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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.


Office of Injury & Violence Prevention 


Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $50,000 - $53,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Suicide Prevention Program Manager will support Arizona Department of Health Services in our effort to reduce the number of suicides occurring in Arizona. This position will serve as a regional suicide prevention specialist and oversee suicide prevention efforts on a statewide level. The suicide prevention program manager will work with suicide prevention coalitions and other state-level policy entities, and will be a primary resource for evidence-based suicide prevention strategies. The state suicide prevention program manager must collaborate with local community prevention professionals to successfully educate key stakeholders about suicide prevention and engage them as part of community coalitions. The job requires that the suicide prevention professional be able to facilitate and assist in leading coalitions in identifying and achieving suicide prevention goals by developing and implementing a data-driven strategic plan.

Job Duties:

- Plan and implement a multidisciplinary Arizona Suicide Prevention Advisory Board that has responsibility for directing and overseeing Arizona State Suicide Prevention Plan.
- Develop, disseminate and present educational and informational suicide prevention materials, respond to public and private stakeholder inquiries on suicide and suicide prevention resources.
- Research, compile and provide information about evidence-based programs, policies, and best practices for Governor's Office, state agencies, county health departments, suicide prevention coalitions and schools.
- The position will serve as the liaison with county health departments, managing contracts and providing training and technical assistance for suicide prevention.
- The position serves as the state coordinator to lead state efforts to reduce suicides in AZ, working with the AZ Dept of Education, the Veteran's Administration, suicide prevention coalitions, and internal/external partners to facilitate data sharing to develop evidence-based suicide prevention strategies.
- Participate and support local suicide prevention efforts by attending community meetings including suicide prevention coalition meetings.
- Participate in Arizona State Child Fatality Review Board and Arizona State Suicide Mortality Review meetings.
- Coordinate with AHCCCS Grants on application for federal or other available suicide prevention grants.
- Promote suicide prevention as an element of the Arizona Health Improvement Plan (AzHIP).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Relevant education in a broad range of suicide prevention and early intervention strategies and concepts.
- Understanding of public health prevention model and various methodologies for suicide prevention.
- Unique demographic considerations in Arizona.
- Arizona Healthcare system.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Microsoft and Google-based platforms.
- Conducting literature reviews.

Ability to:
- Facilitate meetings with diverse audiences.
- Interpret data sets to inform prevention efforts.
- Update ADHS Suicide Tracker.
- Creation of strategic plans.
- 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 counseling, social work, psychology, public health, public administration, sociology, education, and 3 years of work experience in clinical or suicide prevention efforts at local and/or state level. Grant writing and program management experience preferred. Master's degree will substitute for 1 year of work 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.