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This position is in the Department of Health (DC Health), HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA), to serve as the Chief of the Prevention and Harm Reduction Division. The mission of the HAHSTA is to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STDs, and TB, reduce transmission of the diseases through prevention, and provide comprehensive care and treatment to persons with the diseases, so that District residents can live healthier lives. HAHSTA administers the district’s budget for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STDs, and TB programs, provides grants to service providers, assures quality of services delivered, and monitors programs. In addition, HAHSTA is responsible for tracking the incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STDs, and TB in the District of Columbia, for conducting case investigation and partner notification activities, and for disseminating health alert notices to District providers. HAHSTA also operates a free sexual health clinic and TB Control Clinic (the DC Health and Wellness Center or DCHWC) and serves as the administrative agent for the Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) for HIV care, treatment, support services and housing assistance, working in tandem with the area jurisdictions.
The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Officer/Deputy Director of Programs and Policy and is responsible for providing oversight of all programmatic and operational activities of the Prevention and Harm Reduction Division (Prevention), one of five programmatic Bureaus of HAHSTA. Prevention is primarily responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating Syndemic Prevention and Harm Reduction Programs awarded to the District of Columbia.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will oversee the district’s safety net Prevention and Harm Reduction programs, the reporting requirements to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and serves as the subject matter expert related to infectious disease prevention and harm reduction. The incumbent serves as the Bureau Chief and is responsible for performing a wide variety of duties related to development and implementation of program procedures, grant application review and evaluation, negotiations, grant award, post-award monitoring and technical assistance, audit resolution and closeout. The incumbent manages and supervises the overall staff operations of the Prevention and Harm Reduction Division, which is responsible for assisting agencies in managing their grant-funded programs, helping them maximize grant revenues, while minimizing administrative overhead cost. Incumbent designs and monitors the development of tools used to collect, monitor, and evaluate agency program activity from an operational, financial, and staffing perspective in a standardized format. Supervises the assimilation and evaluation of data collected on federally funded programs to identify major operating functions, issues, and problems.
Consults with federal, state, and local governments as well as other professional sources to identify strategies and processes that will be satisfactory in addressing those operational issues and programs that are not being met. Incumbent provides support, training, and operational assistance to staff on policy and strategic planning aspects of Prevention program management. Provides policy guidance and interpretation for program staff through workshops and/or briefings and for the grantee community at training seminars or conferences or in response to inquiries. The incumbent is a member of HAHSTA’s senior leadership team and is expected to work closely with other Division Chiefs. The incumbent will also work with other units of DC Health such as the Health Licensing and Regulations Administration and Surveillance Unit and the Community Health Administration to collaborate and ensure comprehensive population management across the agency and to recommend blended and braided funding as appropriate.
Individuals must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade (14) 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.
Master’s degree or higher-level degree in public health related field strongly preferred.
We are excited in your interest to join DC Health (The District of Columbia Department of Health), a nationally accredited Public Health Department (https://phaboard.org/). DC Health is focused on providing the essential public health services necessary to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities and remove systemic and structural barriers that have resulted in health inequities.
Bring your professional career to Washington, D.C., the most dynamic and diverse city in the country. With its proximity to major museums, world class parks, entertainment, and restaurants, increasing job opportunities and the seat of the federal government, the District of Columbia continues to be ranked in the top 10 of thriving city indicators where you can live, work and play.
Come see where your knowledge, skills and abilities are appreciated, developed, and rewarded as you play a vital role in DC Health achieving its Strategic Priorities:
1) Promote a culture of health and wellness
2) Address the social determinants of health
3) Strengthen public-private partnerships
4) Close the chasm between clinical medicine and public health and
5) Implement data driven and outcome-oriented approaches to program and policy development.