Pima County

Tucson, AZ

7150 - Program Manager - Unclassified (Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention)

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This grant-funded position is located in the Community Health Services Division; Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention section of the Health Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Salary Grade: U3

This classification plans, organizes, manages and coordinates complex programs for a department or special program, which may include supervision of professional and support staff. It is distinguished from other administrative and managerial classes by its specialization in a specific area. This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.


(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 program activities and evaluates program effectiveness and success;
Manages the activities of professional staff and evaluates their performance;
Develops, negotiates, monitors, and administers contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and/or financial and service agreements for the program managed;
Monitors program contract compliance and takes corrective action as required;
Performs as a program representative within the community, delivers informational news releases, serves as a program contact person, and participates in community awareness activities;
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;
Directs organizational and management studies for the purpose of identifying problems and alternative solutions to the problems;
Develops, writes and administers the program's annual budget, prepares program-related financial forecasts, and identifies funding sources to support program activities;
Reviews and analyzes routine and special reports detailing the status and/or success of the program, prepares recommendations, and/or initiates corrective action;
Evaluates management problems and makes decisions regarding the proper course of action;
May make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding program objectives;
May direct the preparation and submission of proposals and grant applications;
May access or maintain specialized databases containing program-specific information to review information or generate reports.


Knowledge of:

  • principles and procedures of public administration, management, and 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 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

Typically, this would require at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an academic major in public health, health education, nutritional sciences, business administration, healthcare administration or related field, plus significant professional experience in management in a specified specialty area.

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, health education, nutritional sciences, business administration, healthcare administration, or related field.
  2. Demonstrated experience managing public health activities, non-profit work, or health-related activities.
  3. Minimum of two (2) years experience managing and directing staff and coordinating work activities.
  4. Minimum of two (2) years experience collaborating, and/or building partnerships with community organizations or community groups.
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. 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'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.

Special Notice Items: This is classification in the Unclassified-series and is exempt from the Merit System Rules. 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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