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Budget Section Chief - Career Executive

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Dane, WI

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH) is currently recruiting to fill a Health Services Management Supervisor position within the Bureau of Operations (BOO) in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about DPH, visit our website at .

Benefits include a top rated health plan and the ability to participate in one of the best retirement plans offered in public service. We offer a team-orientated atmosphere and a focus on work-life balance. Additional benefits include paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick and personal time), and multiple insurance options. For more information about insurance, visit: .

DHS is located on West Wilson Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the state capitol, the Madison Metro route and the Capital City bike path. In addition, there are plenty of nearby restaurants and shopping venues. For more information about DHS, visit our website at . Come see why DHS is such a great place to work!

Please reference General Information about Jobs in WI State Government .

Position Summary :

The Section Chief is responsible for the overall management of the section including the direction, supervision, development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of complex section programs and oversees the administration of federal and state grants.

The complex functions of the section include:

Integration of program policies.

Oversight of federal grant applications for funding.

Involvement in the biennial budget planning and implementation process.

Development and oversight of standards and guidelines related to fiscal topic areas.

Development, implementation and evaluation of program practices and policies.

The Section Chief is responsible for the overall direction and supervision of all personnel, fiscal, procurement, and other management activities such as recommending hiring, orienting new employees, counseling/coaching employees on performance, and disciplining as necessary. The incumbent promotes, coordinates, and maintains contacts and relationships with other sections, bureaus, and external partners as well as local, regional, other state and federal government agencies.

The Section Chief is responsible for holding the section accountable to Bureau-level and Division-level strategic planning; the promotion and support of accreditation; the promotion and support of Healthy Wisconsin; and to hold employees accountable for understanding and living the mission, vision, and values of the Division of Public Health. The Section Chief is responsible for leading and coordinating a communications plan for the section, which includes but is not limited to the dissemination of materials and information to internal and external partners, utilizing Department and Division policy.

Special Notes :

Due to the nature of this position, all applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

Qualifications :

Minimally qualified candidates will have:

Experience managing, supervising, or leading employees such as overseeing subordinate staff, addressing workload, setting and evaluating performance expectations, hiring, etc.

Experience with program development, management, and/or evaluation.

Experience with the preparation and submission of federal reports, grant applications, and/or contracts.

Experience leading with a shared vision.

Experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, employees, internal and external customers.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

In addition, well-qualified candidates will have:

Experience providing fiscal oversight through the monitoring of budget and expenditures and/or establishing systems, policies, and procedures to oversee financial operations.

Experience developing and implementing strategic plans.

Experience establishing priorities.

How To Apply :

To apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume and cover letter (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Your resume is a very important part of your application at DHS and is used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to this job. For suggestions on what to include when developing your resume and cover letter, please click here .

Candidates that are deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Current state employees with Career Executive status or reinstatement eligibility to Career Executive status must apply by emailing a resume & letter of interest to

Please note:

Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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Beginning in January 2014, all Wisconsin residents will have access to affordable health insurance. Some individuals and families will get health care through Wisconsin's public health care program, BadgerCare Plus, while others will purchase it through the private market, their employer, or through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.

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