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  • Full-time


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 benefits 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 Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007  

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,000 

Grade: 22

Job Summary:

This position serves as the manager of HIV Prevention Initiatives Manager within the HIV Prevention Program. The HIV Prevention Initiatives Manager is responsible for implementing and evaluating CDC-required high-impact HIV prevention strategies for both people at high-risk for acquiring HIV and people living with HIV, including HIV testing in medical and non-medical settings, engagement in care of newly diagnosed and previously diagnosed individuals living with HIV, comprehensive prevention programming for people living with HIV (prevention for positives), comprehensive prevention programming for at-risk HIV negative individuals, community-level prevention initiatives targeting populations most at risk for acquiring HIV, integrated prevention and care planning, and structural strategies to support and facilitate engagement and retention in HIV care.

This position guides the development, implementation, and evaluation of required high-impact HIV prevention activities that are funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These activities include consumer engagement in pre-and post-exposure prophylaxis, condom distribution, behavioral interventions, integrated prevention, and care planning, community engagement and mobilization, and activities that support engagement in HIV care and viral suppression among persons living with HIV. The position collaborates with ADHS staff, HRSA-funded Ryan White Programs, the HIV Surveillance Program, the Arizona AIDS Education and Training Center, program-funded contractors, and community stakeholders (people living with HIV, health departments, community-based organizations, faith-based institutions, civic and social organizations, etc.) to implement both funded and unfunded HIV prevention initiatives.

This position ensures that internal programmatic performance goals and those mandated by the CDC are met and that reporting obligations are satisfied. The position develops and maintains standards of care for funded services, conducts program evaluation, and assists with the monitoring of contractor performance. This position provides input and assistance to the Program Manager to implement other HIV Prevention Program initiatives and may serve in the absence of the Program Manager.

Job Duties:

- Develops, implements, and evaluates innovative, high-impact HIV prevention initiatives statewide that are designed to increase consumer engagement in HIV testing and behavioral interventions, use of pre-and post-exposure prophylaxis, use of condoms, and retention in care to achieve viral suppression.
- Develops, implements, and monitors standards of care for contracted HIV Prevention Program services. Evaluate program effectiveness by conducting periodic site visits, using appropriate measurement tools. Completes monthly reporting, and other internal and CDC-required reporting. Partners with Ryan White Programs and the HIV Surveillance Program to complete joint monitoring calls with contractors.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates strategies to address the unique HIV prevention and care needs of target populations most at risk for acquiring HIV. Collaborates to develop assessments of target populations to inform activities.
- Collaborates with Ryan White Programs and the HIV Surveillance Program to ensure coordination and integration of service delivery among common partners. Collaborates with contractors, and other internal and external partners to promote and implement HIV Prevention Program initiatives.
- Serves as an HIV Prevention Program representative to local and national partners, both governmental and non-governmental, including participation on community boards and workgroups, planning bodies, peer organizations, attendance/presentations at conferences and meetings, etc. Serves in the absence of the Program Manager, or other higher-level administrators.
- Assists the Program Manager with contract oversight to ensure compliance with the requirements of contract terms, Federal and State laws/regulations, and grant management requirements of the CDC. Informs the development of social marketing/social media campaigns, and special projects.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- CDC's High Impact HIV Prevention Approach.
- Leadership and employee management.
- Basic HIV knowledge.
- New and traditional HIV prevention methods, including condom use, pre-and post- exposure prophylaxis (PrEP/PEP), behavioral interventions, and viral suppression (prevention for positives).
- Principles and practices of public administration.
- Program planning and design.
- Program and project management.
- Planning and research principles and practices.
- Adult learning principles and modern presentation techniques.
- Data analysis and reporting.
- Contract compliance principles and practices.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Applying leadership and management skills to train, provide guidance, and/or manage contractors.
- Conflict negotiation and resolution.
- Maintain complex interpersonal relations.
- Decision-making, planning, problem-solving, and organizing multiple tasks and activities.
- Interpret and summarize complex written and oral information.
- Exercise initiative and make independent decisions.
- Work under stringent deadlines.
- Organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks.
- Gather, manipulate, interpret, and present information/data.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external partners.
- Present to small and large audiences.
- Training adult learners, using a variety of methodologies.

Ability to:
- Monitor providers for programmatic compliance.
- Independently perform detailed work of a difficult nature with a high degree of accuracy.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignments.
- Present to small and large audiences.
- Interpret and summarize complex written and oral information.
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing at all levels, especially plain-language writing for public materials.
- Exercise sound judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.
- Proficiency with various office/productivity software (spreadsheets, databases, word processing, etc.).

- 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 Administration, Healthcare Management, or a related field, and 3 years experience in the management and/or provision of HIV-related prevention, medical, and/or support services.

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.