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Date:  Feb 23, 2021
Req ID:  4508

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36154

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205


Position Number: 22077922

County: Pulaski    City: Little Rock

Posting end date: 3/08/21

AR Minority Health Commission


Additional Preferences:


**This position requires travel, some night and weekend work**


Experience driving recreational vehicle, mobile health unit or school bus preferred.

Experience in community health education.
Experience in community health service, health education/science, social services, education, wellness science, and prevention specialist preferred.

Primary responsibilities require knowledge, skills and abilities that will support the following job duties

I. Technical Assistance for mobile health unit
-Maintain health unit records, updating files, obtaining personal health information.

-Assess needs and provide technical assistance to communities for health screenings.

-Provide health education information for community members.

II. Activity Planning
-Collaborate and schedule mobile health unit with community partners.

-Provide monthly calendars and reports for health screenings
-Develop, coordinate, and conduct mobile health unit activities with agency, schools, and other community groups.


Hiring Official: S. Love

Recruitment Contact: Sheila.Smith@arkansas.gov – 501-661-2268

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


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


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.


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.



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.



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: Little Rock