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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR of PREPAREDNESS

  • 510143
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES

COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

DIVISION OF PREPAREDNESS

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

Job Location:

Address:  ​150 N. 18th Ave., Suite 500
     Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $148,499 

Grade: E4

Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Preparedness Team !

Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

What You'll Do:

- The Assistant Director of Preparedness reports directly to the Public Health Services Deputy Director. You will be responsible for directing the overall planning, development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the programs for the following Bureaus: Epidemiology and Disease Control Services, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Medical Services, and the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory.

- You'll be accountable for the effective and efficient administration of the Division's programs with an annual budget of approximately $114 million, comprised of 376 funding sources (federal, state, and other) and 250 FTE. Budget oversight is subject to change based on emerging diseases and focused grants to address the need.

- Additionally, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of Department policy and goals within the Division, representation of the Department at meetings with health officials from the federal government, other states, counties, and tribes, and community partnerships.

This position fills a leadership role within the Public Health Emergency Operations Center to provide policy guidance during real-world and exercise events.

Job Duties:

-Directing the overall planning, development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the programs for Public Health Preparedness.
-Accountable for the effective and efficient administration of Public Health Preparedness budgets.
-Responsible for the development and implementation of Department policy and goals within the Division.
-Responsible for representation of the Department at meetings with health officials from the federal government, other states, and local counties.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Public health principles and practices, program planning implementation and evaluation, research, principles of administration, and organizational behavior.
- Federal, state, and local legislation and regulations relating to public health quality assurance methodologies, principles of budgeting, and accounting.
- Essential Emergency Medical Services, Epidemiology and Disease Control, Public Health Statistics, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, and the Arizona Public Health Laboratory.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Assimilate a broad spectrum of information to conceptualize relevant program management elements.
- Using a problem-solving approach to decision-making while considering the impact of alternative solutions.
- Effective oral and written communications.
- Using group process to achieve desired outcomes.
- Interpersonal relationships.

Ability to:
- Work well in a team-oriented management capacity.
- Effectively communicate in individual and group settings.
- Understand roles and relationships at the federal, state, and local levels of government.
- Market public health programs to decision-makers.
- Plan and organize work, implement plans and execute decisions.
- To negotiate to achieve common goals and objectives.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university and seven years of professional level work experience in public health services, five of those years will be working in progressive operational management experience in public health, system evaluation, and/or supervising individuals and teams at various levels within a large public health program.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).

Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page.

Retirement:

To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will contribute to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.