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Job Title: Strategic Initiatives Program Manager (5295 - Public Health Program Manager II)
Job Number: 2024-00712
Organization: Pima County Health Department
Posted: 5/15/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tucson,  AZ    USA
Compensation: $66,536.00 - $93,150.00 Annually
Position Description: Salary Grade: 15

Pay Range Hiring Range: $66,536 - $79,843 Annually Full Range: $66,536 - $93,150 Annually

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification. Strategic Initiatives provides infrastructure support within the health department. The Strategic Initiatives Program Manager will lead all department-wide accreditation efforts; ensure compliance with grants management, development and maintenance of operational policy and procedures, ensure compliance with the risk and compliance program, and direct the strategic planning process. This position requires proficiency in the core public health functions and the Ten Essential Public Health Services.

Qualifications: Duties/Responsibilities:

(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.) Develops program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures, and establishes short- and long-range program performance plans subject to management review;

Manages and administers multiple complex programs' activities and evaluates programs' effectiveness and success;

Manages the activities of professional staff and evaluates performance;

Develops, negotiates, monitors, and administers contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and/or financial and service agreements for the managed programs;

Performs as a department representative and subject matter expert to other sections of the department, other County departments, private sector and other agencies, entities and other jurisdictions at meetings, on committees, task forces, boards, and in media relations, participates in community awareness activities, and coordinates programs' activities, and promotes the programs at the local, state, and national level;

Develops and maintains effective working relationships and coordinates program activities with other County departments, public and private agencies, organizations and groups to promote the program and its goals;

Analyzes local, state and federal legislation and ensures program compliance with applicable regulations and policies;

Manages organizational and management studies for the purpose of identifying problems and alternative solutions to the problems;

Develops, writes and administers the programs' annual budgets, prepares program- related financial forecasts, and identifies funding sources to support the programs' activities;

Consults and negotiates with community agencies and health providers to assure adequate coordination and cooperation between the County's related complex programs and other segments of the community;

Develops, coordinates, and administers the programs' training and related topics to program staff, other department professional staff, private agencies, and community groups at the local, state, and national level;

Reviews and analyzes routine and special reports detailing the status and/or success of the programs, prepares recommendations, and/or initiates corrective action; Evaluates management problems and makes decisions regarding the proper course of action;

Accesses or maintains specialized databases containing program-specific information to review information or generate reports;

Makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding programs' objectives;

Manages the preparation and submission of grant proposals and applications. KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Knowledge of: principles and procedures of public administration, management, and specialized complex program planning, development, and evaluation; applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; principles and practices of budgeting, accounting, purchasing, contracting, and financial management; contract and grant application preparation, negotiation, and administration; community agencies, organizations, and resources; data and statistical analysis techniques and application to planning studies and projects; principles and techniques of effective communication to include written composition and public speaking; applications of automated information systems. Skill in: planning, developing, evaluating, and managing specialized complex programs and projects; preparing and administering budgets, grants, and contracts; researching, analyzing, and reporting data; presenting, explaining, and interpreting program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures to the public; managing staff and planning, organizing, and coordinating program activities; communicating effectively; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with service groups and organizations; establishing, reviewing, and modifying procedural and technical guidelines to enhance program effectiveness; use of automated information systems to maintain or produce data.

Minimum Qualifications: (1) Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business/public administration, management or a specified discipline as determined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment and at least six years of professional management experience in a specialty area identified by the appointing authority.

(Relevant professional level experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)


(2) Two years of experience with Pima County as a Program Manager.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

Experience leading strategic initiatives projects: accreditation, grants management, operational policy and procedures, risk and compliance, and strategic planning. Graduate degree in health (public health/policy/administration) or related field. Experience developing strategic initiatives projects in non-profit, public, or private organizations/agencies. Experience developing plans, designing, and tracking program metrics and outcomes. Experience with stakeholder engagement and facilitating meetings among diverse stakeholders. Selection Procedure:

Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information: Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant’s suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services’ review and approval of the candidate’s driving record. Some positions may require specific licenses, or certifications required by law, statute, accrediting agencies or contract provisions at the time of appointment or prior to completion of initial/ promotional probation. Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre- employment background screening to include verification of work history, education, and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County. Some positions may require bilingual abilities in English and a second language, as determined by the Department. Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

EEO Information: Pima County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce and will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, kinship, political interest, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 8/15/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Yamira Rivera Avila,  Strategic Initiatives Program Manager (5295 - Public Health Program Manager II)
Contact Location: 150 W Congress
4th floor
Tucson   AZ  85701
United States
Contact Location: 150 W Congress
  4th floor
  Tucson   AZ  85701
  United States
Contact Phone: 5207248337 
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