Program Manager

March 2, 2023
Application ends: March 27, 2025

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Job Description

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This position is in the Department of Health (DC Health), Community Health Administration (CHA), Family Health Bureau. CHA promotes healthy behaviors and healthy environments to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities in the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the District. CHA focuses on population health strategies to prevent and control cancer, chronic disease, and vaccine preventable diseases; promote nutrition and physical fitness; ensure access to quality health care services; and support the health and well-being of families across the lifespan. CHA’s approach targets the behavioral, clinical, and social determinants of health through evidence-based programs, policy, and systems change.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as the Chief of the Early Childhood Health Division with responsibility for the administration, management, and coordination of home visiting programs, placed-based initiatives, behavioral, developmental and supportive services, clinic-based programs, and overseeing the evaluation of program operations, data management, and special projects/research. The Early Childhood Health Division (ECHD) ensures that all children and families have access to a continuum of comprehensive, high-quality early childhood program and services that promote child well-being and school readiness and ensure that all children are healthy, ready to learn and have safe passage through the early years.

The incumbent exercises authority in developing objectives, standards, and control measures for program(s) within the division including program planning and policy, home visiting programs, placed-based initiatives, developmental and supportive services, and clinic-based programs. Using the public health framework, the incumbent addresses emerging health issues, supports local programs to achieve healthy communities, work to achieve health equity and eliminate health disparities, and decrease premature death and disabilities by focusing on the leading preventable risk factors.

Additionally, the incumbent: keeps abreast of the developments in the field of early childhood, behavioral/mental health, children with special health care needs. The incumbent coordinates the alignment of federal and local priorities during the development of long and short-range strategic plans. Develops and controls multiple budgets, making certain that federal and local funds are disbursed in accordance with applicable Federal and District guidelines. Establishes, maintains, and leverages contacts with government, community, and clinical partners and stakeholders. The incumbent utilizes the principles and practices of public health science, including the life course model and Public Health 3.0, for program and policy development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education

Individuals must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade (13) level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Based on the duties and responsibilities of this position, the following are strongly preferred for the incumbent of this position:

Based on the duties and responsibilities of this position, a minimum of a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), Master’s in Mental Health, or equivalent degree is strongly preferred for the incumbent of this position. Prior work experience in the area of Public Health, specifically related to child health, behavioral health, and/or early childhood, is strongly preferred.

Licenses and Certifications

None required.

Working Conditions / Environment

The incumbent must be able to carry out official duties in a variety of settings and conditions. Routine work will occur primarily in an office setting.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday 8:15am – 4:45pm

Area of Consideration: Agency Only

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Duration of Appointment: Duration of Appointment: MSS At-Will

This is a Management Supervisory Service (MSS) appointment. Persons appointed to MSS positions do not acquire permanent status but serve at the pleasure of the appointing personnel authority and may be terminated at any time.

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: MS-340-14

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not covered in a collective bargaining unit.

Position DesignationThis position has been designated as Security Sensitive. Pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations; in addition to the general suitability screening, individuals applying for or occupying security sensitive positions are subject to the following checks and tests:

(a) Criminal background check.

(b) Traffic record check (as applicable).

(c) Consumer credit check (as applicable).

(d) Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test; and

(e) Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test.

Residency Requirement: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportuning Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.