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  • 508516
  • 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: $58,000 

Grade: 22


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our  Bureau of Assessment & Evaluation!

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 administering the Preventing Maternal Deaths: Supporting Maternal Mortality Review Committees CDC grant, which includes implementing, managing and evaluation of all required grant activities.

- As the Program Manager, you will provide oversight and monitoring of the state-wide Maternal Mortality Review Program (MMRP) Arizona. As the  incumbent in this role, you shall ensure all grant deliverables are met, including budgeting, establishing and monitoring contracts related to improving maternal health outcomes, morbidity and mortality.

- Additionally, this role requires some organizational tasks such as requesting records, entering data into MMRIA, coordinating MMRC meetings, assisting with development of committee agendas, serving as technical consultant to the MMRC, and establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with agencies/individuals who manage records required to conduct a comprehensive review of cases.

- As the Program Manager, you will be accountable for the implementation of Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Safety Bundles statewide, including working with stakeholders to recruit, provide CQI, and monitor implementation of AIM Safety Bundles in birthing centers. This position will supervise the Clinical Nurse Abstractor. Travel is required under this position.

Job Duties:

- Administer the Preventing Maternal Deaths: Supporting Maternal Mortality Review Committees grant to ensure the MMRP is implemented with fidelity to all grant requirements by interpreting state and grant statutes, rules and regulations and integrating them into contracts and/or program policy and procedure manual. Develop and implement a policy and procedure manual.
- Establish contracts, initiate contract amendments, track budget expenditures, reallocate funds as needed. Serve as liaison and point of contact with grant Project Director at the CDC and submit narrative and data reports as required and upon request.
- Oversee evaluation activities, including working with the Epidemiologist with entering data into MMRIA. As the administer for MMRIA, provide quality assurance of the MMRIA database to ensure accuracy of information. Co-writes reports based on research, analysis and evaluation of maternal death data or other relevant topics. Duties include proposal and grant writing.
- Communicates program goals, program findings and recommendations to program participants and community.
- Provide support and supervision of the Clinical Nurse Abstractor. Coordinate record requests of cases, screening case files for completeness, preparing case files for data abstraction, tracking and monitoring the status of data abstractions of clinical and non-clinical records and reviews.
- Facilitate MMRC Meetings, including attendance tracking, development of committee agendas and program updates, and providing over site for the MMRC Chair. Serve as a technical consultant to the MMRC.
- Implementation of AIM Statewide, including working with stakeholders to recruit, provide CQI and monitor implementation of the AIM Safety Bundles.
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with agencies/individuals who manage records needed to conduct a comprehensive review of cases.
- The position will participate in relevant trainings to ensure they are able to serve as a subject matter expert in Maternal Mortality indicators and review process, as well as AIM Safety Bundles.
- Coordinate and authors grant applications, annual reports, and program monitoring reports.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of program management.
- Working knowledge of public meeting and group facilitation protocols.
- Knowledgeable about state, county and
local health systems and agencies.
- Nationally accepted Maternal Mortality/Morbity review practices.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Project Monitoring.
- Public Speaking.
- Time Management.
- Self Motivated.
- Excellent Written & Verbal Communication.
- Problem-solving skills including identifying and recommending solutions.
- Financial management.
- Data analysis and interpretation.
- Program evaluation.

Ability to:
- Work well in a team environment and independently to achieve common objectives.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Tribal Health and respective governing policies and legislation.
- Exercise sound judgment and make timely decisions.
- Work with multiple priorities and deadlines.
- Evaluate program performance.
- Resolve problems with non-compliance.
- Utilize data to inform action.
- Interpret and present data to wide array of audiences.
- 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 and 4 yrs of program management experience ideally in programs focused on prenatal and postnatal health of women. 3 yrs of experience in supervision of staff from diverse disciplines. 1 yr experience related to data analysis and interpretation and report writing. Master’s degree in related may substitute for one year of the required 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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.