The Department of Health Services (DHS) strives to protect and promote the health and safety of all people of Wisconsin through the efforts of a dedicated and diverse workforce. DHS works to ensure access to individuals, families, and communities to achieve positive health outcomes in the areas of abuse prevention, mental health, public health, family care, long-term care, and much more.
The Division of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting for a Program & Policy Analyst – Advanced, also known as a Health Equity Strategist, within the Bureau of Community Health Promotion (BCHP). This is a two-year project-permanent position. Employees hired into project-permanent positions obtain permanent status upon successful completion of a probationary period. Upon conclusion of the project position, the employee will transition to a position in DHS performing similar work as the project position which the employee is deemed eligible for. Project positions are eligible for benefits including health insurance.
Our diversity, equity and inclusion team strives to hire, develop and retain a talented workforce representative of the people of Wisconsin we serve. We are searching for people with diverse backgrounds to join our dynamic and team-oriented environment. We promote professional growth and create a healthy work/life balance and inclusive culture. As an employee of the state of Wisconsin, you'll also have access to an amazing benefits package , including paid time off, low-cost insurance options, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, which is considered among the best in the country! The State of Wisconsin is also a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
This position will report the Madison office at 1 W Wilson Street or to one of DHS’ regional offices listed below depending on the preference of the selected candidate.
Waukesha (141 NW Barstow Street)
Milwaukee (819 N 6th Street)
Green Bay (200 N Jefferson Street)
Eau Claire (610 Gibson Street)
Rhinelander (2187 N Stevens Street)
This position will be expected to work from the office building a minimum of 2 days per week with the opportunity of 3 days remote work as well.
This position is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic framework to promote health equity, organizational equity and disrupt health disparities and inequities within BCHP, as well as more broadly and collectively across the DPH. The Health Equity Strategist is responsible for leading the Bureau’s health equity, anti-racism, and additional efforts to address the many ways in which systemic oppression impacts communities that are socially and economically marginalized. This position functions with a high level of independence and visibility aimed at addressing the root causes of inequities experienced by the people of Wisconsin served by DPH.
The Health Equity Strategist will be responsible for ensuring the consistent and appropriate application of a health equity lens to all Bureau programs and related policies, practices, and procedures, maintaining both an internal and external focus on equity-oriented work within the Bureau. Activities may include developing an internal agency focus on increasing knowledge, appreciation, capacity, and implementation of an equity and justice-focused lens and anti-racism practices by conducting trainings and auditing programs and policies. Other duties may include externally-focused work to develop public health education, policies, or system enhancements that would ensure that the people served by the DPH have equitable access to our programs and services. This position may also serve in a leading role on the state health assessment and state health improvement plan workgroups and related teams to ensure that these processes are informed by Bureau-specific programmatic and equity-oriented goals.
The starting salary is between $30.00 and $36.00 per hour (approximately between $62,400 and $74,880 per year) depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. The pay schedule and range is 07/03. A 12-month probationary period is required. Pay will be set in accordance with the Compensation Plan in effect at the time of appointment.
All applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.
All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. At this time, those who are unvaccinated are subject to weekly COVID-19 testing protocols.
For positions that do allow remote working flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.
Minimally qualified applicants will have all of the following:
Experience analyzing or developing work plans, policies, or program initiatives.
Experience with project or program management (e.g. managing deadlines, monitoring progress, evaluating effectiveness, and recommending program or project improvements, etc.).
Experience providing training, technical assistance, or education to others as it relates to health equity or social determinants of health.
Well-qualified applicants will also have one or more of the following:
Experience coordinating, facilitating, or evaluating training for internal or external stakeholders on topic areas of systemic racism, community engagement, or social determinants of health.
Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating policies related to health equity.
Experience working in state, local, or federal government or for a nonprofit agency supporting government programs.
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You will be required to attach your current resume and letter of qualifications in a Word or PDF compatible format. Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection 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.
Current or former permanent, classified, state employees must complete the online application process to be considered.
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DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.
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Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply is December 6th at 11:59 pm.