Chief People Office :


Job Information
Job Title:  Office Chief - Cancer Prevention and Control 
Job Reference ID:  47797 
Grade:  23 
Posted Date:  06/11/2019 
Close Date:   
Job Description

The Office Chief position is responsible for providing leadership for both long-range vision and day-to-day operations and activities of the Cancer Program. This position is critical to the agency's


150 N. 18th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

 Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.


Visit our website at

Office Chief – Cancer Prevention and Control

Prevention/Office of Tobacco and Chronic Disease


The Office Chief position is responsible for providing leadership for both long-range vision and day-to-day operations and activities of the Cancer Program. This position is critical to the agency's

mission because it supervises the day to day activities and program staff for the Well Woman

Health Check Program and the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, both of which are funded

by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). This position is also instrumental in ensuring collaboration with the Arizona Cancer Coalition, national and state cancer partners, and ensuring that data quality for the CDC Cancer Surveillance and Tracking data system is maintained with the highest data quality standards.


What will I be doing in this job?

-        Effective and efficient management of the Office of Cancer Prevention and Control

-        Hiring and training of staff, supervision of staff, writing of performance evaluations and requests for spot incentives

-        Recruiting of state and national partners

-        Maximizing of resources, collaborative planning

-        Creating work plans addressing all deliverables for CCC and WWHP

-        Ensuring compliance with appropriate state and federal statutes governing program

-        operations

-        Working with ADHS Procurement to write scopes of work for RFP's and IGAS

-        Attending Offeror's Conferences

-        Evaluating proposals and making recommendations for award of contracts and funding

-        Monitoring contractors for compliance with contract provisions and coordinating the

-        contract reconciliation process; authorizes payment to contractors

-        Tracking program expenditures, expending 95% of the budget and authorizing contract

-        amendments

-        Creating program budgets for submission to CDC and other funding organizations

-        Monitoring deliverables and submitting work plans and reports to funders

-        Providing WWHP contractors ongoing technical assistance as they improve screening rates

-        and quality of services within their clinics

-        Continually striving to increase resources available to vulnerable populations in Arizona

-        Working collaboratively with partners (tribes, TGen, UA Cancer Center) to apply for grants opportunities aligned with Arizona's prioritized needs

-        Participating in national and state level boards driving cancer prevention and control

-        Participating in the planning of the CDC's annual cancer conference

-        Building and maintaining relationships with national, state and local cancer leaders to enhance resources available to the program and recruit participation in the Arizona Cancer Coalition and associated work groups

-        Participating as a speaker/planner in national and local conferences

-        Serving on advisory boards when requested, continually sharing the great strides made by

-        the CDC's Cancer Prevention and Control Programs

-        Collaborating with internal and external leaders (Arizona Cancer Coalition) to set cancer

-        priorities for Arizona

-        Providing ongoing technical assistance and support to Arizona Cancer Coalition work groups

-        Using work group action plans to drive creation of the Arizona Cancer Control Plan

-        Aligning said plan with the Arizona Health Improvement Plan

-        Participating in coalition work group meetings to monitor progress and to facilitate CCC

-        reporting to CDC

-        Reporting to AzHIP staff on work plan progress

-        Holding quarterly Arizona Cancer Coalition Steering Committee meetings

-        Working with Coalition Chair to maintain Arizona Cancer Coalition momentum

-        Serving as the convener to address cancer issues across the state

-        Adjusting process, contracts and deliverables in an ongoing manner, keeping current with

-        the focus of CDC and other funders

-        Nimbly addressing problematic issues for the WWHP or CCC

-        Using Core Quality Indicator report for WWHP contractor performance monitoring

-        Addressing those quality issues promptly, when necessary

-        Working closely with Data Manager, Data Supervisor, and Claims Analysts to stay current on

issues encountered by the program


What does this job require?

