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  • 510467
  • 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.

Healthcare Workforce Manager


Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $64,800 

Grade: 22


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Prevention Services Team !

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

What You'll Do:

- As the Healthcare Workforce Manager, you will be responsible for short- and long-range development and planning for the activities to be carried out for the four new healthcare workforce programs within the Primary Care Office.

- You will coordinate the activities of the four new workforce programs and manage contracts totaling $67.5 million and approximately $16.5 million in subsequent years.

- You will oversee program development, rules creation, procurement, program evaluation, and monitoring of the Accelerated Nursing Program, Nurse Education Investment Pilot Program, Preceptor Grant Program, and the Behavioral Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program. Additionally, the position will serve as a team lead for Primary Care Office staff and supervise additional positions as needed.

- The Manager will ensure effective implementation and accountability for the workforce programs and ensure timely reporting. Program and fiscal monitoring of sub-contractors, vendors, and government partners. The Coordinator will also direct the award of all new and existing contracts.

- This position will work with the Office Chief, consultants, and contractors to ensure that grant deliverables, including evaluation, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and fidelity assessment, are completed and reported. This position is required to perform work at/attend meetings at alternate locations and/or travel when necessary.

Job Duties:

-Manages the Accelerated Nursing Program, Nurse Education Investment Pilot Program, Preceptor Grant Program, and the Behavioral Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program to oversee contracts, monitoring compliance and loan repayment disbursements; reviewing and approving applications; tracking/monitoring provider documents and program deliverables.
-Writes reports and grants, reviews and oversees collection and reporting of data; responsible for developing program requirements, materials, and processes.
-Provides technical assistance and training to providers, sites, stakeholders, and the public about the Accelerated Nursing Program, Nurse Education Investment Pilot Program, Preceptor Grant Program, and the Behavioral Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program; promotes/markets programs to increase awareness of and increase referrals to and participation in the programs.
-Serves as the liaison for the Accelerated Nursing Program, Nurse Education Investment Pilot Program, Preceptor Grant Program, and the Behavioral Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program; conducts meetings; collaborates with community partners and stakeholders;

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Health care system and of health care professions and education and licensing requirements.
- Federal and State health policy.
- Legal, ethical, and contract implications of service delivery.
- Group process and organizational behavior provide leadership and direction to staff and committees.
- State and ADHS policies and procedures.
- Federal and State legislative process.
- Program planning and evaluation.
- Principles of management for programs, including consumers, personnel, fiscal, and communication.
- Use of data to monitor system effectiveness.
- Principles of health care financing and workforce.
- Must have a general knowledge of professional partnership and cultural competence.
- Development principles include quality assurance, budget development, resource allocation, procurement, and contract policies.
- Performance management (PM) model and continuous quality improvement (CQI) methods in a public health setting.

Skill in:
- Extracting, compiling, analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing data.
- Data management systems.
- Effective written and oral communication.
- Group process and organizational design as it applies to partnering with community stakeholders and consumers.
- Program planning and evaluation.
- Developing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external customers.
- Applying prevention policy, environmental strategies, and techniques to planning programs and projects.
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Responding to media.
- Word processing, spreadsheet software, and database function.

Ability to:
- Develop plans and set goals.
- Plan, organize and direct the work of others.
- Collaborate and plan with various partners, other agencies, and personnel.
- Communicate effectively with health care providers, education experts, and professionals that support them.
- Interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds, particularly in the context of human resources, non-profit organizations, and government agencies whose employees work with persons from different cultural/ethnic backgrounds.
- Communicate effectively with family advocacy groups, other local and governmental child-serving agencies, and stakeholders involved in the lives of families and children.
- 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 four years of professional experience and at least three years working or administrating a public health program. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for two years of professional experience. The ideal candidate would have extensive experience working with health professionals and workforce program management.

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.