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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 Pilot 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.


Division of Prevention

Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $58,000 

Grade: 22

Job Summary:

This position will serve as the department's designated subject matter expert/specialist to inform and educate policymakers, administrators, and the public about the importance of prevention, diagnosis, and management of heart disease and stroke, and will manage the activities and projects of the Heart Disease and Stroke Program. This position reflects the duties that are required to interact with chronic disease, and heart disease and stroke community partners, stakeholders, national support partners (i. e. American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, American Diabetes Association, Alzheimer's Association, etc), and outside agencies; in addition to the bureau, division and senior management within ADHS. This position is also required to maintain a direct confidential working relationship with the chronic disease office chief and bureau chief. This position is responsible for fostering collaboration, which will produce innovative and cutting-edge approaches to chronic disease, and heart disease and stroke prevention and control efforts, including engaging pharmacists on chronic disease management throughout the state. The position will be responsible for addressing the common communication elements of chronic disease, heart disease and stroke, and primary risk factor categories from a comprehensive and integrated perspective. This position will be enforcing policies and procedures within the bureau as well as the department. This position works with county & community partners, in addition to stakeholders on chronic disease, and heart disease, and stroke projects that foster collaboration with health authorities, national support partners, and outside agencies.

Duties include developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting activities of the Heart Disease and Stroke Program and the Office of Chronic Disease. Provides the direction of the program and resolutions to program problems. Develops and monitors an accurate budget request that corresponds with the program's assigned grant(s) and monitors expenditures. Develops and monitors program contracts and required contractual processes. Prepares and submits in a timely manner all program reports and grant applications. Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external partners. Interprets state and federal laws and local rules and regulations governing aspects of all implemented program elements. Is responsible for work of considerable difficulty in planning, implementing, and administering a major statewide health program.

Job Duties:

- Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external partners (American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, AHCCCS, Universities and non-profits, and local/state coalitions) to maximize the program's effectiveness and maintain ongoing participation in Heart Disease and Stroke Workgroup.
- Manages the Heart Disease and Stroke Program in accordance with the funding source guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase the availability and continuity of services for heart disease and stroke.
- Serves as the department's designated subject matter expert/specialist to inform and educate state policymakers, program administrators, and the public about the importance of prevention, diagnosis, and management of heart disease and stroke, and serve as a subject matter expert/specialist on the role of pharmacists in diabetes, heart disease, and stroke prevention. Represents ADHS nationally in matters related to chronic disease, and heart disease, and stroke.
- Prepares and manages contracts and contract amendments with service providers to carry out the program’s scope of work.
- Develops and implements program evaluations, needs assessments, surveys, logic models as necessary for program planning, development, implementation, and management.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Public health system and best practices, at the federal, state, and local level.
- Population health and health disparities best practices.
- Chronic disease prevention best practices.
- About concepts of heart disease and stroke prevention and control; prevention, research, health disparities, evidence-based guidelines for all ages, grant availability, resource availability, and community-based activities is vital.
- Community assessment, federal, state, and local programs and resources, nonprofit and county systems, group processes, and coalition development.
- Theories and practices of formative evaluation, program revision and implementation, laws, regulations, and trends in the arena of heart disease and stroke prevention and control.
- Strong analytical skills for interpreting data, policy development, and procedures; in addition to having excellent computer, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication, to communicate technical information effectively.
- Strong analytic skills, as applied to program evaluation, interpreting policy and, data analysis, and interpretation.
- Effective time management and organizational skills, as applied to contract monitoring, reporting, and program planning and implementation.
- Develop strong partnerships with community organizations, local health departments, and health systems.
- Leadership, management, fiscal management, strategic and operational planning, negotiation, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, group facilitation, and problem-solving.

Ability to:
- Travel in and out of the State of Arizona.
- Work as a team member and independently on work-related projects.
- Change and adapt to new tasks and environments.
- Problem solve.
- 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 4 years of professional experience, including two years experience in heart disease and stroke, chronic disease, and population health and at least two years managing or coordinating a public health program. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for 1 year of professional 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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.