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  • 506488
  • 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: $65,000.00 

Grade: 23


Job Summary:


A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Chronic Disease and Population 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:

This position works under the general direction of the Office Chief for Chronic Disease & Population Health. The Cancer Program Administrator position is responsible for providing both long-range vision and leadership for the day-to-day operations and activities for the Cancer Program. This includes strategic planning, development, and evaluation while ensuring successful program outcomes in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

This position also develops and monitors budgets and expenditures, manages and leads the reporting of all related grants and/or contracts. Guides strategic planning, technical assistance, training, health communications with partners, stakeholders, and program staff, to identify opportunities for integration and collaboration; develop critical relationships with internal and external partners, including community-based organizations, coalitions, county health departments, tribal nations, and community health centers.

The Cancer Program Administrator ensures the accomplishment of the agency’s division’s and bureau’s and Office of Chronic Disease & Population health vision, mission, goals, and objectives, and ensures successful outcomes for the Well Woman HealthCheck Program (WWHP) and support and partnership for the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCC). In the absence of the Office Chief, this position will have the authority to make program decisions.

Job Duties:

- Management of the Cancer Prevention & Control Program, hiring and training of staff, supervision of staff, writing of performance evaluations and requests for spot incentives, recruitment of state and national partners, maximizing of resources, collaborative planning, creation of work plans addressing all deliverables for the WWHP in collaboration with the CCC program.
- Ensures compliance with appropriate state and federal statutes governing program operations. Works with WWHP Program Manager and ADHS procurement to write scopes of work for RFPs and IGAs; attends Offeror’s Conferences.
- Evaluates proposals and makes recommendations for award of contracts and funding; monitors contractors for compliance with contract provisions and coordinates the contract reconciliation process.
- Authorizes payments to contractors; tracks program expenditures; expends 95% of the budget and authorizes contract amendments. Creates program budgets for submission to CDC and other funding organizations, monitors deliverables, and submits work plans and reports to funders.
- Provides WWHP contractors ongoing technical assistance as they improve screening rates and quality of services within their clinics. Continually strives to increase resources available to vulnerable populations in Arizona. Work collaboratively with partners (tribes, TGen, UA Cancer Center) to apply for grant opportunities aligned with Arizona’s prioritized needs.
- Participates in national and state-level boards driving cancer prevention and control. Participate in the planning of the CDC’s annual cancer conference. Build and maintain relationships with national, state, and local cancer leaders to enhance resources available to the program and recruit participation in the Arizona Cancer Coalition and associated workgroups as appropriate.
- Participate as a speaker/planner in national and local conferences. Serve on advisory boards when requested, continually share the great strides made by the CDC’s Cancer Prevention and Control Programs.
- Collaborate with internal and external leaders (Arizona Cancer Coalition) to set cancer priorities for Arizona. Provide ongoing technical assistance and support to Arizona Coalition workgroups. Align work plan WWHP components with the Arizona Health Improvement Plan (AzHIP).
- Participate in cancer coalition workgroup meetings. Report to AzHIP staff on Cancer workplan progress. Participate and provide support for quarterly Arizona Cancer Coalition Steering Committee meetings. Support Coalition Chair to maintain Arizona Cancer Coalition momentum.
- Serve as the convener to address cancer issues across the state. Adjust process, contracts, and deliverables in an ongoing manner, keeping current with the focus of CDC and other funders. Nimbly address problematic issues for the WWHP.
- Use Core Quality Indicator report for WWHP contractor performance monitoring. Address quality issues promptly, when necessary. Work closely with Data Manager, Epidemiologist, WWHP Operations & Program Manager, and Claims Analysts to stay current on issues encountered by the program.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- The principles and practices of public health regarding Cancer Prevention and Control, CDC operations, statutes and agency rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to public health.
- State procurement and contracting procedures.
- Management theory and application including planning, organizing, and directing programs.
- Principles of human resource management; - Principles and practices of administration.
- National, state, and local public health delivery systems.
- Automated data management systems.
- Systems theory and consensus-building models in developing cooperation and coordination among varied disciplines, agencies, and the community at large.
- Operationalization of systems change and evidence-based initiatives in clinics and health plans targeting cancer prevention and control.
- Clinical algorithms for breast and cervical cancer screening and their sources.
- Available data sources and their ability to drive program planning.
- Knowledge of Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Management and leadership.
- Oral and written communication, in interpersonal relations, as applied to contacts with subordinate staff, representatives of other governmental agencies, community organizations, and the public.
- Analyzing and evaluating a variety of data to identify problems and make determinations regarding health promotion and disease prevention.
- Interpreting federal regulations.
- Fiscal management.
- Policy analysis.
- Facilitation of diverse groups at the local and national levels to collaborate on the creation of goals and objectives, program policy and design, grant applications, and reports.

Ability to:
- Get work done through others; appropriately delegate, build consensus.
- Convene and collaborate with leaders from competitive organizations.
- Led said group through collaborative decision-making processes.
- Lead diverse stakeholders through collaborative projects of many types.
- Review policy and operationalize said policy in program action.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and created an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

- Bachelor of Public Health or related field, and at least 5 years experience managing complex programs with multiple funding sources; Master’s degree in Public Health or related field may substitute for 2 years of experience. Academic training and continuing education, classes and internships/fieldwork in public health management, professional experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Driver's License.
- 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.