This position reports directly to the Community & Healthcare Preparedness Section Chief. This position will develop, implement, and manage processes to ensure statewide compliance with grant guidelines and ADHS deliverables. The person will facilitate regional and statewide planning by collaborating with the county health departments and participating tribal health departments to achieve grant objectives that enhance public health emergency preparedness within Arizona. The position will work closely with the Internal agencies and external partners to complete work plan activities that align with annually created budgets. This position requires extensive knowledge of emergency preparedness, public health, risk assessment, risk communication, and response planning.
-Provide guidance and oversight of annual budgets for all participating agencies, and accomplish quarterly financial reviews ensuring compliance with federal grant guidelines. Compile and validate annual and semiannual reports for submission to the federal government in direct support of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant.
-Develop and maintain strong working relationships with county health departments. Collaborate with county partners on preparedness planning and activities that enhance public health emergency preparedness at the state, local, and tribal levels.
-Provide technical assistance on grant deliverables, participate in scheduled meetings, and monitor required documentation. Directly support state and local health In the Health Emergency Operation Center during exercises and real-time events when operations are
-Participate in creating and managing documents identifying contractual requirements for all participating grant partners, ensuring overall grant accomplishments are tracked and accomplished during the program year. Ensure efficient and effective communication with internal and external bureau partners regarding grant requirements, performance measures, and reporting guidelines.
- The role and functions of the Arizona Department of Health Services, local health, Indian Health Services, tribal government health departments, county emergency management, fire departments, Arizona Homeland Security, Arizona Division of Emergency Management, and other states and federal agencies;
- Grant application processes, as well as administration and reporting on grant deliverables;
- The budgeting process, as well as the planning processes needed for public health.
- Knowledge of Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies
- Organizational skills to effectively coordinate internal and external activities;
-Interpersonal skills are required for the employee to have effective interaction with tribes, hospitals, counties, and federal partners;
- Analyzing and evaluating a wide variety of technical data; computers;
- Teaching skills are beneficial to conveying new grant requirements and the many details involved with grant administration.
-Travel in-state to participate in various meetings, working groups, conferences, and other related events;
- Communicate expectations and give guidance to others;
- Manage and collaborate on work plan activities for grant reporting;
- Assist in the prioritization of activities, scheduling of events, and providing excellent customer service to others from various external agencies and with a diverse cultural background.
- Public speaking abilities are needed to effectively communicate with large groups;
- 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.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field with 2 years of work experience in project or program development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation. Preference is given to applicants with Public Health experience.
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.
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.