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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Program Manager 2-DHH (Regional Administrator) in Lafayette, Louisiana

Program Manager 2-DHH (Regional Administrator)

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Program Manager 2-DHH (Regional Administrator)


$5,477.00 - $10,740.00 Monthly


Lafayette, LA

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LDH-Office of Public Health

Opening Date


Closing Date

7/30/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

The Louisiana Department of Health is dedicated to fulfilling its mission through direct provision of quality services, the development and stimulation of services of others, and the utilization of available resources in the most effective manner.

LDH serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.

This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health / Office of Public Health / Region 4-BRCO / Lafayette Parish

Announcement Number: OPH/DPT/197015

Cost Center: 3262108004

Position Number(s): 50634924

This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled as a Probationary or Promotional appointment.

No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.


This is a high-level position, which serves as Program Manager 2-DHH/Regional Administrator assisting the Physician V Regional Medical Director in directing the execution of public health programs and all matters impacting the administrative operations of the Office of Public Health (OPH) within Region 4 which consists of7 health units, and l regional office, l Children's Special Health Clinic, and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) contract sites with a table of organization of 72. Region 4 represents Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion Parishes. Directly supervises 5 Office of Public Health personnel consisting of 1 Program Manager 1-B/DHH, Social Worker 6-A and the Immunization Program Supervisor. The responsibilities listed enables this position to direct the various disciplines and units to effectively provide comprehensive public health services within the region.

40% Oversees all day-to-day operations regarding all administrative and programmatic concerns of the Office of Public Health with regional health, social and economic impact at the legislative hearing, local governing body meetings and budget conferences. Provides interfacing between OPH and parish police juries, municipal authorities, community leaders, other agency heads, and area legislators. Evaluates and assesses physical facilicy requirements based on demands for services and officials to provide detailed specifications to architects for space and essential requirements such as clinic flow, labs, pharmacies, etc. Coordinates maintenance of all parish health units with police juries.

30% Develops plans to implement and deliver health services. Sets priorities for service delivery within Region 4 in accordance with agency guidelines, applicable policies, and strategic plans. Directs the execution of all public health programs, monitors and evaluates efficacy, quality, and compliance with state and federal regulations, and takes corrective actions as necessary. Supervises the planning and implementation of regional staff development programs for professional and non-professional staff. Researches, plans, and develops strategies to assess and address community needs. Supervises all program managers within the OPH Region 4 and supervises other regional staff, as deemed appropriate. Conducts periodic staff meetings to discuss operatic n issues, personnel matters, etc. Researches, develops, and implements innovative approaches to the delivery of quality public health services in the region, including collaborations with community partners. Negotiates contracts and memorandums of understanding (MOUs) related to public health activities with providers in the region in consultation with the Regional Medical Director.

Provides leadership and participates in the development or regional health promotion activities and initiatives. Participates in the planning of, and attends, training programs, seminars, workshops, management, and supervisory meetings to keep abreast current trends and changes in public health. Represents the Agency in meetings with community groups, governmental and private officials, etc. Performs other duties as directed and/or approved by the Regional Medical Director. Authorizes travel for regional office and/or health unit staff and approves travel reimbursement requests.

15% Prepares and monitors state budgets for the parish health units and regional office, and develops, reviews, and approves fiscal and administrative matters such as purchasing, leasing fee collection, etc. Approves purchases/expenditures. Oversees interaction of each health unit with respective police juries concerning millage budgets, parish hired employees, and equipment/supply purchases. Recruits and negotiates contracts or (MOUs) with other allied health professionals or entities to provide ancillary preventative health services in parishes via grant or foundation monies. Directs or conducts all human resources activities in the region including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orientation, training, assignment of new Region 4 employees. Assists Regional Medical Director with personnel corrective actions such as counseling, placing staff on supervised work or leave plans, etc.

15% Assist Regional Medical Director with development, planning, make assignments, and directing the execution of actions to stand-up, operate, and stand-down a Medical Special Needs Shelter (MSNS) when the region is activated. May serve as back-up Incident Commander to the Regional Medical Director during the operation of a MSNS, which includes representing OPH and the State Health Officer during emergency conditions that precipitate the implementation of a National Incident Management System within Region 4. In such capacity, interfaces with parish Emergency Operations Director, parish police juries, city government, GOHSEP, law enforcement, National Guard, etc. Develops plans, makes assignments, and directs the execution of Continuity of Operations plans (COOP) for health units and regional office. Oversees Region 4 participation in tabletop operations, limited and full-scale exercises, and other Emergency Preparedness activities within the region.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

A resume upload willNOTpopulate your information into your application. Work experience left off your electronic application or only included in an attached resume is not eligible to receive credit

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Debbie Parris-Thymes



225 342-6477

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Minimum Qualifications


A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in administrative services, economics, public health, public relations, social services, health services, or surveying and/or assessing health or social service programs or facilities for compliance with state and federal regulations.


Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

Graduate training with eighteen semester hours in one or any combination of the following fields will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience: public health; public relations; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; statistics; experimental/applied statistics; business, public, or health administration.

A Juris Doctorate will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A master's degree in public health; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; business, public, or health administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Graduate training with less than a Ph.D. will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

A Ph.D. in public health; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; business, public, or health administration will substitute for two years of the required experience.


Graduate training will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.


Health services include all services dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disease, or the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health for sick or injured individuals.

Examples of public health jobs include sanitarian, public health engineer and public health epidemiologist.


Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To manage medium size and moderately complex statewide program(s).

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Administrative direction from a higher-level administrator/executive.

Supervision Exercised:

Supervision over lower-level positions in accordance with the Civil Service Allocation Criteria Memo.

Location of Work:

Department of Health and Hospitals and other social service entities as established by an approved DSCS Allocation Criteria Memorandum.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Program Manager 1-A--DHH and Program Manager 1--B-DHH by the presence of responsibility for administering medium size or moderately complex statewide program(s) and supervision exercised.

Differs from Program Manager 3--DHH by the absence of responsibility for administering large size and highly complex statewide program(s) and supervision exercised.

Examples of Work

Plans, prepares and implements strategic long and short-term goals and objectives of the statewide program(s).

Oversees statewide program compliance with state/federal laws and regulations.

Organizes, schedules and coordinates all statewide monitoring and surveillance procedures; evaluates preparedness and response efforts of staff.

Directs the agency's operational planning, strategic planning, performance reporting and grants coordination.

Directs the policy development and issuance functions of the agency. Oversees the legislation coordination and rulemaking functions of the agency.

Directs, implements, and manages a system of health and program related data and performance indicators that provide information for assessment of services provided.

Directs programmatic evaluations of department programs and the administrative functions of the unit.

Prepares grants; develops the financial criteria of those grants; and, reports to those grant funding sources.

Plans the implementation of new or changed statewide treatment service initiatives. Collaborates with those organizational units and clients impacted by the new or changed statewide initiatives.

Directs the development and drafting of the department's legislative package for each legislative session. Monitors the implementation of all legislation passed requiring action by the department.

Directs the development and implementation of the quality management system such as appropriate quality of care standards, outcomes measures, systematic monitoring and evaluation procedures, mechanisms for problem identification, and resolution/follow-up for the department's programs/ offices.

Represents the Secretary on numerous boards, commissions, and task forces.

Represents agency and program(s) on task forces, commissions, and national/regional/state/local committees

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at

Parental Leave– Up to six weeks paid parental leave

More information can be found at

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others


State of Louisiana


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Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462



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