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PROGRAM MANAGER - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

  • 513461
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES

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.

PROGRAM MANAGER

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

Job Location:

Address:  150 N. 18th Street, Phoenix AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 

Grade: 22

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

** This position is required to report to the office 25% of the time and will work remotely 75%.

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.

What You'll Do:

The PRAMS Program Manager serves as a leader of an epidemiology program unit within the Bureau of Assessment and Evaluation and is responsible for overall management and supervision of the program and assigned personnel. The individual in this role performs supervisory and advanced professional analytical work in accordance with the CDC and AZ PRAMS protocol.

You will serve as the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Manager for the State. The PRAMS Program Manager is responsible for data management operations and data analysis of the PRAMS surveys. The PRAMS Program Manager conducts routine functions based on the PRAMS protocol related to data collection, data quality, and data analysis using basic epidemiologic methods. Additionally, this position includes analysis of multiple datasets including birth certificate data, PRAMS data, newborn screening data, immunization data, and others.

As the Program Manager, you will serve as a head of a CDC research program unit within an Office and will be responsible for overall management and supervision of the program and assigned personnel.

You will be required to perform supervisory and advanced professional analytical work. You'll oversee and conduct advanced-level professional epidemiological work.

Supervise and directs the work activities of subordinate staff involved in epidemiological research; provides advice and assistance to local health departments, healthcare partners, and the public.

Review and conduct literature reviews and data analyses. Review work products or achievements of subordinate workers; evaluate work and formulate plans for improvements.

Additionally, you'll be required to formulate policies, and procedures; develop and provide scientific and clinical advice and technical assistance to communities and outside partners with respect to research and other epidemiological data and evaluation.

There will be opportunities to participate in after-hours activities including partner meetings, participant interview monitoring, and other emergency response as needed.

The Program Manager is responsible for writing grants and other funding proposals to support program activities. Oversees administrative tasks relevant to their posts such as contracts, purchase requests, and inventory of materials. In addition, maintains and oversees budget specific to the program unit. Conducts oral presentations to diverse audiences.

The Program Manager will be expected to make independent decisions and judgments based on their professional education, programmatic experience, and training; this position maintains and shares information and data of a very confidential nature.

Thorough understanding of management and data administration duties such as collection, analysis, and distribution.

The position will take a lead role in data management and reporting and will ensure compliance with regulations.

** This position is required to report to the office 25% of the time and will work remotely 75%. Flexibility to potentially work some evening and weekend hours when required.**

Job Duties:

-Oversee, manage, and supervise the work of epidemiologists and associated staff conducting health research. Plans assign, schedules, prioritizes, directs, and coordinates the work of assigned epidemiologists, research analysts, and other staff.
-Plans, directs, oversees, and manages epidemiological studies. Leads the development and conduct of epidemiological studies for program planning.
-Develops presentations, reports, and material for health care providers, agencies, steering committees, stakeholders, and policy-makers.
-Develops and provides scientific and clinical advice and technical assistance to communities and outside partners with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and evaluation.
-Oversees the design and use of databases and the design and management of surveillance systems.
-Participates in writing grants and other funding proposals. Participates in after-hours activities including partner meetings, participant interview monitoring, and other emergency response as needed.

-Thorough understanding of management and data administration duties such as collection, analysis, and distribution.

-The position will take a lead role in data management and reporting and will ensure compliance with regulations.

-Provide technical guidance and administrative expertise and ensure that team members are adequately trained to utilize PIDS methodologies, analytic tools and platforms, strict protocol, data and contact sources and facilitate the team towards project execution.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Considerable independent judgment and advanced knowledge of applied epidemiology for public health practice.
- Managerial techniques and personnel policies and procedures.
- Contemporary principles and practices of epidemiology.
- Principles and practices applicable to the control and prevention of diseases.
- Methods, procedures, and techniques used in developing, implementing, and maintaining disease surveillance and control programs.
- Contemporary medical methods and practices are used in the control of a variety of diseases.
- Program planning and fiscal monitoring practices and procedures.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Skills and abilities in work management and work leadership.
- Oral and written communication.
- Interpersonal relations, as applied to contacts with representatives of other governmental and private organizations, physicians, and the public.
- Conducting scientific studies and investigations required to identify and isolate various diseases.
- Supervision, program planning and administration, contract/budget monitoring, and grant writing.
- Public health surveillance, computerized database management, data analysis, program evaluation, literature search, effective verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Additional skills in hiring, training, coaching, and occasionally terminating an employee/contractor.
- Using statistical software such as SAS and manipulating databases.

-Thorough understanding of management and data administration duties such as collection, analysis, and distribution.

Ability to:
- Discern irregularities in program implementation.
- Communicate complex information.
- High attention to detail; learn agency procedures.
- Use critical thinking when solving problems; collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to support program implementation efforts.
- Emotional intelligence when managing a team of staff and contractors.
-Recommend actions for program improvement.
- Team player and support other initiatives if needed.
- 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.

 **Flexibility to potentially work some evening and weekend hours when required.**

Selective Preference(s):

Masters of public health or similar and at least 2 years of experience in epidemiology, program evaluation, or similar field. One year of management/supervisory duties. The ideal candidate will have experience using statistical software (SAS), research project coordination, working with the public health system, and with electronic surveillance databases. Spanish proficiency (read, write, speak).

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).

Benefits:

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

Retirement:

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.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

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.