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  • 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.



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Salary: $70,000 

Grade: 23

Job Summary:

This serves as the Program Manager for the STI Control Office in the Office of Disease Integration and Services (ODIS) in the Division of Preparedness. In the absence of the Office Chief Senior, this position will have authority to make ODIS Office decisions. The employee in this position will:
- Serve as a resource for all supervisory/lead staff and supervision of direct reports. Including the following program areas: STI Epidemiology and Surveillance Program; STI Disease Investigation Program.
- Be responsible for assisting with ODIS office and bureau activities including but not limited to budget and strategic planning.
- Be expected to make independent decisions and judgments based on their professional education, programmatic experience and training.
- Oversee the work of direct reports for accuracy and compliance to applicable statutes, laws and rules.
- Subject matter expert for local health jurisdictions, public, other governmental agencies, community based organizations, and health care providers regarding communicable disease reporting requirements, clinical and treatment guidelines, and State statutes and rules.

Job Duties:

- Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programmatic activities; budgeting activities; strategic planning and performance improvement initiatives; program policy, procedures and rules revision; participate in meetings with key stakeholders and professional organizations for program and systems performance evaluation; attend and represent office at local, regional, state and national meetings as needed.
- Serve as a resource to other supervisory/lead staff in the ODIS office and bureau. Planning, administration and personnel management. Manage and direct subordinate staff (work assignments, setting priorities, hiring, discipline, provide training, approving leave requests, and preparing evaluations, etc.)
- Review, edit, and monitor STI program requirements; ensuring grant requirements and deliverables are met (including sub-recipient monitoring). Will ensure all forms and documents accurately completed within required time frames; recommend corrective action plans as needed.
- Provide training and technical assistance to local and tribal health departments; serve as a resource for local health jurisdictions, public, other governmental agencies, community based organizations, and health care providers regarding communicable disease reporting requirements, clinical and treatment guidelines, and State statutes and rules.
- Participate in quality assurance/performance improvement activities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Principles of communicable diseases, specifically sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.
- Methods, procedures and techniques used in developing, implementing, and maintaining disease surveillance and control programs.
- Principles and methods of program planning, design and evaluation.
- Communicable disease program requirements.
- Communicable disease reporting requirements and policies.
- Principles and practices of
administrative supervisory and work
management techniques.
- Effective communication skills and interpersonal relations
- Human Resources policies and
- Current interview methods for
hiring staff including behavioral interview
- Adult learning principles and methods for conveying complex information in an understandable manner.
- Record keeping and the public file maintenance.
- Grant and fiscal monitoring practices and procedures, including CDC and other federal grant requirements.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Interpreting complex rules and regulations and apply those rules and regulations to real work situations.
- Process implementation.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Writing and auditing legal documents, complaint summaries, statements of deficiencies, legal orders, etc.
- Excellent verbal communication skills that lead to understanding of complex rules, regulations, and other requirements related to communicable disease reporting, clinical and treatment guidelines.
- Verbally communicating statutory, rule and regulation requirements and findings associated with a survey in a formal or informal environment.
- Excellent in conducting patient/client care and quality of care assessments.
- Managing, monitoring and ensuring progress on multiple projects at the same time.

Ability to:
- Make quality judgments.
- Clearly express ideas both verbally and in writing.
- Communicate publicly, both internally and externally.
- Interpret statutes and rules for staff, providers and the public.
- Develop and implement internal monitoring procedures
- Hire, train, retrain and evaluate staff.
- 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):

Bachelors degree in public health, business, management or a related field with 4 years of experience in management of a public health program. Master's degree will substitute for 2 years of experience.

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).


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.