STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CHIEF, BUREAU OF VITAL RECORDS AND HEALTH STATISTICS
Class Code: 1735-28 Date Established: 10-04-68
Occupational Code: 7-4-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To administer the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics registration and certification activities, plan long-term policies, and develop data collection monitoring methods.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Supervises the registration of all vital records within the state for legal and statistical use.
· Directs the issuance of certified legal copies of vital records in accordance in with state statutes and administrative rules.
· Oversees the automation process and the collection and dissemination of health statistical information for the issuance of reports, and responds to special requests.
· Drafts proposed legislation and testifies as required by the Director on same for the purpose of statistical collection, protection of confidentiality, and improving the vital records registration system.
· Oversees federal contracts to ensure compliance and timely delivery of services.
· Supervises the Bureau Budget Preparation, governor and council submissions, personnel matters, and bureau staff.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires delegating supervisory or program responsibilities to subordinate managers, with overall accountability for hiring employees and approving program policies. The supervisor in this position assumes responsibility for an organizational unit, including developing long-range plans, analyzing staffing requirements, and formulating systemwide policies and procedures.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Possession of a Master's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in mathematics, statistics, economics, public health administration, public administration, business administration, accounting, or management. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Five years' experience in public health or a related health field, including experience in business administration, program administration, statistics, research, or information systems, one year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: Eligibility to hold a valid New Hampshire driver's license and/or access to transportation for statewide travel.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of procedures utilized in the collection, compilation, analysis and interpretation of vital statistics, data, including those reported on birth, death, marriage, divorce and other health records. Knowledge of organization and operation of the vital records system including records management. Knowledge of the objectives and principles of public health including a working knowledge of current local, state and federal health programs. Demonstrated competence in statistical theory and methodology, including sampling, demographic and biostatistic principles and methods of health research. Knowledge of systems analysis and electronic data processing methods and procedures. Ability to work with professional and technical personnel in planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating service programs in public health. Ability to prepare statistical and narrative reports. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02