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Programs Manager - STD, Adult Hepatitis, and Syringe Services (SAS) - Washington State Department of Health

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Location: Tumwater, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: December 10, 2017
Job #12063
Posted: November 28, 2017

About the Position and Office
Reporting to the Director of the Office of Infectious Disease, the SAS Programs Manager is responsible for creating and implementing a statewide vision to reduce the incidence and impact of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and Adult Viral Hepatitis (AVH) and, build a successful Syringe Services Program (SSP) network in Washington. This position is responsible and accountable for:

  • Ongoing assessment of statewide needs related to STD and AVH prevention and care; and SSPs
  • Development and oversight of annual programmatic and financial plans
  • Development of strong networks of stakeholders and communications with these stakeholders
  • Making recommendations and supporting policy development
  • Interpretation and accurate application of broad federal and/or state laws, rules, and policies related to STDs; AVH; and, SSP
  • Coordination of public health programming and business development to extend the reach of public health service delivery
  • Coordination of community engagement activities to better address STD, AVH and substance use issues
  • Successful achievement of the outcomes and responsibilities that support the agency’s mission to protect and improve the health of people in Washington.

The SAS Programs Manager is responsible for a staff of fifteen (15); and for an approx. $6.9 million biennial budget (from multiple funding sources), as well as for approx. $3 million in annual contracts. 
The Office of Infectious Disease provides services to prevent and control sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, adult viral hepatitis and assesses the incidence and prevalence of these diseases.  The office is also responsible for the HIV Client Services Early Intervention Program which pays for drugs and limited medical care for low-income, eligible HIV-positive individuals.  It tracks and assesses disease and health conditions by collecting, analyzing and evaluating data.  It maintains databases that aid targeting resources toward current data trends.


What We’re Looking For:
The ideal candidate is a transformative leader comfortable with experimentation and ambiguity, who is able to problem-solve complex issues, can build an effective team through direction, delegation and removing obstacles; a leader who develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of the different audiences served, who supports and empowers staff when making tough decisions, and recognizes the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

As well as demonstrated experience in the following leadership competencies:
  • Know Yourself – Demonstrates self-awareness, self-management, ethics, integrity, and continual growth and learning. A person who knows themselves is able to identify their thoughts, feelings, and wants and then effectively put them into words in the moment. They ask for feedback, are aware of their patterns, strengths and limitations, and they seek knowledge to continually learn and grow from their experiences. They act with integrity, follow-through, and model the way.
  • Understand Others:  Demonstrates interpersonal awareness and the ability to be inclusive. A person who understands others knows that everyone has their own experience of any given situation. They seek to understand all perspectives and leverage the generative nature of differing opinions and experiences so that outcomes are of the highest quality.
  • See the Whole:  Demonstrates organizational and political awareness, relationship building skills, and effective decision making. A person who sees the whole understands how the agency is connected in vision, mission and function. They are able to balance state government, DOH Division, office, and stakeholder interests to make effective decisions as well as champion decisions that have been made. They know the importance of relationships in understanding all perspectives and demonstrate effective group behaviors.
  • Create an Environment of Success:  Demonstrates the ability to integrate performance leadership into program activities, provide coaching and mentoring for improved success, provide personalize recognition and celebrate successes, and displays characteristics of interpersonal influence:  A person who creates an environment of success is able to clearly articulate their vision and expectations to their team and garner commitment.  They ensure accountability and continued success through feedback, coaching, and recognition.  They diligently apply the PLAN, DO, CHECKISTUDY, ACT methodology to ensure that activities are effective and efficient.

This position reports to the Director of the Office of Infectious Disease and falls under the Washington Management Services (WMS) guidelines.  To learn more about WMS visit,  
The annual range of compensation is between $74,604 and $100,344, depending upon qualifications. 
Washington State offers a full benefits package including vacation and sick leave, family medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement, and deferred compensation, visit
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer.  DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful.  It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.  Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Cher Williams at (360) 236-4545,, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.

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