Salary Group B35

Class No. 1645



Performs highly advanced (senior-level) policy administration and managerial work for the Health and Human Services Commission.  Work involves serving as the principal advisor and assistant to the Executive Commissioner on health policy and health-related activities of the health and human services system.  Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Provides counsel and advice to the Executive Commissioner regarding health policy and health-related activities of the health and human services system.

Oversees public health services.

Provides counsel and advice to other health and human services executives and management.

Provides information and advice to state agencies and the general public regarding agency activities and responsibilities.

Provides counsel and advice to members of the Legislature upon request.

Participates in the planning of strategic initiatives and development of policies.

Participates in the legislative process, conferring with the Executive Commissioner to determine health and human services policy and legislative priorities.

Represents the agency at business meetings, hearings, trials, legislative sessions, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, and committees.

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in business, health services, policy administration, managerial, and medical work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business, health, public administration, law, medicine, social work, or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, rules, and regulations related to health services; of principles and practices of public administration; and of state government.

Ability to direct and organize program activities; to establish program goals and objectives; to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May be required to be registered, certified, or licensed in a specialty area.

State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17