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State of Massachusetts Operations Coordinator, Office of Local & Regional Health in Marlborough, Massachusetts

The Department of Public Health Office of Local and Regional Health (OLRH) has developed four new positions supporting capacity building initiatives, as well as ongoing COVID-19 response for the current 351 local Boards of Health (LBOH) across the state. The successful candidate thrives ina mission-driven environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, collaboration and the understanding of working toward a common goal. The Operations Coordinator supports the work of the policy, planning, and operations unit in ensuring that policies, procedures, training, and technical assistance for cross-jurisdictional sharing are effectively implemented. The Coordinatoralso serves as a liaison and collaborates with internal DPH groups working closely with OLRH. *Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):* /Development Support & Technical Assistance/ * Supports the OLRH team in building LBOH infrastructure capacity throughbest practices, including the development of systems, processes, resources and tools that enable LBOH adherence to program grant requirements, reporting timelines and deliverables. * Provides technical assistance to LBOH in addressing public health challenges, including ongoing needs related to COVID-19. * Reviews program workplans and budgets, and makes recommendations to the Assistant Director and other members of the leadership team, as requested. /Track, Respond and Assess Impact/ * Assists in developing, implementing and maintaining project management tools to track LBOH contract and program deliverables. * Participates in the development, implementation and coordination of LBOH data collection protocols related to COVID-19 and other public health concerns. * Participates in other regional and state meetings, as requested. * Supports OLRH team with office administrative, procurement and hiring tasks, as needed. _Required Qualifications:_ * Exceptional organizational skills, including time management skills, ability to meet deadlines and the ability to maintain accurate records for tracking and reporting. * Ability to maintain accurate records, and to prepare and use charts, graphs and tables. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Understanding of, or experience working in, public health and/or Boards of Health, preferred. * Experience supporting operations and administration; contract oversight and compliance; organizational development and quality improvement. * Experience developing, reviewing and interpreting documents such as workplans, grant proposals, contracts, and financial reports. * Pro-active, well-organized and able to use independent judgment in prioritizing requests and activities. * Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook. * General understanding of and commitment to health equity, including racial equity, and addressing the social determinants of health. * Commitment to working in a dynamic, diverse and rapidly-evolving work environment. /_About the Department of Public Health:_/ The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities. DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages, and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems. More information can be found at: MA Department of Public Health. /_Total Compensation:_/ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve- but its’ more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program /_Pre-Hire Process:_/ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure, and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the-required experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.* III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Operations Coordinator, Office of Local & Regional Health Location: Massachusetts-Marlborough - 67 Forest Street Requisition ID: 210005S3