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  • 509926
  • Full-time


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: $79,000 

Grade: 23

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 




Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) provides essential public health services to Arizona families. The ADHS Division of Public Health has a need for a public health nurse to serve as a liaison between ADHS and all county public health nurse managers, the Arizona Nurses Association, and health care institutions. The Public Health Nurse Liaison maintains and strengthens the relationships between ADHS leaders and the County Health Department nurse managers to support the continuous improvement and development of professional public health nursing in Arizona. The Liaison works with local County Health Departments to identify opportunities and resources for education and professional development for nurses and provides recommendations for leadership workshops and other learning opportunities.

The position will provide clinical expertise and technical assistance to public health programs throughout the agency as needed and work collaboratively with ADHS team members on various projects. The position will also support implementing new state nursing programs administered by the ADHS Office of Primary Care.

Job Duties:

-Facilitate the development of the Professional Public Health Nursing Leadership workshops and identify resources for professional development opportunities.
-Identify mechanisms to implement the personal and professional development plans and use existing resources, including but not limited to the Association of Public Health Nursing (APHN), American Public Health Association (APHA)-Public Health Nursing Section, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) and the Western Region Public Health Training Center, to support Local Health Nurses.
-Provide technical assistance and consultation to ADHS public health programs as requested and appropriate.
-Engage with community partners, professional associations, academic institutions and health care institutions as the ADHS nursing liaison.
-Assist with the implementation of nursing workforce development programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- ADHS' Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan
- ADHS Divisions
- Principles and Practices of Public and Behavioral Health, Prevention Health Strategies & Evidence-Based/ Evidence-Informed Practices, Health Equity, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), and/ or Population Health
- Principles and practice of nursing in a public health environment and nurse education
- Health care delivery systems
- Community Engagement and Partnership
- Strategic Planning, Development, and Implementation
- Program Evaluation and/ or Measurement
- Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches
- Principles and practices of effective communication skills and interpersonal relations
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies

Skill in:
- Creating or developing programs to address health equity
- Applying principles and procedures of nursing in a public health environment
- Applying the theories and practices of nursing education
- Project and program management and leadership
- Implementing Strategic Planning
- Program and Evaluation Development and Design
- Written and Oral Communication
- Developing Training for Career Professionals (e.g., PH, Healthcare Providers, Community Partners)
- Partnership development and large-scale planning are necessary.
- Analytical and Interpersonal
- Strong organization and attention to detail
- Computer and Software Skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Google Suite, Adobe Acrobat)

Ability to:
- Work with a diverse variety of partners and individuals to cultivate positive working relationships
- Make critical decisions
- Complete tasks, and develop quality work products
- Problem solve
- Work independently and with a multidisciplinary team
- Successfully execute contracts in a timely manner
- Identify outcomes and performance measures
- Prioritize and organize multiple complex projects
- Work under tight deadlines
- 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):

Possession of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in Arizona. Bachelor's or Master's degree in nursing or related field; minimum five years of public health nursing experience, including administrative/teaching experience. Any combination of training and experience that meet the KSA's may be substituted.

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).

Possession of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in Arizona.


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 contribute 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.