Job Announcement: Nutrition & Physical Activity Programs Supervisor

MARICOPA COUNTY
invites applications for the position of:
Nutrition & Physical Activity Programs SupervisorAn Equal Opportunity Employer
OPENING DATE: 06/16/14
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DEPARTMENT: Public Health
JOB TYPE: Classified/Full-Time
LOCATION: Phoenix, Arizona
SALARY: $23.03 – $35.65 Hourly
POSITION OVERVIEW:
This position oversees the MCDPH Office of Nutrition and Physical Activity (ONPA) healthy eating and active living initiatives, including integrating health in local jurisdictional policies and strategies to increase access to healthy eating and active living in community and education environments.  Responsible for planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating multiple large scale nutrition and physical activity programs including SNAP-Ed, Dietetic Internship Program and Community Nutrition for the residents of Maricopa County.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education and/or Experience:Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Public Policy, or closely related field. Three (3) years’ experience managing a multi-faceted nutrition or obesity prevention and control  program which includes experience in developing and implementing population-based healthy eating and active living approaches that incorporate policy, systems, and environment-based change strategies, including one (1) year of supervisory experience. Related education above a Bachelor’s degree may substitute for (non-supervisory) experience requirements on a year per year basis.

 

Specialized Training, Certifications, and/or Other Special Requirements:

Requires work in a public health, or community settings which include low income individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds; contact with infants, children, and adults.  Hours are determined by the needs of the community which may include nights and weekends. Must have a valid unrestricted Arizona Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Participates in emergency response training as scheduled and must be available to respond as directed in the event of a public health emergency.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of health in all policies framework; food systems, early childhood education (ECE) and school-based health policies, practices, and quality improvement processes. Knowledge of policy prevention efforts that can inform decision making, planning, and zoning; federal, state and agency rules, regulations, and policies and procedures relative to grant outcomes. Knowledge of food access efforts that can inform and improve healthy food access for community systems; and current concepts and evidence-based strategies in effective nutrition, physical activity and health delivery programs across the social ecological model.  Skills in management and work leadership; applying prevention policy and environmental strategies and techniques to planning programs and projects; interpersonal relations; analyzing and evaluating a variety of nutrition and health data to identify problems and make adjustments to interventions and administration of public health delivery systems for health promotion and disease prevention. Ability to manage professionals. Ability to interface with the community. Good knowledge of personnel management. Ability to resolve program and performance problems. Excellent organizational and time management skills.  Problem-solving and decision-making skills; good communication skills. Ability to work as a team member, to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, clients, service providers, and staff. Ability to develop program goals and objectives, to organize, coordinate and meet objectives. Ability to speak and write effectively. Knowledge of fundamental principles, concepts, methods involved in nutrition. Knowledge of teaching methods applicable to nutrition education for low income and culturally diverse populations. Knowledge of research methods.

 

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

Master’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Public Policy, or related field and one (1) year of experience in developing and implementing population-based healthy eating and active living approaches including policy, systems, and environment-based change strategies Registered Dietitian (RD) with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

Preferred Training, Certifications and /or Other Special Requirements:

Requires work in a public health, or community settings which include low income individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds; contact with infants, children, and adults. Hours are determined by the needs of the community which may include nights and weekends. Must have a valid unrestricted Arizona Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:
Plans, organizes, develops, and directs internal and external partners including community capacity building.  Responsible for early care and education school health, food access, and community design initiatives specific to healthy eating and active living including the facilitation of collaboratives to advance implementation of preventative health strategies and meet agency performance measures; program implementation and evaluation; and applying evidence-based findings to overall approach. .  Provides staff, budget, management, and programmatic oversight for the multi-million dollar Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education Program (SNAP-Ed), the Dietetic Internship program, and other grants and County funded programs. Plans, directs, and oversees all aspects of strategic planning to meet community needs, ensuring compliance with regulations/standards. Develops, implements, and maintains a continuous improvement system for ONPA programs and services. Leads development and implementation of nutrition and physical activity public health approaches around policies, systems and environmental change, including Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and community-wide collaborations. Negotiates program contracts, pursues potential funding sources for new grants, and conducts and coordinates program evaluation. Supervises and directs activities of ONPA staff ensuring strategic alignment with department, state, and federal healthy eating and active living initiatives. Manages and coordinates personnel issues relating to performance, disciplinary issues, conflict resolution, human resources, recruitment, evaluations, and human relations with advisement from appropriate County authority. Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with community partners to improve the nutritional status of Maricopa County residents; identifies opportunities for engagement among existing and new partners; represents the MCDPH in professional and community organizations; serves as liaison between the Department and community, professional, and other government agencies. Develops, implements, interprets, and monitors US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), and SNAP-Ed policies and procedures in collaboration with office staff, community agencies, county, and state entities.
SELECTION PROCEDURE:
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources. 

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

APPLICATIONS MAY ONLY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://jobs.maricopa.govOUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
301 W Jefferson
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-3755 (staffed Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm MST, excluding holidays)
hrfeedback@mail.maricopa.gov
Job #860NPAPS061314
NUTRITION & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS SUPERVISOR
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It is the policy of Maricopa County not to discriminate in employment or the provision of services. Maricopa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process to eligible individuals requesting assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

 

 

visit https://jobs.maricopa.gov/

 

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