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Block Grants Manager (Maternal Child & Preventative Health) ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES OFFICER 3

  • 507348
  • Full-time


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.




Job Location:

Address:  150 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $58,500.00 

Grade: 22


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Bureau of Women's and Children's Health Team!

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

What You'll Do:

- As the Block Grants Manager -   Maternal Child & Preventative Health, you will be responsible for managing two major federal block grants administered by ADHS, the Title V Maternal Child Health Block Grant ($7.4 million) and the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant ($1.8 million), as well as a number of contracts with block grant sub-recipients and contractors.

- The position will implement goals and objectives in grant requirements, manage budgets, monitor contracts, conduct site visits, provide technical assistance, and report on all deliverables. Additionally, you'll be accountable for updating and developing program policies and procedures; developing and maintaining collaborative relationships; and grant writing.

- The position will work with the Bureau Chief of Women's and Children's Health and Office Chief of Assessment and Evaluation to coordinate the Title V MCH Block Grant, including the annual report and application.

- The position will participate in national- and regional-level coordination activities and technical assistance related to the two federal block grants. The position will participate and facilitate meetings and work groups with internal and external stakeholders as well as organize and implement annual summits. The position will provide leadership and serve as the liaison with internal and external maternal and child health (MCH) stakeholders to ensure alignment with statewide efforts.

Job Duties:

- Leads and manages the development and timely submission of annual deliverables for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant and Preventative Health and Health Services Block Grant, including annual reporting and application and coordination of Advisory Committee/public meetings.
- Develops and monitors two budgets, including processes to contract with outside agencies, vendors or providers (i.e., RFGA, RFP); ensure fiscally responsible and cost conscious financial management; prepares contractual agreements.
- Ensures compliance with appropriate state and federal regulations governing program funding; develops and maintains Policy and Procedure manuals, project/program websites.
- Maintains collaborative relationships with internal and external partners to support activities of the grants; addresses and troubleshoots issues as needed; provides technical assistance; and conducts site visits.
- Participates in national, regional, and local level coordination of grant activities; serves as a liaison and meets with internal and external stakeholders; convenes stakeholder work groups.
- Organize and implement annual contractor summits

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Public health and state, county and local health care delivery systems, programs planning and development and resource allocation principles; procurement and contract policies; applicable Federal and State statues.
- Grant application and monitoring practices.
- Program management principles, including outcome assessment.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Problem identification and resolution, decision making, developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with various groups and individuals, data analysis, contract development, strong written and verbal communication, planning and coordination, interpersonal relationships, computer proficiency and group facilitation.
- Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local requirements and regulations.

Ability to:
- Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner.
- Work independently.
- Set priorities and meet critical time deadlines.
- 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):

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public health or related field with at least three years of combined work experience in a relevant field. Preference will be given to candidates with prior public health experience. Master’s degree may substitute for one year of work experience.

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).


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


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution 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.


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.