Pima County

Tucson, AZ

1102 - Program Specialist (Public Health Policy Program Specialist)

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

These two (2) positions are located in the Health Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Salary Grade: 41


This classification is responsible for performing specialized support activities for a functional program or work unit. It is distinguished from the Program Coordinator classification by its focus on participating in the specialized support activities of a single functional program or work unit rather than coordinating a variety of activities for a program. It is distinguished from administrative classifications by the type of specialized support activities that are performed.

Duties/Responsibilities

(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Participates in specialized support activities of a functional program or work unit in conjunction with program management staff;
Provides specialized support activities essential to the completion of program objectives;
Represents the program or work unit in meetings with county personnel and/or outside agencies;
Establishes and maintains liaison with various outside agencies, groups and concerns regarding specialized program activities;
Conducts program specific surveys to gather information or data for specialized studies, analysis or research;
Ensures program or work unit's specialized activities comply with applicable County policy and state/federal statutes and regulations;
Participates in the development of specialized program activities goals and objectives;
Researches, analyzes and reports on specialized program activities;
May lead staff and volunteers in specialized program activities;
May utilized computer graphic programs and other equipment and tools for specialized program activities.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

Knowledge of:

  • practices of specialized program operations and activities;
  • principles and practices of effective leadership.

Skill in:
  • developing specialized program activities goals and objectives;
  • explaining and demonstrating program activities and requirements to the public;
  • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • leadership and training staff and volunteers.
Minimum Qualifications

(1) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in management, public or business administration or a field closely related to the program area, as determined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment. (Relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)
OR
(2) Three years with Pima County in a paraprofessional or professional administrative classification.


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.):

  1. A Bachelors Degree in public health or other related field.
  2. Experience facilitating group meetings, focus groups, community forums, and working in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and multi-sectoral partnerships.
  3. Experience developing and implementing health policy or other strategic plans.
  4. Experience in community health, equity, diversity and inclusion with a focus on establishing community partnerships.
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 candidates 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 AZ driver's license and access to a registered/insured vehicle for business travel is required (business mileage reimbursed) at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review. Failure to maintain the required licensure shall be grounds for termination.

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. A physical and medical clearance may be required.

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

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