New job Health Information Technology Officer (Executive Assistant 2) in Connecticut

Health Information Technology Officer (Executive Assistant 2)

Company : State of Connecticut - Office of Health Strategy
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Connecticut

Full Description

Are you looking to serve your state by performing meaningful and rewarding work? Would you like to provide leadership to the State of Connecticut's Office of Health Strategy in managing the health information technology initiatives? If so, we have the position for you!

The State of Connecticut, Office of Health Strategy (OHS) is currently seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Health Information Technology Officer (HITO). This selected candidate will be appointed as an Executive Assistant 2 in an unclassified state position.

The OHS is a state agency, based in Hartford, within the executive branch of Connecticut state government, under the leadership of the governor. Our mission is to implement comprehensive, data-driven strategies that promote equal access to high-quality health care, control costs, and ensure better health outcomes for all Connecticut residents. We develop health policy that improves health outcomes and limits health care cost growth across all sectors, whether private or public, including hospitals, physicians and clinical services and prescription drugs.

The successful candidate will be a highly experienced project manager overseeing initiatives that include health information technology infrastructure and analysis. The candidate will also have experience with state and federal government programs, particularly in Connecticut, and with budgets over a million dollars.

Additionally, the HITO will perform duties designated by the Executive Director in:

  • Leading and managing health information technology initiatives to advance the strategic goals of the agency;
  • Overseeing committees and commissions focused on health IT matters;
  • Serving as the liaison and overseeing the contractual activities of the statewide Health Information Exchange as described in CGS 17b-59d;
  • Developing uniform health information and data standards in accordance with CGS 17b-59a;
  • Collaborating with other state officials to implement a state health information plan; and
  • Participating in the legislative processes as required in pursuit of OHS objectives.

The work schedule for this position is typically 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday. It is located at 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut.

We offer comprehensive benefits such as:

Industry leading healthcare plan, including medical and dental coverage;

Pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;

Paid time off;

Professional growth and development opportunities; and

A healthy work-life balance to all employees!

In accordance with sections 5-198 (10) of the Connecticut General Statutes, as qualified by Public Act 13-247 which states "Executive Assistants to each state elective officer and each department head, as defined in section 4-5, provided (A) each position of executive assistant shall have been created in accordance with section 5-214, and (B) in no event shall the Commissioner of Administrative Services or the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management approve more than four executive assistants for a department head."

Please Note - This is the reposting of an opportunity for Health Information Technology Officer/Executive Assistant 2. Candidates that previously applied to Recruitment #210408-3505EX-001 will need to apply to this new posting in order to be considered.

Selection Plan

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

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

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

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at


Acts as an executive assistant to a state elective officer or department head as defined in Section 4-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes and performs such duties as are assigned.


Our preferred candidate will possess:

At least five (5) years of experience overseeing projects that include health information technology infrastructure and analysis.

Experience performing and overseeing healthcare data analytics.

Experience with state and federal government programs that include multiple stakeholders in both public and private sectors.

Experience in project management.

Experience supervising a diverse team of professionals including consultants and other vendors.

Experience in financial management with budgets of $1 million or more.

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