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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: $61,600 

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.

Why work for ADHS? A great benefit of working for the State of Arizona is a fantastic work/life balance. State employees enjoy challenging work, popular remote work options, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, and career growth opportunities.

What You'll Do:

As the Opioid Grants Program Manager, you will work across the Department coordinating and implementing the CDC Overdose to Action (OD2A) grant deliverables with the ADHS State Lab, ADHS Business Intelligence, ADHS Emergency Preparedness, and the Division of Public Health Prevention Services. Duties include: identifying evidence-based or emerging best practices; financial and contract grant management; grant writing and development; communicating with partners; identifying needs and gaps in services, making recommendations to ADHS leadership, and developing and maintaining a repository of resources aimed at reducing rates of prescription drug misuse and its corresponding negative consequences. These resources include agency action plans and scorecards with measurable goals and objectives, toolkits, social marketing, and educational materials.

The Opioid Grants Program Manager will also be responsible for providing training and technical assistance to community partners, county public health departments, and other state agencies on strategy development and implementation; and the use and dissemination of data and monitoring and surveillance.

Additional responsibilities will also include research and guidance on existing and emerging policies and practices; outreach to professional organizations and regulatory boards; and direct service presentations to communities, stakeholders, and policymakers. Technical responsibilities will include guidance on budget and scope of work development; guidance on strategy development; development and guidance on best or emerging practices; data-driven needs assessments; and process, impact, and outcome evaluation development, analyses, and reporting.

You will also attend statewide and community meetings, as assigned.

Job Duties:

-Responsible for providing contract and financial management of the contracts within the CDC OD2A grant. Develop program budget and contracts, authorize expenditures and monitor budget. Develop critical budget issues as needed.
-Provide technical assistance and training to community partners, county public health departments, and statewide agencies on strategy implementation, community toolkits, and use and dissemination of data and monitoring and surveillance.
-Develop and maintain a repository of resources aimed at reducing rates of opioid drug abuse. Monitor and develop the evaluation of ADHS' strategies to reduce substance abuse.
-Participate in and represent ADHS in state initiatives, including interagency committees community task forces, and councils with goals to reduce deaths and injury from poisonings and/or substance abuse. Participate in office, bureau, division, and Department level teams and meetings as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- ADHS, Arizona Health Improvement Plan, State Opioid Action Plan, and the State Health Assessment.
- Principles, methods, and techniques of leadership and government administration.
- State laws and agency rules, regulations, policies, and procedures governing the provision of medical and public health services.
- Systems theory and consensus-building models in developing cooperation and coordination among varied disciplines, agencies, policy-makers, and the community at large.
- Planning, program evaluation, and quality assurance techniques and methodology.
- Approaches to working with communities with cultural diversity.
- Grant and financial management.
- Approaches to addressing equity and disparities in program planning and implementation.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Oral and written communication.
- Math and basic accounting.
- Writing grants.
- Understanding, interpreting, and following grant/ funding contracts and guidance.
- Developing and providing presentations to stakeholders, leadership, and community partners.
- Organizing and managing large projects and initiatives.
- Managing databases or survey forms.
- Completing literature reviews of best, evidence, or emerging practices of the public health system.
- Leadership and facilitation.
- Interpreting laws, statutes, and regulations.
- Strategic planning and development.

Ability to:
- Lead and work cooperatively with a diverse workforce.
- Manage conflict and make sound decisions.
- Communicate effectively, orally and written.
- Manage time in a high-performance environment with multiple tasks.
- Work independently, and in a team environment.
- Be flexible with the changing needs of the position.
- Provide guidance to partners on the development of the activity.
- Lead groups and meetings with successful outcomes.
- 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/administration, nursing, social work, or closely related field with 4 years of managing a complex public health program. Experience in substance abuse prevention is preferred. A Master's degree in a related field 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).

 Total Rewards:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans: Health Impact Program (HIP) where you can earn up to $200 annually by participating in our award-winning program of free preventative health screenings (mini-health, mammography, prostate), immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes and physical activities) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling sessions - 12 free per year per issue for each employee and each covered dependent. Available 24/7 for support, resources and information on work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more)
− 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.