Chronic Disease Program Business Specialist - Limited Service
State of Vermont | Burlington, VT
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The Vermont Department of Health Tobacco Control Program is seeking a team player to help implement a comprehensive program to reduce tobacco-related and health disparities in Vermont. The Program Business Specialist will support the Division's administration, program management, prevention, and social marketing/communications teams in grants and contracts management and sub-recipient monitoring, fiscal management, project coordination, and subject area research including strategies to address disparity in tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke and tobacco control policy. For the first year, the responsibilities will be approximately 65% business administration process/fiscal management and 35% program support. If you love numbers, process flow, detail oriented, program implementation and monitoring, and most importantly are passionate about health equity and social justice, this job is for you.
- Support the program team in planning and the development of grant and contract, MOU agreements and request for quotes and proposals and work with Division Business team through the business process.
- Negotiate and monitor contracts with state and local private and public organizations.
- Assists program with grant and contract sub-recipient monitoring and close-out procedures.
- Reviews the scopes of work for services or products. Participates in the consultant and contractor selection process.
- Assists in the preparation of reports to state and federal agencies.
- Assists with the development of program budgets. Performs cost analysis. Assists in the preparation of monthly financial statements, summaries and reports for program review.
- Works with the Program Manager to develop and implement internal programmatic control to track and draw down funding. Reviews expense postings and reconciles accounting records within local program files.
- Maintains tracking systems for work and spending in progress.
- Assist with program planning and funding applications aimed at reducing tobacco-related health disparities, chronic disease and increasing the capacity of Office of Local Health and community-based organizations.
- Identify evidence-based strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. Develop program materials with the intent of reducing tobacco-related disparities and advancing health equity in Vermont.
- Provides technical support to communities, grantees and partners on Best Practices of reducing health and tobacco-related disparities and increasing capacity to work effectively with diverse and marginalized populations.
- Ensures programmatic work advances, health equity and social justice to reduce health disparities and impact social determinants of health such as racisms, poverty, and access to culturally sensitive health care.
- Assists in the development of evaluation techniques to measure program effectiveness.
Work is performed under the direction of the Tobacco Control Program Manager. The Vermont Department of Health is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the department's diversity and commitment to health equity and social justice to reduce health disparities and impact social determinants of health such as racisms, poverty, and access to culturally sensitive health care. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
To view the full job specifications for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications page.
Who May Apply
This position, Chronic Disease Program Business Specialist (Job Requisition #243), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a limited service position currently funded through 3/31/2020. Limited service positions are budgeted each year and can be extended accordingly based on programs and funding.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Annie Singkouson Ward at (802) 652-2065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting
AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.
Duties are primarily performed in a standard office setting. Considerable interaction will occur with community groups, medical providers and other state agencies and partners. Stress may be encountered with meeting multiple deadlines and needing to resolve difficult issues and disputes related to overseeing the equitable distribution of state and federal funds. Public speaking and attendance at public meetings may be required. Some work outside normal office hours may be required.
High school graduation or GED AND six (6) years or more of professional experience in public health, public administration, business management, human services, or related field, including at least one year in a program administration role.
Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years or more of professional level experience in public health, public administration, business management, human services, or related field, including at least one year in program administration role.
Experience in project management in public health.
Experience managing, writing and negotiating contracts and subrecipient grants.
Experience developing and managing budgets.
Experience using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft SharePoint.
Knowledge of Federal, State and Agency policies and procedures pertaining to personal service contracting, procurement, and grant administration.
Experience with and commitment to health equity and social justice to reduce health disparities and impact social determinants of health such as racism, poverty, and access to culturally sensitive health care.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
- 80% State paid medical premium
- Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
- Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
- Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
- Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
- Low cost group life insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Incentive-based Wellness Program
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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VDH Affirmative Recruitment
The VDH strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the populations we are dedicated to serving. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
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