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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.

Ending the Epidemics Program Manager


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Posting Details:

Salary: $82,500 

Grade: 24

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Job Summary:

The Ending the Epidemics Program Manager serves as the head of the Ending the Epidemics epidemiology program unit within the Office of HIV & Hepatitis C Services and is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the program and assigned personnel. As Management Senior Scientist/Epidemiologist, they perform supervisory and advanced professional analytical work in the surveillance, detection, and prevention of diseases and injuries. Oversees and conducts advanced-level professional epidemiologic work. Supervises and directs the work activities of subordinate staff involved in epidemiological investigations; develops disease identification, surveillance and control systems; maintains ongoing disease reporting systems; provides technical advice and assistance to local health departments, healthcare partners and the public. Reviews and conducts literature reviews and data analyses. Develops and evaluates methods of training for health care providers and staff. Reviews work products or achievements of subordinate workers; evaluates work and formulates plans for improvements. Formulates policies, and procedures. Develops and provides scientific and clinical advice and technical assistance to communities and outside partners with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and evaluation. Participates in after-hours activities including partner meetings, investigation, outbreak, and emergency response as needed. Participates in writing grants and other funding proposals. The employee will be expected to make independent decisions and judgments based on their professional education, programmatic experience, and training; this position maintains and shares information and data of a very confidential nature. This position manages the programmatic, clinical quality management, and epidemiology activities of the Ending the Epidemics Program in the Office of HIV & Hepatitis C Services. Under the oversight of the Office Chief, the Ending the Epidemics Program Manager is responsible for the Ending HIV Epidemic Plan, the Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan, the Hepatitis C Elimination Plan, the Academic Detailing Program, HIV and Hepatitis C Workforce Development and Training, and special epidemiological projects in HIV and Hepatitis C. This position is responsible for oversight and monitoring of all HIV and Hepatitis C planning, workforce development, and special epidemiology project contracts, including initiating, implementing, monitoring, and tracking all contracts. The Ending the Epidemics Program Manager is responsible for maintaining relationships with community members, partners, community stakeholders, and other State agencies. Other duties include monitoring budgets/expenditures of sub recipients, including documentation submission review and annual site visits; initiating budget and other fiscal transactions and adjustments; and ensuring compliance with applicable policies and procedures related to fiscal activities, state and federal.

Job Duties:

- Oversee, manage, and supervise the work of epidemiologists and associated staff conducting health surveillance and investigations. Plans, assigns, schedules, prioritizes, directs, and coordinates the work of assigned epidemiologists, research analysts, and other staff.
- Plans, directs, oversees, and manages epidemiologic studies and/or urgent outbreak investigations. Leads the development and conduct of epidemiologic studies for program planning.
- Oversees the design and use of databases and the design and management of surveillance systems.
- Develops and evaluates methods of training for health care providers and staff.
- Participates in after-hours activities including partner meetings, investigation, outbreak and emergency response as needed.
- Participates in writing grants and other funding proposals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Considerable independent judgment and
advanced knowledge of applied
epidemiology for public health practice.
- Managerial techniques and personnel
policies and procedures.
- Contemporary principles and practices of
- Principles and practices applicable to the
control and prevention of diseases.
- Methods, procedures and techniques used
in developing, implementing, and maintaining
disease surveillance and control programs.
- Contemporary medical methods and
practices used in the control of a variety of
- Program planning and fiscal monitoring
practices and procedures.
- Performance Management (PM), and
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and
Lean methodologies.

Skills in:
- Working management and work leadership.
- Oral and written communication.
- Interpersonal relations, as applied to
contracts with representatives of other
governmental and private organizations,
physicians, and the public.
- Conducting scientific studies and
investigations required to identify and isolate
various diseases.
- Supervision, program planning and
administration, contract/budget monitoring,
and grant writing.
- Public health surveillance, computerized
database management, data analysis,
program evaluation, literature search,
effective verbal and written communication,
and interpersonal skills.

Ability to:
- 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

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in a related field and 3 years of budgetary or contract exp. with skills in budgets, purchasing, procurement, accounting, and contract oversight svcs. Master's degree in business or public admin. may substitute for 1-year exp. Preference is given to candidates with knowledge of fed. regs. governing Ryan White programs and experience managing finances of Ryan White funded programs.

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 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.


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.