Family Planning Section Supervisor - Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services


CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 13260

POSTED: November 8, 2018


The Section Supervisor oversees the Title X Family Planning Program, which provides reproductive health and related preventive services in various setting throughout the State. This position serves as a Section Supervisor and is responsible for, 1) program development; 2) program operations; and 3) staff supervision.           

Major Duties or Responsibilities:

Program Development

  • Coordinates and conducts strategic planning to develop and establish plans that are aligned with the broader bureau and division goals and objectives.
  • Establishes section goals, objectives and work plans to guide program and grant administration.
  • Develops, writes and implements section and program policies, rules and regulations related to program/service delivery improvement including changes to administrative rules, and interpreting state and federal regulations.
  • Evaluate the impact of programs on public health improvement/disease prevention efforts and determine areas for improvement.
  • Ensure coordination with local and tribal health agencies, local health officials, and health professionals to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Conduct research and analysis to evaluate information on successful program policies and procedures regarding program/service delivery improvement.
  • Write grant applications to seek additional program funding through federal and other sources.

Program Operations

  • Provide direction and oversight in the development, implementation and evaluation of program activities and interventions with public health.
  • Oversee technical assistance and give direction to stakeholders in the development of systems and processes that will support public health service delivery at the local level.
  • Administer section budget, policies, grants, contracts, information systems and related systems and activities to ensure efficient program operations, compliance with statutory responsibilities, related laws, and compliance with state, federal and national standards.
  • Develop program budgets by reviewing allocations, recommendations from subordinates, project plans and objectives, and expenditures.
  • Develops and writes technical reports.

Staff Supervision

  • Provides supervision to ensure decisions and actions are aligned with policies, laws, and best practices.
  • Evaluates the performance of all positions directly supervised by completing performance evaluations and providing corrective actions and discipline.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors):

Required for the first day of work:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of public health program administration, research methodology and disease prevention and control.
  • Knowledge of state and federal funding requirements, and grant, contract, and budget management.
  • Knowledge of public health program planning, development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of personnel management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, including using spreadsheets, word processing, database, email, internet and other computer programs.

Required Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, behavioral/social sciences or a closely related field.
  • Three years’ experience supervising three or more employees
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience that includes program planning and administration.
  • Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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