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  • 508834
  • 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: $57,099 

Grade: 22


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our  Office of Oral Health!

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

What You'll Do:

- You will be responsible for the management of public health grants. This will include writing grant applications, continuing applications as well as writing and submitting all required ad hoc, progress and financial reports to the granter.

- The Health Program Manager will interpret State and Federal laws, rules and regulations and create program policy to ensure compliance with federal and state legislation. You will be responsible for distributing funds via contracts to Counties and local communities through the state procurement process.

-  As the Health Program Manager, you will also be accountable for preparing, negotiating, and administering the ensuing contracts; providing technical assistance and training to the contractors; administering the program budget; establishing goals and objectives, and monitoring contract performance.

- The Health Program Manager is responsible for the oversight of a number of disease prevention programs that have statewide coverage. The program manager prepares, updates, and implements operating procedures in accordance with state and federal guidelines, rules, and regulations. The program manager develops program evaluation procedures and monitors program performance to assure conformance and sustainability.

- Additionally, you will prepare, negotiate and recruit a variety of contracts with stakeholders, agencies, and organizations. If you have a penchant for conducting long-term and short-term strategic planning - this is the job for you!

- You'll oversee the content of the program website and other social media campaigns related to the program. You'll also be expected to organize, schedule, and facilitate meetings with grant stakeholders. The incumbent must be extremely knowledgeable about principles, best and evidence-based practices, trends in oral health care and disease prevention strategies, and the development of innovative interventions to eliminate oral health disparities and improve population oral health. Statewide travel is required, out of state travel for conferences, training, and seminars is required on an as-needed basis.

Job Duties:

- Plans, implements and administers a statewide program funded by the Federal Government related to oral health.
- Prepares annual contracts, amendments, and other agreements necessary for the implementation of the program.
- Interprets rules and regulations and provides technical assistance to program participants and to contractors including; developing budgets and implementing operating procedures; prepares and delivers presentations on topics that support and promote Oral Health Prevention Interventions and Services.
- Monitors program performance to assure conformance with contract requirements and provides guidance for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs in meeting the needs of the population being served.
- Writes federal grant applications, and annual continuation applications, develops annual and ad hoc reports; prepares and submits administrative and financial reports. Presents and distributes informational publications related to the program to expand knowledge and understanding of program benefits.
- Attends and conducts a wide variety of meetings, conferences, workshops, and seminars as necessary to assure the success of the program.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- State public health programs.
- Building and establishing strong working relationships with stakeholders to build support for oral health through promotion, disease prevention, and control.
- Clinical principles, practices, and current trends in oral health workforce and disease prevention strategies.
-Gathering, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data and research findings to assure that oral disease prevention and control approaches are evidence-based.
- Federal and state principles, practices, and rules regarding public health policy and oral health care.
- Implementation of evidence-based interventions and conducting evaluations to ensure ongoing feedback and program effectiveness.
- Administrative, financial and staff support is necessary to sustain activities and to build opportunities.
- State procurement procedures, laws, and rules.
- Program management, planning, budget management, and evaluation methods and techniques.
- Working knowledge of statistics and data analysis is necessary, for designing and preparing spreadsheets, documents, presentations; grant development, and management, especially related to federal rules and regulations.

Skill in:
- Establishing and maintaining linkages with key stakeholders.
- Communicate orally and in writing with professional and lay audiences.
- Compile compelling stories about oral health issues and programs.
- Use the media, advanced technologies, and community networks to strategically communicate information.
- Listening to others in an unbiased manner, respecting and promoting differing points of view.
- Use collaboration strategies to build and sustain partnerships.
- Leading or participating in groups to address emerging issues.
- Presenting the business case for oral disease prevention.
- Facilitation of group interactions and decision-making.
- State and National policy and procedure interpretation and implementation.
- Program planning and implementation.
- Clinical and programmatic training of health professionals, community partners, and stakeholders.
- Report writing.
- Problem-solving and data analysis.
- Grant writing skills
- Requires interpersonal skills and experience in diplomatic handling of a sensitive issues, including culturally sensitive interactions.
- Use logic models to inform decisions
- Use evaluation findings to guide decision-making, generate recommendations and improve programs.
- Monitor oral health needs using oral health surveillance methodology and indicators.
- Respond to health hazards that affect oral health and the oral health workforce.

Ability to:
- Conduct strategic planning for program and systems sustainability.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse groups.
- Understand community dynamics.
- Make decisions, solve problems and negotiate solutions.
- Participate in national groups to facilitate support for and implementation of oral health programs.
- 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):

A Bachelor's degree in a health-related field with four years of professional experience related to health programs appropriate to the assignment, which includes program planning, program implementation, and administration; a Master's degree in a field appropriate to the assignment may substitute for two years of the required experience. Oral health training or a degree is highly desirable.

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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.