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Program Manager-Communicable Disease - Tacoma Pierce County Health Department

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Location: Tacoma, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: March 21, 2018
Job #12308
Posted: February 21, 2018

The Communicable Disease Control Division seeks a Full-time (1.0 FTE.) Regular status, Program Manager.  This position requires professional knowledge, clinical experience and responsibility in communicable disease control.  Experience leading or supervising other professionals in a clinical setting is expected.

This position reports to a Division Director with responsibility for planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating operations for the Network/PH Consultants, Immunization, and STD/HIV Programs.

This person will manage, direct, hire, develop and evaluate a diverse group of staff. The incumbent will develop, implement, and monitor operational goals and objectives to support the Department’s strategic directions and in line with the Department’s core values of respect, integrity and leadership. This position will collaborate with community partners and other external and internal stakeholders to achieve program goals and objectives. This position will represent these Programs on agency-wide initiatives and workgroups.

Some of what you’ll do:

  • Engage in strategic planning at the program, divisional and departmental levels.
  • Provide leadership and direction to multi-disciplinary program staff in the Communicable Disease Division.
  • Mentor, coach and manage program staff, including hiring, training, employee performance review, investigation and resolution of disciplinary matters.
  • Develop, prioritize, implement and monitor program or project goals and objectives.
  • Implement and manage quality improvement work to ensure effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Develop and manage complex program budgets, including recommendations to support  fee schedule adjustments, identify revenue generating sources, and determine program staffing levels.
  • Negotiate and manage grants, interagency agreements or similar revenue contracts.
  • Develop and manage service contracts, including scope of work, Request for Proposal, vendor selection and contract management.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to achieve program or project goals and objectives regarding assurance strategies, regulatory and compliance issues, and prevention and treatment strategies.
  • Identify and manage project/program data needs, and perform data analysis to develop recommendations for quality improvement and implementation efforts.
  • Write complex analytical reports.
  • Develop, interpret, advise and implement regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Conduct internal administrative hearings for resolving regulatory issues.
  • Represent the department on inter-jurisdictional committees and task forces.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and provide content for communications processes related to program or project work.

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Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

Work Setting: Work is performed almost exclusively indoors in an office environment. Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found in government office environments.

Physical Demands: None.
Tools and Equipment: Duties require the use of standard office furniture and equipment (e.g., desk, filing cabinet, computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, etc.)

Travel: Driving a vehicle requiring a license. Some travel is required, and is typically local or regional, to meet with clients, conduct business, or attend or provide training. Occasional out-of-state travel may be required.

When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned duties that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations other than the department.

What you bring to the table:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of program or project management and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of and skill in providing effective leadership, direction and supervision.
  • Knowledge related to a specific program or project may be required which may include the ability to apply understanding of disparate health impacts on race and poverty.
  • Skill in analyzing, compiling, and assessing data, e.g., budgets, goals and objectives, grants & contracts, etc.
  • Skill in planning, organizing and managing program or project activities to meet established objectives.
  • Ability to interpret and apply federal, state and local laws and regulations, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population of clients, community based agencies, and departmental personnel.
  • Managing resources: Demonstrates broad understanding of principles of financial and resource management; sets priorities and prepares program budgets; effectively allocates staff and other resources to meet objectives in a cost-effective and timely manner; meets EEO compliance and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Collaboration and partnering: Builds strong alliances and attempts to find common ground with a wide range of stakeholders; engages in cross-functional activities and collaborates across boundaries.
  • Mentoring:Helps others to fulfill their potential by providing advice, encouragement, and the necessary resources based on one’s own knowledge and experience
  • Influencing and negotiation: Persuades others and builds consensus through a process of give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; facilitates win/win situations.
  • Quality control: Establishes and sustains the highest standards of quality; inspires and motivates others to meet those standards; consistently reassesses processes in order to assure quality standards are met.
  • Creativity and innovation: Develops and considers alternatives to conventional approaches; encourages the generation and adoption of new ideas to improve existing programs and processes.
  • Change management: Serves as a positive agent for changes in the organization’s structural assignment, climate or operational processes. Ensures effective implementation of required changes.
  • Who should apply:

    Bachelor’s degree and five years experience in a related health field, business management or public administration, or the equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential functions of work.

    Required Certifications and Licensure

    • A position assigned to this classification may have a required license or certification related to the field of work i.e., Registered Nurse, Geologist, etc.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract is required prior to employment.
    • Master’s Degree in related field.
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