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Social Services Medical Administration Manager

Social Services Medical Administration Manager

Recruitment #220623-2491FP-001
Location Hartford, CT
Date Opened 8/4/2022 12:00:00 AM
Salary $112,266- $151,749 annually
Job Type Open to the Public
Close Date8/11/2022 11:59:00 PM


The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS) is recruiting for a Social Services Medical Administration Manager in the Integrated Care in the Behavioral Health Unit for the Division of Health Services, located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, hybrid opportunity. The schedule is Monday through Friday and the first shift hours are 8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM.

This role will supervise a clinical team to manage the behavioral health Medicaid system (children and adults); collaborate with several other state agencies; represent the Department at public meetings; and collaborate with other divisions to manage existing behavioral health services in order to implement new behavioral health services. 

Our ideal candidate will possess a clinical licensure in a behavioral health field, have experience working with the Medicaid healthcare policy and have excellent public presentation skills.

We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

We hope you take this opportunity to further your career!


The Department of Social Services participates in the E-Verify system, which is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

To apply:
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

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At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

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In the Department of Social Services and Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for managing the policy development and/or program implementation of agency health service programs provided through Medicaid.


Manages the staff and operations of a Medical Administration Operations, Policy Section or Waiver Policy and Enrollment Division; implements policies and/or programs for health care services; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; coordinates research, data analysis and program planning efforts; monitors, analyzes and evaluates policies and/or programs to determine cost-effectiveness and quality of service; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in budget preparation; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the agency who might impact on program activities; act as agency contact with and represents the agency before hospitals, medical care providers, Federal and other State agencies, other operating units, agencies and outside officials; maintains liaison with federal and state agencies administering the Title XVIII and XIX programs; may implement and monitor contracts with providers of medical services in the community; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of policy, regulations and laws applicable to medical care administration; considerable knowledge of public health programs and administration; considerable knowledge of federal and state medical care programs; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills. 


Nine (9) years of experience in the health services field involving the administration, planning or coordination of health care programs.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a managerial, supervisory or consultative capacity with programmatic and administrative responsibility for a statewide health care program. Note: DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Health Program Supervisor, Pharmacy Consultant, Planning Specialist, Public Assistance Consultant or Supervising Nurse Consultant. DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Developmental Services Program Manager or Developmental Services Supervisor of Case Management.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
  • Managing behavioral health services
  • Managing contracts in of at least $5 million annually
  • Managing non-clinical and clinical staff
  • Public speaking/presentation skills


The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.