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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.

Vital Statistics Manager


Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $93,500 - $99,000

Grade: 28


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Planning & Operations Team !

Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

Why work for ADHS? A great benefit of working for the State of Arizona is a fantastic work/life balance. State employees enjoy challenging work, popular remote work options, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, and career growth opportunities.

What You'll Do:

As the Vital Statistics Manager, you will be responsible for providing necessary oversight and coordinating the planning, development, maintenance, enhancement, and project management for a broad range of vital statistics reporting which includes births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, divorces, abortions, and other health-related outcomes. This includes coordinating with internal programs, agency leadership, and other state agencies to publish and disseminate required public health statistics that are statutorily required.

This position will lead program requirements gathering, project planning, and implementation, implement project management strategies in conjunction with agency IT, Business Intelligence, and other program leads to monitor project progress and budgets. This position will work closely with the Public Information Office, Bureau Chiefs, Office Chiefs, Program Managers, Medical Directors, State Epidemiologist, and all local and tribal health departments to ensure their respective training for public health statistics needs and concerns are addressed.

Additionally, you'll be responsible for personnel management of direct reports and budget management and grant reporting obligations for sources funding associated project activities.

You will also provide agency guidance in coordination with the enterprise data management office on public health data stewardship for ADHS vital statistics datasets as well as lead efforts for appropriate use of data sharing for public health datasets by way of authoritative dataset development, participation in policy development, and implementation of contracts such (data sharing agreements, interagency agreements, and memorandums of understanding).

Job Duties:

- In collaboration with Information Technology Services and other Business Intelligence programs, coordinate system requirements gathering, development, testing, implementation, training, maintenance, and enhancements for vital statistics data and systems.
-Manage and direct subordinate staff (work assignments, setting priorities, hiring, discipline, providing training, approving leave requests, and preparing evaluations.) This includes providing decision-making authority on work product releases by way of review and implementing methods to ensure quality control of vital statistics data.
-Write grant proposals, progress reports, and other applications to ensure continued funding for system implementation, maintenance, and enhancements.
- In conjunction with Program staff, ensure coordination with local, state, and national partners to provide training, on system policies and procedures. Respond to requests for expert advice, data analysis support, and research-based specialized information to address specific needs of data users.
-Use statistical software to develop, expand, coordinate, analyze and interpret data, including appropriate records for reports and publications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of
- Specific to public health statistics, data stewardship, and use of technology for assessing large public health datasets. T
- Leadership, management, and administrative practices and principles.
- Planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating public health data collection and analysis.
- Computer information systems, public health informatics, and national standards.
- The public health system in Arizona and have strong skills in teaching and written communication.
- Project management processes, gathering system requirements, system development, system testing, and other surveillance systems in the Department.
- Project Management Body of Knowledge.
- Knowledge of the performance management (PM) model, evaluation methods, and continuous quality improvement (CQI) methods in a public health setting.

Skills in:
-Conceptualization, design, planning, and development of various aspects of public health information systems over their life cycle; leveraging existing technology and systems to improve data and address user needs; written and oral communication; customer service; in extracting, compiling, analyzing data, evaluating systems and presenting information;
- Problem-solving, prioritizing, and troubleshooting systems.
- Communicating with informaticians, statisticians, data analysts, IT system developers, software vendors, epidemiologists, and system users.
- Monitoring contractors, contract development and oversight, grant management, and budgets.
- Developing plans for registries and implementing those plans, which requires the ability to direct acquisition, computerization, analysis, and interpretation of disease registry data.
-Theoretical and epidemiological ability to analyze, interpret results and use this information in the prevention of disease.
- Convey statistical research concepts and principles to other staff members,
- Working with a highly technical organization and translating the accumulation and analysis of health data to products of value to the state, counties, and communities for the advancement of public health.
- Must possess the analytic skills to interpret epidemiologic, biostatistical methods, and other health-related data to identify program needs, and establish appropriate program goals and objectives.

Abilities to:
- Present ideas orally and in writing in a clear, concise manner to partners/stakeholders; make decisions and recommendations to improve database design, data structure, and data quality; work well as a team member as well as independently; learn new tasks and adapt to changing environments; balance, prioritize, and organize multiple tasks; anticipate next steps, assimilate and apply new ideas and information.
- Communicate and translate from epidemiologists/statisticians and their public health needs to informatics and IT software/database development.
- Estimate time and funding for planning purposes.
-Hire, train, supervise, manage and evaluate technical staff.
- Make decisions regarding content and acceptability of information released to the public in various formats.
- Develop internal administrative policies and procedures and interpret statutes and rules both Federal and State relative to their programs.
- Consult with all levels of expertise and ascertain data needs and devise ways to satisfy those needs.
- Write scientific reports, give a critical evaluation of statistical aspects of research, receive critical comments, and appropriately defend work products.
- Supports a diverse multicultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of ADHS, 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 epidemiology, informatics, or related field and 3 years applied surveillance experience or equivalent course work surveillance experience or in surveillance system project coordination and management. Preference will be given to candidates with MPH and may substitute for 2 years of experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Must possess a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to A.R.S.41-1758.07 or must apply for a level one fingerprint clearance card within seven working days after beginning employment. You will be required to pay an $8.25 fee for fingerprint screening. If hired, you will be able to request reimbursement of the $8.25.

Total Rewards:

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: Health Impact Program (HIP) where you can earn up to $200 annually by participating in our award-winning program of free preventative health screenings (mini-health, mammography, prostate), immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes and physical activities) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling sessions - 12 free per year per issue for each employee and each covered dependent. Available 24/7 for support, resources and information on work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more)
− 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.