-        Masters of Public Health, or related degree, and at least 5 years’ experience managing complex programs with multiple funding sources

-        Experience with the principles and practices of public health regarding Cancer Prevention

-        and Control, CDC operations, statutes and agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to public health

-        Knowledge/experience of State procurement and contracting procedures

-        Extensive knowledge of management theory and application including planning, organizing

-        and directing programs

-        Extensive knowledge of the principles of human resource management

-        Experience with the principles and practices of administration, of national, state and local public health delivery systems, of automated data management systems

-        Extensive knowledge of systems theory and consensus building models in developing

-        cooperation and coordination among varied disciplines, agencies, and the community at large

-        Extensive knowledge regarding operationalizing of systems change and evidence based initiatives in clinics and health plans targeting cancer prevention and control

-        Knowledge of available data sources and their ability to drive program planning

-        Skill in work management and leadership

-        Oral and written communication and interpersonal relations

-        Analyzing and evaluating a variety of data to identify problems and make determinations regarding health promotion and disease prevention

-        Interpreting federal regulations, in fiscal management, and in policy analysis

-        Skill in facilitation of diverse groups at the local and national levels to collaborate on creation of goals and objectives

-        Program policy and design

-        Grant applications and reports

-        Ability to convene and collaborate with leaders from competitive organizations

-        Ability to lead said group through collaborative decision making processes

-        Ability to lead diverse stakeholders through collaborative projects of many types

-        Ability to review policy and operationalize said policy in program action

-        Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal

-        opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment

-        that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination


What are the preferred qualifications for this job?

-        Academic training and continuing education, classes and internships/field work in public health management, professional experience 


All Arizona State employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.



The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

-        High quality selection of medical and dental insurance plans

-        Retirement plan  

-        Generous  separate leave banks (Vacation and Sick)

-        10 paid holidays per year

-        Deferred compensation plan

-        Wellness program and plans

-        Award winning Infant at Work program

-        Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-        Short-term disability insurance

-        Credit union membership

-        Transit subsidy

-        Central location with covered parking

Employment Requirements

May require possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


-        Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

-        All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

-        Click the APPLY NOW button to submit your application.


Having trouble applying for this position?

Email [email protected] or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.



Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $0.00-65,350.00 


Close Massege Box

Welcome to Linkages Experience Accessibility. Loading please wait...

To pause and unpause the screen reader use Ctrl + SpaceBar.
To review and adjust the settings press the Back Slash "\".
To toggle on and off the list of keyboard commands press Alt + "K".
↑ and ↓ arrows use to select dropdowns and radio buttons.
Ctrl + Alt + ↑ = Move up one row.
Ctrl + Alt + ↓ = Move down one row.
Spacebar use to select checkboxes or button.
Ctrl + Shift + Backspace = Close the reader to allow third party readers to function or reopen it.

To exit any menu click the ESC key.

Here is a complete list of Keyboard Commands for this toolbar.
  • \ = List selected hotkeys
  • Ctrl + spacebar = Play or Pause Audio Reader
  • Alt + K = Keyboard Commands
  • Alt + F1 or Alt + H = Access Help and Technical support
  • Alt + M = Menu
  • Alt + S = Access the toolbar settings
  • Alt + I = Text increase font size
  • Alt + D = Text decrease font size
  • Alt + P = Readable text
  • Alt + L = Highlight links
  • Alt + N = Keyboard navigation
  • Alt + J = Grayscale
  • Alt + Y = Contrast
  • Alt + T = High Contrast
  • Alt + R = Clear Settings
  • Alt + 7 = Increase voice pitch
  • Alt + 8 = Decrease voice pitch
  • Alt + 9 = Increase audio rate
  • Alt + 0 = Decrease audio rate
  • Alt + + or Alt + V = Increase volume
  • Alt + - or Alt + B = Decrease volume
  • Esc = Exit the toolbar or any dialog
  • Ctrl + F5 = Refresh Page
  • Tab = Navigate to the next element
  • Shift + Tab = Navigate back
  • Ctrl + Alt + ↑ = Move up one row
  • Ctrl + Alt + ↓ = Move down one row
  • Alt + C = Access Certification
  • Ctrl + Shift + X = Close or open this toolbar
  • Ctrl + Shift + Backspace = Full close or open this service (with page reloading)
  • ↑ and ↓ arrows use to select dropdowns and radio buttons
  • Spacebar use to select checkboxes or button

Close Massege Box

Accessibility Tools

Accesibility guy
Linkages Experience
Accesibility guy
Linkages Experience
help Report Accessibility
Issues and Help
Close Linkages Experience
Play Play
Stop Stop
Pause Pause
Certification Certification
Hide Hide