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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 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: $75,000 

Grade: 23

Job Summary:

The Deputy Office Chief of Environmental Public Health Services functions as a highly skilled and technical expert in Environmental Health, leadership, policy development and analysis, strategic planning and direction, grant and financial development and management, and county engagement and support. The position works under the general direction of the Office Chief for Environmental Health and supervises two Program Managers who oversee: Food Safety, Manufactured Foods, Marijuana Kitchens, Cottage Foods, School Garden, the Arizona Sanitarian Council, and Smoke Free Arizona. This position will promote and implement new initiatives, work through emerging issues, and set policies such as working with the Office of Administrative Council and Rules. The position will develop and execute the strategic direction of the Office of Environmental Health; manage and direct subordinate staff; develop and implement action plans/ work plans; provide training and presentations; develop and monitor budgets and expenditures; build and maintain partnerships/ relationships with local county health departments, non-profit organizations, universities, and state and federal agencies; participate in meetings with key stakeholders and professional organizations; and coordinate FDA standardization of registered sanitarians in Arizona. In the absence of the Office Chief, this position will have the authority to make program decisions.

Job Duties:

- Provide and execute the strategic direction for the Office of Environmental Health. Manage and direct subordinate staff (work assignments, setting priorities, hiring, discipline, provide training, approving leave requests, and preparing evaluations, mentoring etc.)
- Develop, maintain and build capacity for partnerships and engagement within ADHS, and with local, state, and federal partners.
- Develop and implement new policies, projects, and programs; rule writing; 5-year reviews; & special projects.
- Prepare and develop scopes of work, program & legislative reports, grant applications/ narratives, training, presentations, and written communications.
- Develop, implement and manage budgets and program expenditures for ADHS, Counties, and subcontractors.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- ADHS' Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan.
- Environmental Health, Food Safety, Smoke-Free Arizona Act, Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, Smart, and Safe Arizona Act.
- Program administration, program evaluation, budget monitoring, rule writing.
- Arizona Health Improvement Plan (AzHIP) and/ or Arizona State Health Assessment (SHA).
- Arizona Management System (AMS) and/ or Continuous Improvement.
- Community Engagement and Partnership.
- Strategic Planning, Development, and Implementation.
- Program Evaluation and/ or Measurement.
- Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches.
- Principles and practices of administrative supervisory and work management techniques, effective communication skills, and interpersonal relations.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Creating or developing programs to address environmental health.
- Project and program management.
- Leadership.
- Implementing Strategic Planning.
- Program and Evaluation Development and Design.
- Grant and Contract Management.
- Budget Development and Implementation.
- Written and Oral Communication.
- Developing Training for Career Professionals (e.g. Registered Sanitarians, FDA standardization, program standards).
- Partnership development and large-scale planning are necessary.
- Computer and Software Skills (e.g. Microsoft Word, Google Suite, Adobe Acrobat).
- Managing and motivating personnel, strong skills in technical writing, and analyzing and assessing the significance of human environmental exposures.
- Rule writing.
- Planning and coordinating prevention and mitigation public policy strategies to protect public health from environmental contaminants.
- Strong analytic skills as applied to the evaluation and interpretation of health-based data.
- Oral and written communication and effective communication based on an individuals' level of understanding.

Ability to:
- Review and evaluate the effectiveness of health program activities.
- Interpret rules and substantive policy statements to assist the county health departments as well as the citizens of Arizona.
- Exercise good judgment in making decisions with regards to compliance and enforcement.
- Communicate and coordinate with employees and other agencies.
- Make critical decisions.
- To complete tasks, and develop quality work products.
- To problem-solve.
- To work independently, and with a multidisciplinary team.
- To identify outcomes and performance measures.
- To prioritize and organize multiple complex projects.
- Develop reports for the public, Legislature, and Governor's Leadership.
- 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 relevant science and 5 years progressively responsible experience in inspections, compliance enforcement, public health programs, and experience supervising or managing similar programs. Master's Degree can substitute for 2 of the years of 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).

Arizona Registered Sanitarian certification at time of hire.


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.