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HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

Date:  Sep 14, 2021
Req ID:  11718
Location: 

Harrisburg, AR, US, 72432

Category:  AR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Anticipated Starting Salary:  36154.98

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205

 

Position Number: 22125543

County: Poinsett        City: Harrisburg

Posting End Date: 09/27/21 
Center for Local Public Health – Poinsett County Health Unit

 

Additional Preferences:  

 

Must be proficient in customer service and have excellent computer skills.

 

Experience with Data Entry is preferred.

 

Experience with Word and Excel is preferred. Must be able to type forty (40) to sixty (60) words per minute.

 

Experience with multi-line telephones is required.

 

Must have the ability to multi-task.

 

Hiring Official:  E. Seftar

Recruitment Contact: Karmesha.Smith@arkansas.gov - 501-534-6140.


The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: L053C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00

Summary

The Health Program Specialist I is responsible for planning, developing, initiating, and maintaining public health programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Trains, supervises, and coordinates work schedules of public health program staff. Determines health program goals and objectives based on state and agency directives, and existing laws and regulations. Assists in monitoring program effectiveness and cost analyses, in forecasting program service needs and budget, in writing grants and obtaining program funding, and in preparing supporting financial reports and documents. Maintains consistent contact with federal, state, and local officials, and members of the community served by the public health program. Communicates goals and policies of the health program in meetings, committees, conferences, and workgroups. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and practices of public health program administration. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Ability to monitor the effectiveness of programs and services. Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats. Ability to analyze data and prepare reports.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in public health, public health administration, public administration or related field. OR The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public health, public healthadministration, public administration or related field; plus one year of experience in healthprogram administration or operations.  Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Jonesboro