and regulations.
Organizes, schedules and coordinates all statewide monitoring and surveillance procedures; evaluates preparedness and response efforts of staff.
Directs the agency's operational planning, strategic planning, performance reporting and grants coordination.
Directs the policy development and issuance functions of the agency. Oversees the legislation coordination and rulemaking functions of the agency.
Directs, implements, and manages a system of health and program related data and performance indicators that provide information for assessment of services provided.
Directs programmatic evaluations of department programs and the administrative functions of the unit.
Prepares grants; develops the financial criteria of those grants; and, reports to those grant funding sources.
Plans the implementation of new or changed statewide treatment service initiatives. Collaborates with those organizational units and clients impacted by the new or changed statewide initiatives.
Directs the development and drafting of the department's legislative package for each legislative session. Monitors the implementation of all legislation passed requiring action by the department.
Directs the development and implementation of the quality management system such as appropriate quality of care standards, outcomes measures, systematic monitoring and evaluation procedures, mechanisms for problem identification, and resolution/follow-up for the department's programs/ offices.
Represents the Secretary on numerous boards, commissions, and task forces.
Represents agency and program(s) on task forces, commissions, and national/regional/state/local committees