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Special Programs Manager (Immunization/Vaccination Program)

  • 506355
  • Full-time


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.

Special Programs Manager


Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $58,107.00 

Grade: 22

Job Summary:

- The Program Manager supervises a team of Immunization Program Specialists (IPS) and Immunization Quality Improvement for Provider (IQIP) consultants that plan, direct, and implement site visits that assess VFC/COVID-19 vaccination program compliance or vaccination coverage rates with VFC/VFA enrolled sites. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all VFC/COVID-19 vaccination program compliance requirements including federal vaccine storage and handling, administration, and reporting guidelines and requirements. Manages staff as they complete site visits in order to maintain consistency and efficiency. Completes required reporting activities accurately and within established time frames. Collaborates with AIPO staff and stakeholders to develop and deliver training as needed for program accountability and success. Interprets, prepares, and implements policies and procedures as defined by federal, state, and/or local guidelines.

Job Duties:

- Supervise and manage Immunization Program Specialists (IPS) and Immunization Quality Improvement for Provider (IQIP). Identify, develop, implement, and direct all activities of the IPS and IQIP site visit teams.
- Interpret rules and regulations

-Provide consultation, education, and technical assistance to immunization stakeholders for program compliance and accountability.
- Prepare grant documents, program reports, and project budgets as related to areas of responsibility.
- Provide routine communication (email, phone, face-to-face) for internal and external stakeholders.
- Develop short and long-range program plans.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Health program planning and evaluation.
- Public health principles.
- Community health systems and private provider systems.
- Immunization practices and requirements include dosing schedules, storage and handling, shipping, and inventory management.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Outstanding verbal and written communication.
- Applying management/supervisory techniques.
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

- Attention to detail.
- Fiscal and budgetary applications.
- Computer software programs (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite, Google G Suite, etc.)

Ability to:

- Resolve problems of non-compliance.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Organize projects.
- Evaluate program performance.
- Quickly learn immunization program policies and procedures.
- 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 a related field with 4 years of professional experience related to health programs, including program planning or administration. A Master's degree may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Driver's License.
- 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.

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.