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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 Pilot 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: $80,000 

Grade: 24

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Bureau Chief, administers and supervises the Office of Infectious Disease Services (OIDS), including the Infectious Disease and Border Surveillance, Mycotic, Enteric, HAI, Vector-borne, Border Surveillance, Vaccine-Preventable Disease. Directs program planning and evaluation; ensures compliance with federal funding requirements; supervises program managers; develops policies and procedures; manages contracts and grants; oversees budget development and administration; presents to local planning groups, local health departments, and community-based organizations; develops related rules, regulations, and legislation; represents the Department on local planning groups. The employee will interact with local health officers, legislators, and other community stakeholders. Is authorized to initiate Office purchase requisitions and other expenditures from the Office of Infectious Disease Services in accordance with current Bureau and Office procedures; initiate personnel action e.g., recommend a selection of candidates for hiring and disciplinary action regarding existing staff; contact federal and state public health officials, and guide and coordinate integration efforts.

Job Duties:

- Manage programs, personnel, and budget of the OIDS to assure the prevention and/or reduction of infectious diseases and environmentally mediated adverse health effects.
- Interface with other State agencies, citizen groups, and the stakeholder community on OIDS issues and coordinate Office related activities with the CDC, HRSA, FEMA, and other federal and local partners.
- Respond to various requests from supervisor, Health Emergency Operations Center, the Department, the legislature, the media, and the public regarding Office related issues; Plan, evaluate, and disseminate information on program activities and services.
- Write, comment, and/or provide technical assistance in the implementation of related legislation, rules and policies.
- Oversees and contributes to the development of grant applications, progress reports, and other related funding requirements, including oversight of compliance with funding requirements.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of public health, epidemiology, disease data management, and control and prevention of infectious diseases.
- Principles and practices of program management, planning, and evaluation.
- Specific knowledge of communicable disease-related statutes, rules, and policies, and the role and functions of county and tribal health departments.
- Statistical and database software for personal computers.
- Understanding of the principles and practices of program administration and management including grant, contract, and budget management and supervision.
- Comprehensive knowledge of strategic planning, program evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, epidemiology, and health care and service delivery.
- Disease reporting and confidentiality, office and department policies and procedures regarding accounting, procurement, and personnel.
- Working knowledge of data management, survey and research methods, and scientific writing techniques.
- Performance management (PM) model and continuous quality improvement (CQI) methods in a public health setting.
Skills in:
- Applying management and administration techniques.
- Supervision techniques.
- Applying and interpreting Federal/State laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Applying written and oral communication skills; skill at building partnerships and/or coalitions.
- Applying epidemiological principles.
- Applying program evaluation principles.
- In leveraging grants to achieve the priorities of the Office/Bureau/Division/Department goals and strategic map, and applying methods and practices of effective budget administration.
Ability to:
- Provide calm measured, evidence base leadership in responding to urgent reports, outbreaks, and emergencies.
- Anticipate Department, Bureau, Office, Program, and employee needs.
- Provide objective feedback, supportive and diplomatic communication both internally and externally.
- Think creatively to address difficult issues and barriers.
- Dissolve silos between programs and offices.
- 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 Administration or in a related field with 5 years of progressive operational management experience in public health or system evaluation. A Master's degree may substitute for 2 years of professional 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.