Public Health Job Opportunities

Health Program Manager

Deadline: 8/9/18

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an experienced individual with public health program management, grant and contract management experience. Candidate must have strong communication skills and ability to interpret federal and state regulations. Join our team within our Child Lead Poisoning Prevention Program within our Public Health Division! 

This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act.

Examples of Work

  • Plan, organize, and coordinate the technical and operational activities of lead poisoning prevention program and other programs as needed.
  • Monitors grant activities, program budget, contracts/sub-awards; reviews and approves work plans and payments; provides technical assistance to contract/sub-award recipients to ensure the goals and objectives of the program are met.
  • Develop work plans, contracts, grant applications, and program reports; evaluate and perform quality assurance functions to ensure work performed for the program is in compliance with state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Conduct outreach/education/training activities to statewide community of various audiences; coordinate stakeholder relationships and internal/external working groups; develop and implement primary and secondary prevention initiatives.
  • Develop and recommend new or revised policies, procedures, and guidelines to respond to changes in program needs, objectives, and priorities and to maintain or improve the effectiveness of the program.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate collection of demographic and administrative data to determine program needs, to assess program performance and effectiveness, and for future initiatives, programs, and services.
  • Coordinate information and services with state and federal agencies, local health departments, health professionals, community organizations, and families for the prevention and control of lead poisoning and other diseases and exposures.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must have combination of training and/or experience that will enable the incumbent to possess the required entry knowledge and abilities. Candidate must have coursework/training in public health, public administration, and/or health sciences and experience in an agency organization with responsibility for planning, implementation, budgeting, monitoring, evaluating, and marketing a program or service.

PREFERRED: Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, or public administration is preferred.

KSAs: Candidate must have knowledge of the principles and practices of administration including planning, organizing, budgeting and staffing; the principles of grant writing and grant administration; the techniques of research, planning and evaluation; the practices and techniques of management. Candidate must have ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and standards, agency rules, policies and procedures, and technical narrative material; communicate effectively; effectively interact with program representatives and the public; apply instructions; summarize program and administrative data/statistics into reports; and use data to formulate short and long range plans. Candidates must be skilled in using Office software (Microsoft Excel, Access). This job requires excellent, demonstrated oral and written communication skills.