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Date:  Apr 7, 2021
Req ID:  5671

Llittle Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  45,010

Position Number:  2208-3043
County:  Pulaski
Posting End Date:  Apr 26, 2021
School Health Services

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.



This position will assist public school personnel with implementing activities outlined in Ark. Code Ann. §20-7-135, including school wellness committee requirements, nutrition, and physical activity standards, health and wellness school improvement planning. This position provides guidance and support to district personnel to coordinate school-based health programming, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Whole Child model. Additional responsibilities include acting as a liaison between the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Arkansas Department of Health; serving as a staff member for the Arkansas Child Health Advisory Committee; providing statewide professional development related to school health initiatives. Some in-state and out-of-state travel may be required.


Preferred Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a Master's degree in health education/promotion, public health administration, nursing, social work, nutrition, or related field, plus two years of experience in a K-12 related setting. School health-related experience preferred.

Position Information

Class Code: L043C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00


The Health Program Specialist III is responsible for acting as the senior program specialist by planning, developing, initiating, and maintaining public health programs.  This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Trains, supervises, and coordinates work schedules of public health program staff.  Provides leadership as senior program specialist. Determines health program goals and objectives based on state and agency directives, and existing laws and regulations. Monitors program effectiveness and cost analyses, forecasts program service needs and budget, writes grants, obtains program funding, and prepares 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 in oral and written formats. Ability to plan multiple program components. Ability to analyze data and prepare reports. Ability to supervise and evaluate personnel and program performance. Ability to review and analyze financial data and develop budgets.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in public health, public health administration, public administration or related field; plus two years of experience in health program administration or operations, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. OR The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public health, public health administration, public administration or a related field; plus three years of experience in health program administration or operations, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. 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