State of New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services Division of Personnel State House Annex 25 Capitol Street Concord, New Hampshire 03301 LINDA M. HODGDON KAREN D. HUTCHINS COMMISSIONER DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL (603) 271-3201 (603) 271-3262 WELLNESS PROGRAM SPECIALIST (Program Specialist IV) NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Risk Management Unit $44,752.50 - $53,137.50 #43387 SCOPE OF WORK: The primary responsibility of this position is to organize and implement wellness offerings for state employees and retirees that are fully integrated with the state health benefit plans. This position works with the Administrator of Risk and Benefits, the designated staff from the Division of Personnel and such other designated staff, as well as the HBAC Wellness Workgroup to develop and manage a comprehensive statewide employee and retiree health promotion and wellness program, through the deployment of state government resources and procured services. ACCOUNTABILITIES: Wellness Program Administration: Direct and perform organizational and implementation activities necessary to provide a statewide employee and retiree health promotion and wellness program. Provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation; recommend and implement changes and improvements. Identify and develop strategies to ensure that health promotion and wellness programming is effectively delivered in the most cost- efficient manner and consistent with an organizational vision. Research, develop and coordinate the delivery of high quality health promotion programs and seminars which effectively target and address the health and lifestyle risks of the employee and retiree population in coordination with the Health Benefits Advisory Committee Wellness Workgroup. Collaborate in the development of communication strategies and vehicles to aggressively promote health promotion programs and activities and maximize employee participation. Work collaboratively with the Administrator of Risk and Benefits, designated staff from the Division of Personnel and the entire DAS health benefits team, to integrate wellness and health promotion into plan design, cost containment, employee outreach and related health benefit plan activities and efforts. As part of a team, identify and evaluate potential vendors to provide all or some health promotion and wellness offerings, including but not limited to fitness assessments, preventive services, health and lifestyle improvement classes and health screening services. Monitor the performance of external service vendors in accordance with pre-determined service levels and standards. Provide on-site assistance and training to state agency Wellness Coordinators throughout state government, and organize and facilitate Wellness Workgroup meetings. Develop new pages, enhanced concepts and general content for, and maintain the content currency of, the state wellness website. Fax (603) 271-1422 - TDD Access Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 – www.admin.state.nh.us/hr Stay current with health promotion and education topics, attend trainings and disseminate appropriate information through the training of wellness coordinators; prepare reports as needed using criteria identified in Wellness Program Plan; and maintain physical and electronic records on wellness program activities. Monitor health promotion program activity and expenses with an emphasis on cost management; provide input to the Administrator of Risk & Benefits on bi-annual budget requests, and coordinate production of annual State Employee Health Promotion and Wellness Program annual report. Oversee activities of medical administrator’s designated wellness staff to ensure all activities are aligned with Wellness Program goals. Other: Work as needed on the additional projects for the Health Benefit Program. Satisfactorily complete any additional function or assignment made by the individual’s supervisor. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major in Business, Public or Healthcare Administration, Health Education or other related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. Experience: Five years’ professional experience in employee benefits, health education or the health insurance field, preferably with responsibility for direct service delivery and program planning, and with responsibilities in program research, monitoring, and evaluation. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education. License/Certification: Eligibility for driver’s license required Special Requirements: For appointment consideration, Program Specialist IV applicants must successfully participate in a structured interview measuring possession of knowledge, skills and abilities identified as necessary for satisfactory job performance by this class specification. The structured interview is developed and administered, according to Division of Personnel guidelines, by representatives of the state agency in which the vacancy exists. For further information regarding this position, please contact Monica Ciolfi, Administrator Risk and Benefits (603) 271-2059. HOW TO APPLY: An official application for employment may be obtained from and returned to New Hampshire Division of Personnel, 25 Capitol Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301 (603) 271-3261 or 3262, firstname.lastname@example.org and is available on the Internet at www.admin.state.nh.us/hr.
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