The Smoke-Free Arizona Program Specialist is responsible for assisting the public and business owners regarding the non-smoking restrictions in public places and places of employment in accordance with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act, A.R.S. §36- 601.01. The position is responsible for education, compliance assistance, and enforcement coordination with county health departments and will require in-state travel. Will prepare educational materials and participate actively in community outreach. Will update information posted on the program website as well as the program database. Will answer public inquiries coming from the toll-free hotline, website, e-mail, and correspondence. Will review complaints, and assist in the investigation of reports of violations. Will provide assistance and guidance, including site visits and training, to the county health departments that have delegated functions, powers, and duties under the Smoke-Free Arizona Act. Assists in conducting County Assessments to ensure uniformity of compliance and enforcement procedures of the Smoke-Free Arizona Act statewide. Will assist with some program administrative business needs such as travel claims, purchasing, and review of Contractor Expenditure Reports (CERs) and supporting documentation.
This position will develop training materials for county health departments and will be partially responsible for creating an annual report detailing statewide program activities. This report is statutorily required to be published annually by June 1st. Will assist the Program Manager in drafting notices of violations for enforcement proceedings and work with the Office of Administrative Counsel and Rules (ACR) and the Attorney General's Office (AGO) to issue those NOVs. This position will interact frequently with internal and external stakeholders. Will represent the Department and Program in partner meetings and work groups. The employee will work with the internal IT department on creating a new program database that will house all complaints received statewide, inspection reports, inspector findings, and enforcement efforts. Develop presentations or materials to train inspectors in the SFA database. Reviewing, drafting, and updating program documents such as reports, notices of violation, accreditation documents, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
- Responsible for developing education, compliance assistance, and enforcement coordination with county health departments and will work with ACR and AGO. Provides technical expertise and support to county health departments.
- Works with internal and external stakeholders. Represents the Department and the program in partner meetings or work groups. Will work with IT on creating a new program database, and test and troubleshoot database reporting. Train database users and maintain the system.
- Answer public inquiries, conduct public meetings or training, conduct advisory and complaint inspections, and develop educational materials.
- Support county health departments who have delegated authority under the Smoke-Free Arizona Act. Monitor complaints, complaint investigation, and enforcement efforts statewide.
- Maintain internet website, maintain database, and maintain communication lines (email and toll-free hotline).
- Related to second-hand smoke exposure.
- Intervention strategies that prevent or
mitigate human exposure to second-hand
- Complaint investigation and compliance enforcement procedures.
- State and federal laws and agency rules, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding public health, environmental health, or tobacco control.
- Knowledge may be acquired through education or on-the-job training and experience in a field such as public health, environmental health, or tobacco control.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
- Analytical & critical reading/writing.
- Complaints investigations and compliance enforcement procedures.
- Word processing, graphic presentations, statistical analysis, and database manipulation using software such as MS Office Suite.
- Familiarity with using databases to collect, manage, and analyze data. Query database to produce reports.
- Monitor statewide complaints and inspections.
- Provide technical expertise to county health departments.
- Reviewing, drafting, and updating program documents such as reports, notices of violation, accreditation documents, and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
- Communicate information both orally & in writing.
- Exercise sound judgment in making decisions with regard to compliance & enforcement.
- Schedule and prioritize time and tasks.
- Give presentations from small to large groups of people.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to work well with external and internal stakeholders.
- 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.
An Associate's or Bachelor's degree or at least two years of experience in Public Health, Environmental Health, or a closely related field
General understanding of public health principles including epidemiology, environmental health, regulatory inspection procedures, enforcement, and tobacco control.
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).
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.
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.