Public Health Program Assistant Administrator

Commonwealth of PA | Dauphin County, PA

Posted Date 11/17/2019
Description Opioid misuse affects one in four families in Pennsylvania. Join the Department of Health and be part of the solution.

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is seeking a Public Health professional to support the Program's mission to reduce diversion and misuse of controlled substances in Pennsylvania.


IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE.  YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY.  ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
 
  • Full-time employment
  • Work Hours:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; Monday - Friday; 1 hour lunch
In this position, you will support the PDMP's goal to improve the health of Pennsylvanians by promoting the appropriate use of controlled substances to ensure they are prescribed and dispensed safely and responsibly in the commonwealth.

As a Public Health Program Assistant Administrator, you will support the Public Health Program Administrator in the implementation and administration of the PDMP's prevention activities. You will play a key role in the implementation of state-wide public health programs by supporting grants and contracts related to the PDMP, prescriber education, and first responder education and training. 

This position provides support to a complex, focused, high visibility public health program and coordinates activities. Experience with health communication, budgeting, contract development, and vendor management are strongly preferred.
 Qualifications:
  • PA residency currently waived for this title
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements -   A  bachelor's degree and one year of professional  public health, health, allied health sciences, drug and alcohol or related experience; OR A bachelor's degree and one year of professional experience in the development or evaluation of grants, contracts or programs for the provision of social, employment, environmental health, or health related services; OR An associate's degree in allied health sciences or nursing and three years of professional experience in the development or evaluation of grants, contracts or programs for the provision of social, employment, environmental health, or health related services; OR Five years of professional experience in the development or evaluation of grants, contracts or programs for the provision of social, employment, environmental health, or health related services; OR A master's degree in public health, health services administration, health care administration, health education, public health administration, public administration, nursing, epidemiology, social work, nutrition, hospital administration, physical therapy, occupational therapy, business administration, or education.
  • Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcript(s) to your application.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions.

Veterans:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.
 
  • Score valid for this specific posting only
  • Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
  • Provide complete and accurate information or:
    • score may be lower than deserved
    • application processing may be delayed
    • disqualification may result
  • May only test once under this announcement 
  • Email notice of test results provided

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