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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.

Environmental Health Education Liaison


Job Location:

Address:  150 N. 18th Ave., Suite 500
     Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $64,800 

Grade: 22

Job Summary:

The Environmental Health Education Liaison is responsible for overseeing OEH block grant activities related to the SunWise Skin Cancer Prevention Program and Radon Education. This position also manages interns and fellows placed in the Office of Environmental Health. Duties include: 1) determine program priorities and assign interns/fellows as appropriate; 2) oversee the development and implementation of projects under this contract; 3) collaborate with Agency Leadership, partners, and stakeholders; 4) provide information and recommendations: and 5) to manage, direct, and evaluate the effectiveness of the Program.

The Environmental Health Education Liaison is responsible for promoting healthy behaviors through the development of educational materials, training educators, and participating in local and national work groups. This position will be responsible for recruiting and onboarding new interns and fellows. The individual will work closely with universities to promote a curriculum appropriate to the training and graduating environmental health professionals and work to find internship placements within ADHS and local counties.

Responsibilities also include cultivating and strengthening internal and external partnerships, developing policies, internal and external programs, and the public. This position is responsible for the project and financial reporting, as well as grant writing and program evaluation. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing public health education strategies to reach vulnerable populations for environmentally-related illness prevention, recognition, and treatment. This position will prepare educational materials and participate actively in community outreach. This position will use program evaluation findings in program planning and decision-making.

The Environmental Health Education Liaison position requires advanced critical thinking skills, expertise in health equity, community engagement, and program planning and coordination under the direction of the Deputy Office Chief for Environmental Epidemiology.

Job Duties:

-Direct office-wide activities, such as developing health education materials, reviewing documents or other educational materials, translating technical information into easily understandable key messages, evaluate the effectiveness of the program activities.
-Strategic planning for program activities by setting goals and determining program priorities, collaborating with internal and external programs, collaborating with stakeholders, providing training, and soliciting feedback.
-Manage and direct interns and fellows (recruitment, work assignments, setting priorities, hiring, discipline, providing training, scheduling, and preparing evaluations).
-Lead collaboration and liaise with other programs, offices, bureaus, and divisions within the agency.
-Carry out administrative grant responsibilities, including grant writing, grant reporting, and budget oversight, preparing annual reports, meeting with contractors to evaluate progress and challenges, and other pertinent documentation associated with grant and program implementation and tracking.
-Lead the initiative to improve the statewide environmental health profession by development planning, partnering with leaders to develop and drive key strategies, and developing tools to address gaps in the statewide environmental workforce.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Program and personnel management.
- Public health principles such as survey and research methods.
- Learning styles and teaching methods pertaining to health.
- Management theory and practices, including planning, organizing, and directing programs.
- Environmental health issues, such as sun safety and radon.
- Health equity and inclusive teaching methods.
- Collaborative learning.
- Knowledge may be acquired through education or on-the-job training and experience in a field such as public health or environmental health.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
-Management, leadership, and interpersonal relationships in relation to work with other staff, managers, contractors, and staff from other departments and agencies.
- Establishing priorities.
- Critical thinking and problem-solving techniques.
- Word processing, graphic presentations, statistical analysis, and database manipulation using software such as MS Office Suite.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Translating technical information into easily understandable key messages to promote the adoption of healthy interventions/behaviors.

Ability to:
- Plan, organize and direct the work of others.
- Provide leadership in the planning and administration of programs and services.
- Work with a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
- Delegate and to function as both a team leader and member.
- Analyze, review and evaluate the effectiveness of program activities; perform assigned tasks in a timely, responsive and accurate manner.
- Creative, to communicate effectively based on an individual's level of understanding, and to establish and maintain good working relationships.
- Must be able to travel to various parts of the state to convene and participate in and coordinate meetings, working groups, conferences, conduct inspections and other related events.
- 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 closely related field with four years of professional work experience involving public health activities or a Master's degree in public health or closely related field involving public health activities. Health education or outreach experience and familiarity with program design/implementation are also 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
− 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.