Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Unit Supervisor

The CYSHCN Unit Supervisor is responsible for directing and supervising the staff of the Unit which include the program areas of newborn screening, birth defects surveillance and prevention, and children and youth with special health care needs and is responsible for guiding the completion of requirements and formulating recommended decisions in these various program areas. This position embraces the mission, vision, and values of DPH and utilizes the strategic plan to guide staff and to make programming decisions.

Salary Information

The starting salary is between $32.00-$40.00 per hour (approximately $66,560-$83,200 annually), depending on education and experience, plus excellent benefits. The pay schedule and range is 81/03. A 12 month probationary period is required. Pay for current or former employees is set based on the rules that apply to compensation for the applicable transaction.

Job Details

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.

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 in a supervisory role performing duties such as leading a multidisciplinary team, managing workloads, hiring staff, disciplining staff, training, etc.
  • Experience working with public health programs performing duties such as strategic planning; budgeting; developing/implementing work plans; monitoring results; providing technical assistance; etc.
  • Experience addressing health disparities, health equity, social determinants of health, cultural competence, and/or intersectionality.

Well-qualified applicants will also have one or more of the following:

  • Experience with public health programs focusing on children and youth with special health care needs, newborn screening, and/or birth defects.
  • Experience with fiscal managment such as developing and managing program budgets.
  • Experience implementing evidence-based strategies.

For tips on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here. Please note, the letter of qualifications is limited to 2 pages.

How To Apply

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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.

Questions can be directed to Jacqueline Strook at

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.

If viewing through an external site, please apply directly at Wisc.Jobs.

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply is Monday, June 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

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