Public Health Program Manager

Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on May 10, 2024
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1373 - Public Health Program Manager I (Tobacco Prevention)

Salary Grade: 14

Pay Range
Hiring Range: $60,487 - $66,536 Annually
Full Range: $60,487 - $84,682 Annually 

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.        

Are you passionate about improving community health and ready to lead critical public health initiatives? The Pima County Health Department is seeking a Public Health Program Manager I to manage the Tobacco Prevention program. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on public health and well-being in our community. This grant-funded position involves leading the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of various public health programs designed to enhance health outcomes for the populations of the County.

In this position, you will utilize your deep understanding of public health principles, program management, and data analysis to effectively oversee and guide your programs from conception through evaluation. Your ability to engage with the community and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team will be crucial as you work together with local stakeholders and community partners to tackle pressing public health issues. This role is ideal for someone who is committed to public health, possesses strong leadership qualities, and has a proven track record in program management and execution. If you are looking to lead change and contribute to the health and prosperity of Pima County, we look forward to your application. Join us in our mission to promote, protect, and improve the health of all Pima County residents. 

This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.



As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, this classification may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class. Work assignments may vary depending on the department’s need and will be communicated to the application or incumbent by the supervisor. 

  • Develops, implements, and manages public health programs and initiatives in alignment with department goals and public health priorities; 

  • Oversees execution of program activities and grant deliverables, including outreach, education, and service delivery; 

  • Ensures programs are carried out efficiently and effectively, adhering to timelines and budgets; 

  • Monitors program progress and makes adjustments as needed to achieve desired outcomes; 

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets program data to assess impact and effectiveness; 

  • Uses data to inform program improvements, identify trends, and measure outcomes; 

  • Prepares and presents program reports to internal stakeholders and senior leadership; 

  • Builds and maintains relationships with community partners, local agencies, and stakeholders; 

  • Develops and manages program budgets, including grant budgets, ensuring efficient allocations of resources and expenditures; 

  • Supervises and mentors program staff, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities. 


Minimum Qualifications

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in healthcare administration, public health,  public or business administration or a related field as determined by the department head at the time of recruitment, and four years of related experience managing public health programs, clinics and/or community-based initiatives.

    (Relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)  


  2. Three years of experience with Pima County as a Public Health Program Coordinator, or other related management or supervisor or coordinator level job classification.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):  

  1. Minimum two (2) years experience leading tobacco control activities including outreach, education, cessation, media campaign, and/or policy.
  2. Minimum four (4) years experience collaborating and/or building partnerships with schools, community organizations, tribal nations, and/or community groups.
  3. Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, public administration, or related field.
  4. Minimum two (2) years experience supervising staff, as well as coordinating work activities.
  5. Minimum two (2) years experience with state or federal budget management.