University of Nebraska Medical Center

DHHS Program Manager I

Deadline: 8/17/18

Under limited supervision, responsible for the management and oversight of a single program with limited scope or multifaceted functions of a program within the Department of Health and Human Services. Performs activities necessary to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the activities of an assigned program with limited scope or multiple program function(s) through the supervision of subordinate program staff; manages resources necessary to operate and maintain assigned program function(s); develops and/or revises the assigned program/functions operating policies, procedures and objectives within agency and/or regulatory guidelines; coordinates program/function services with other State, local and federal agencies, health professionals and service agencies; performs related work as assigned. 

Weekdays 8am-5pm, flexibility allowed for 8 hour workdays between 7:30am – 5:30pm, based on approval from supervisor and to meet program needs

NSOB – Lincoln, 3rd Floor

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


Are you a proven leader and passionate about helping people? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you – Public Health Program Manager. You will provide comprehensive oversight of three infectious disease-related grants: Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, and HIV. All programs include prevention and surveillance activities, including monitoring disease outbreaks, conducting case investigations and supporting local entities with investigations, promoting disease awareness/education, coordinating disease testing, and managing prevention services. Together, with your team, you will develop grant applications, reports, and budgets that are submitted to CDC, and also will serve as primary contact with CDC and other funders. You will monitor grant activities and budget expenditures to assure over $1.3 million federal grant funds are maximized. You will lead approximately four (4) staff who are subject matter experts on the infectious diseases and monitor the execution of contracts and subawards for services conducted by external partners. You will plan, organize and direct activities of the team by establishing work priorities to meet goals and objectives of grants, as well as coordinate and communicate with external partners, health associations, medical providers, and stakeholders to meet needs of Nebraskans impacted by these infectious diseases. Our goal is, to be honest, trustworthy, competent and loyal. We strive to be transparent and accountable. We’ve established a set of Values and Core Competencies. These are the behaviors and attitudes that are the foundation of a great culture, where you can do your best work every day. Some overnight travel may be required.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, social/behavioral sciences, education, health sciences, public health, law or related field and experience in program planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluating program functions or supervising/management staff and budgets. Related coursework, training and/or education may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED: Experience in the field of HIV/AIDS or other infectious disease program provision/management.

OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.

KSA: Successful candidates will possess knowledge of business and management principles including planning, budgeting, resource allocation and human resources; the principles of grant writing and grant administration; the techniques of research, planning, and evaluation; work performance or other standards of development; policy development; and will be able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing. A successful candidate will be knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS and/or other infectious diseases. Ability to: plan, assign, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; learn, apply and interpret agency policies and procedures relating to the assigned program or function; learn, apply and interpret State and federal laws and standards; develop and maintain effective relationships with program representatives and the public; apply instructions; summarize program and administrative data/statistics into reports; formulate goals and plans; manage time and workflow of oneself and that of others to meet deadlines; demonstrate professionalism; operate basic computer software and hardware.

View the job description and apply online here.