Job Opening: Tobacco Program Manager in Coconino County

January 6, 2015


Under general supervision performs work of considerable difficulty in the management of a public program or functional unit; performs related work as assigned.Note: This position is funded by the Tobacco and Chronic Disease grant and is contingent upon continued grant funding.
 Typical Duties:
(Illustrative Only)
• Plans, develops, implements, administers and evaluates programs that provide services to the public
• Assesses community needs and engages community resources to enhance existing programs
• Researches best practices and implements strategies to increase effectiveness
• Works with community partners to create innovative solutions that serve the public
• Writes grant proposals and develops new funding sources
• Prepares and administers program budgets, with administrative oversight
• Develops, evaluates and revises policies and procedures to improve program efficiency and effectiveness
• Supervises, evaluates and recommends disciplinary action for assigned personnel.
• Implements programs that align with and support the strategic plan
• Negotiates, administers and monitors contracts
• Ensures adherence to federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Maintains working relationships with community agencies and organizations
• Monitors budget expenditures
• Develops programs to create community awareness of service availability
• Develops and implements training
• May assist other divisions within the department
• May serve as team leader and periodically as multi-agency team leader or project managerThe Essential Functions of this position include: driving, working with and around others; co-workers, clients, agencies, etc.; working alone; vision acuity (near and far); dealing with interruptions; hearing and speech for ordinary conversation.
 Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in public/business administration, or a related field within subject area and three years public program management experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must obtain an Arizona driver’s license by date of hire and maintain it throughout employment. Fingerprint clearance may be required.

Master’s degree in public health or related field; work experience in public health: tobacco control, chronic disease prevention or self-management; bilingual in English/Spanish or Navajo/English.

This position is exempt from overtime.
This position is safety sensitive.

The ideal candidate has experience in the public health field with a diverse range of programs and public audiences; experience with community collaboration projects as well as the ability to present health issues to diverse groups of people is essential; grant management experience; successful grant-writing experience is a plus. We are seeking a manager with a vision and team-building and coaching skills to lead staff to create, reach, and exceed program goals.

Note: The salary listed is starting range. The full salary is $52,139 – $76,676 annual equivalent.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Considerable knowledge of:
– Public program planning, development, budgeting and management
– State and federal program guidelines and regulations
– Community needs and resources
– Principles and practices of effective supervision
– The theory, principles, practices and techniques of designated program services and related assigned duties
– Principles and practices of providing social services to culturally diverse populations
– Software applications commonly used in program management• Skill in:
– Analyzing programs and services, and structuring new programs and improvements

• Ability to:
– Effectively manage human, fiscal and material resources
– Interpret federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines
– Address the public and professional groups
– Analyze complex situations and evaluate alternatives prior to making decisions
– Analyze administrative and personnel, problems and identify appropriate solutions
– Train and effectively manage assigned staff
– Exercise independent judgment and initiative to effectively carry out difficult assignments
– Address and motivate the public and professional groups
– Prepare and maintain complex reports and records
– Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
– Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
– Follow written and verbal instructions
– Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Click Here to Apply


Bringing together the public health and private sector to combat tobacco

September 9, 2014

CapturePlease join APHA, CVS Health, the acting surgeon general and our distinguished panel to discuss new approaches to helping Americans live tobacco-free lives.

We will explore how traditional and nontraditional partners can come together to reduce tobacco use and ultimately improve population health and reduce costs to the health care system. A diverse panel will discuss this critical health concern and look for new solutions. We hope you will be able to watch our live webcast and participate via the hashtag #APHATobacco.

Georges Benjamin, MD – APHA
William Shrank, MD, MSHS – CVS Health

Acting Surgeon General RADM Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH

Shari Davidson – National Business Group on Health
Thomas Menighan – American Pharmacists Association
Matthew Myers – Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

Moderated by:
Lyndon Haviland, DrPH


September 23
7am- 10am Arizona Time

Watch the webcast live on Sept 23

9/17 Live Broadcast: Selecting State Health Improvement Plan Priorities

September 9, 2014



Congratulations to Heather McAlister – New FDA Lead Inspector/Health Program Manager II

September 5, 2014

Please help me in congratulating Heather in her new role on the tobacco team!

Ms. McAlister has military and government institutional knowledge as well as inspection, investigation, supervisory knowledge and experience which spans over a sixteen year time period. She graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavior, Health and Management Degree.  In her current position beginning in December of 2010, Ms. McAlister serves as the Back-Up Program Coordinator and Commissioned Officer/Tobacco Inspector under the FDA Tobacco Compliance Program contract. Ms. McAlister has conducted over 3,000 field inspections of tobacco retailers to establish compliance to federal tobacco laws including undercover buy operations with high school age minors/youth inspectors, advertising and labeling inspections, handling and processing of evidence gathered and preparation of investigative reports and other documentation as required by the FDA. Ms. McAlister has created presentations for training as well as standard operation procedures for various program functions; scheduled, coordinated, conducted and oversaw trainings for youth inspectors, chaperones, subcontractors and staff.  She has an understanding of and familiarity with State and Federal tobacco control laws, public health principles and environmental health and regulatory procedures.

Additionally, Ms. McAlister has been instrumental in developing a feasible solution to streamline tobacco enforcement protocol through the CQI process. She has been a valuable team member participating and coming up with creative ideas to solve any obstacles or problems that were presented in the CQI process. As we go forward with implementing the changes as designed by the CQI team; her vast knowledge and experience with the FDA Program since its inception will be invaluable in assuring a successful transition into our new processes.

Congrats Heather and thanks for all you hard work!!



Register for the AZ Asthma & Allergy Conference: Early Bird Pricing Ends Sept 10th!

September 4, 2014

Early Bird pricing end on September 10th!  Take advantage now to get discounted registration for the 8th Annual Arizona Asthma & Allergy Clinical Conference on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. at the University of Phoenix, Tempe Campus. The theme of the conference is Asthma and Allergy: Wheezing and Sneezing in the Desert. The conference will explore the relationship of allergy and asthma, and include three tracks:

•  Connecting with Patients – adherence & motivational interviewing
•  Clinical Practice – best clinical practices, complications of asthma & COPD in adults
•  School Nurses – sessions on exercise & asthma, food allergies

Learn about the latest research and treatments for asthma and allergies.

CME/CEU credits will be provided for physicians, PAs, nurses, nurse practitioners, and respiratory care practitioners.

Click Here for the conference brochure.      Click Here for the registration form.

Registration is payable by check or by PayPal at<>.

ADHS Job Alert: Tobacco CDC Grant Program Manager

August 28, 2014

Click Here for information on this opportunity with ADHS.

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2014 Arizona Smokers’ Helpline Annual Report

August 4, 2014

Please see the following link for the 2014 ASHLine Annual Report

ASHLine Annual Report 2014