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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: $66,000.00 

Grade: 22


Job Summary:

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

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

Why work for ADHS? A great benefit of working for the State of Arizona is a fantastic work/life balance. State employees enjoy challenging work, popular remote work options, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, and career growth opportunities.

What You'll Do:

The AZ Health Zone SNAP-Ed program is looking for an effective supervisor, leader, and collaborator, who is knowledgeable about public health systems, and demonstrates an understanding of health equity and trauma informed principles. The Community Programs Manager provides leadership and direction for staff within Active Living, Early Care and Education, Food Systems, and School System focus areas and must be able to connect focus area work with state and agency initiatives. This position will work with state and local stakeholders on consistent communication and implementation of trauma informed and community engagement practices. A strong candidate will understand Arizona's nutrition and physical activity landscape, community resources, assets, and be able to provide guidance and programming with a health equity lens.

Facilitation and training skills are needed for meetings and engagement of program staff and local agency contractors. This position must be able to align program efforts with the State Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC), Hunger Advisory Council and other nutrition and physical activity systems initiatives. This position is instrumental in collaborative efforts of implementation and projects with other state agencies and non profits including but not limited to the Summer Food Service Program, Federal Nutrition Program Updates, and SNAP Collaboration (SNAP Outreach, SNAP E&T, SNAP Benefits, and SNAP-Ed) efforts. This position also represents the AZ Health Zone, Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity and ADHS at professional meetings, community events, health coalitions, and among private industry.

This position will contribute to writing reports/state plans, including the performance indicator selection. This position will assist in creating and managing program performance indicators and ensure programming efforts align with community engagement and trauma informed principles. This will include but not be limited to conducting trainings and providing technical assistance to state staff and local AZ Health Zone program contractors.

This position is required to perform work at/attend meetings at alternate locations and/or travel when necessary.

Job Duties:

- Manages and mentors AZ Health Zone state team specialists on policy, system, and environmental projects, community engagement practices, and trauma informed approaches. Provides guidance on goals, implementation and timelines and coordinates community programs and trains the specialist positions and local agencies.
- Provide leadership in the planning, development, and coordination/implementation of community engagement and trauma informed practices in regards to program implementation, training, policies and procedures, at the state and local agencies. Assists writing the state plan and leads identification and collection of data on key performance indicators for the program.
- Aligns and represents community program efforts with the State Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC), Hunger Advisory Council and other nutrition and physical activity systems initiatives including but not limited to the Summer Food Service Program, Federal Nutrition Program Updates, and SNAP Collaboration.
- Assist with the management of all personnel actions. Create standardized policies and procedures to provide direction and training to staff. Builds quality improvement initiatives and metrics to ensure efficiency. Ensures bureau employee time entry forms are entered and approved in a timely manner biweekly.
- Attends management meetings and provide guidance for Bureau strategic initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Evidence-based strategies and best practices for direct education, policy, system and environmental changes, and message development.
- Public health systems in regards to nutrition and physical activity.
- USDA grants policies and procedures.
- Effective community engagement strategies.
- Community programs, asset mapping and the spectrum of participation.
- Trauma informed approaches.
- Policies, data management, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and technical report writing.
- Project planning and management.
- Creating goals, SMAART objectives, and strategies to assist with development of a population based state plan.
- Federal and state rules and regulations to ensure program compliance.
- Broad knowledge of importance of nutrition and physical activity in health and wellbeing.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skills in:
- Writing, public speaking, and MS Office.
- Problem-solving, organization, analysis, strategic thinking, negotiation, and sound judgment.
- Planning and executing projects and programs.
- Personnel management and leadership of projects that impact systems level work.
- Prioritizing project tasks.
- Report preparation and record keeping.
- Provide effective guidance in the areas of personnel management and performance evaluation.

Ability to:
- Communicate and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
- Motivate and encourage various partners and personnel.
- Prioritize and work with minimal supervision.
- Travel to various locations for meetings, presentations, and events.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with local, state, and federal officials, community representatives, and other departmental administrators.
- Organize and coordinate multiple projects on tight 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 public health or related field with 2 years of professional experience related to health programs, program planning and management. Master's degree in a related field may substitute for 1 year of the professional experience. Experience with SNAP-Ed preferred.

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: Health Impact Program (HIP) where you can earn up to $200 annually by participating in our award-winning program of free preventative health screenings (mini-health, mammography, prostate), immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes and physical activities) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling sessions - 12 free per year per issue for each employee and each covered dependent. Available 24/7 for support, resources and information on work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more)
− 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.