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PROGRAM MANAGER

  • 503127
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES

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 benefits 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

DIVISION OF PREPAREDNESS 

Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $65,000 

Grade: 23

Job Summary:

Responsible for Statewide operations related to radiological accidents and or incidents to include PVGS as outlined by House Bill 2004. Develops procedures/SOP’s, provides the necessary training, and implements strategies for field detection of radiation incidents. NIMS compliance and ability to assist or assume the role of incident commander. Provides instructions, guidance and establishes the necessary measures to protect public health and safety.

Job Duties:

- Manage agreement with State, County, City, and Federal agencies to conduct drills and exercises to help train radiation field monitoring teams if radiation response is required. Ensure that the necessary personnel and equipment to respond to an actual radiation accident/incident is available and ready to use as needed.
- Manage agreement with State, County, City, and Federal agencies to conduct drills and exercises to help train radiation field monitoring teams if radiation response is required. Ensure that the necessary personnel and equipment to respond to an actual radiation accident/incident is available and ready to use as needed.
- Supervises program personnel to assure program goals are met; includes work schedules, personnel work expectations, evaluations. Assures personnel has available equipment and supplies to meet expectations. Handles personnel disputes within the program.
- Provide radiological training for all staff and assist in promoting advanced radiological professional training to personnel as the opportunity becomes available. Develop training schedule and participate in emergency response exercises and drills.
- Evaluate resources necessary, equipment, personnel, and readiness; maintain liaison with appropriate Federal, State, and Local agencies to ensure incident responses are coordinated.
- Confer with supervisor in program budget, attend branch meetings, provide program schedules and work as a team member for all ADHS functions as the current Arizona Management System project as directed by the Governor.
- Any and all duties assigned by the Bureau Chief.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Federal Emergency Management Agency
Guidance as it relates to NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Revision 2: Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants,” a joint United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) NUREG-series publication and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidance document. It is necessary to know how Arizona uses this document to evaluate the adequacy of the emergency plans and
preparedness of state.
-Responsible for the day-to-day management of the functional Radiation Protection program to ensure that work is getting completed in a timely manner and that the nuclear worker's exposure is being maintained ALARA.
-Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skills in:
-Application of scientific concepts, application of health physics, and preparation for response to radiological accidents.
-Operate radiation detection instruments.
-Calculate external and internal doses resulting from exposure to radiation.
-Communicate knowledge and instructions both orally and in writing, analyze accident situations.
-Management and supervisory skills.
-Motivation of subordinates.
-Communicate with radiation equipment vendors, and users to help determine the best radiation equipment available for the program.
-Practical and theoretical training and experience regarding radiation instruments, operation, and use.
-Allocating personnel and resources, budgeting, performance evaluation,
-Performing duties enacted by the Legislature House Bill 2004 State of Arizona
-This act is an emergency measure that is necessary to preserve public peace, health, or safety and is operative immediately as provided by
42 law.
-Previous experience of managing and or working in a radiation-related profession will be vital to the program.

Skills in:
-Application of scientific concepts, application of health physics, and preparation for response to radiological accidents.
-Operate radiation detection instruments.
-Calculate external and internal doses resulting from exposure to radiation.
-Communicate knowledge and instructions both orally and in writing, analyze accident situations.
-Management and supervisory skills.
-Motivation of subordinates.
-Communicate with radiation equipment vendors, and users to help determine the best radiation equipment available for the program.
-Practical and theoretical training and experience regarding radiation instruments, operation, and use.
-Allocating personnel and resources, budgeting, performance evaluation,
-Performing duties enacted by the Legislature House Bill 2004 State of Arizona
-This act is an emergency measure that is necessary to preserve the public peace, health, or safety and is operative immediately as provided by
42 law.
-Previous experience of managing and or working in a radiation-related profession will be vital to the program.


Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or related field, with emphasis on a science-related curriculum (ie. health physics, math, biology) and 3 yrs. exp. at a state health physicist II level or 5 years of on-the-job experience in radiation protection compliance with a State or Fed. Prgm. and 1 yr mgmt/leader role. Master's degree in Health physics, the related field may substitute for 1 yr. exp.

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.