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Job Title:  Administrative Services Officer 4 
Job Reference ID:  56273 
Grade:  23 
Posted Date:  05/21/2020 
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Job Description

This position manages the communications team for the Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity (BNPA), which includes federally and state funded programs such as: Arizona WIC Program, AZ Health Zone, Folic Acid, Breastfeeding Peer Counseling, Empower, Empower PLUS+, AZ School Surveillance, Healthy Arizona Policy Initiative, etc.


 Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans”

Administrative Services Officer 4

Division of Prevention/Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity

Location: 150 N. 18th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007


COME WORK WITH US!  The Arizona Department of Health Services is hiring passionate and dedicated individuals looking to make a difference in the public health industry.  We offer a robust benefit package, which includes the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program where employees may be eligible after 6 months of employment.  Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.


To learn more about ADHS CLICK HERE


This position manages the communications team for the Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity (BNPA), which includes federally and state funded programs such as: Arizona WIC Program, AZ Health Zone, Folic Acid, Breastfeeding Peer Counseling, Empower, Empower PLUS+, AZ School Surveillance, Healthy Arizona Policy Initiative, etc.

What will I be doing in this job?

-         Managing the planning, development, and implementation of the Bureau communications plan, which includes social marketing and health communication strategies for all programs

-         Coordinating comprehensive progress and outcome evaluation of efforts to ensure that they are timely and effective for the target audience

-         Overseeing the relationships between contracted advertising agencies/public relations firms and the Bureau's programs

-         Supervising the consultation and technical assistance that is given to state and local program personnel in assuring services, materials, information and education efforts are culturally relevant

-         Partnering with program managers and directs the work and assignments of subordinate staff

-         Interviewing and appointing for vacant positions, evaluating performance, developing improvement plans, authorizing leave, providing training and administering disciplinary actions, as needed

-         Managing and directing subordinate staff (work assignments, setting priorities, hiring, discipline, provide training, approving leave requests, and preparing evaluations)

-         Completing data analysis, completing written reports in regards to the communication's team activities and outputs, and assisting bureau leadership in the finalization of their reports

-         Writing RFP/RFQ's for social marketing activities such as printing, video development, TV commercials, smart telephone apps, web design, and other media

-         Overseeing the preparation of documents such as State Plans, talking points for the Director, and public announcements for the PIO

What does this job require?

-         Primary elements of social marketing: planning, formative research, needs assessment, research design, monitoring tools and evaluation methodologies which focus on public health education and promotional techniques

-         Importance behind low literacy and health literacy principles

-         Principles, practices, and theories of health promotion

-         Weight-inclusive and trauma informed approaches

-         Equity and social determinants of health

-         Effective community engagement strategies

-         Program administration with special reference to planning, organizing, and directing comprehensive communications activities

-         USDA nutrition programs

-         State procurement and contracting procedures

-         Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies

-         Management, leadership, and human resources

-         Interpersonal relations, as applied to contacts with subordinate staff, managers and representatives of other governmental agencies, community organizations, and the public

-         Analyzing and evaluation a variety of nutrition and health data to identify problems and make determinations regarding concepts and practices of the administration of national, state, and local public health delivery systems

-         Financial management

-         Problem-solving, strategic thinking, negotiation, and sounds judgment

-         Planning and executing projects and programs

-         Written and oral communication

-         Communicate and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities

-         Plan, organize, and direct the work of others

-         Plan, conduct, and evaluate social marketing campaigns, special events, and promotions

-         Manage personnel and communicate effectively both internally and with external partners

-         Think creatively while keeping campaign goals in mind

-         Travel to various locations for meetings, presentations, and events

-         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



The ideal candidate will have:

-         Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Communications, Health education or related degree with at least 5 years' experience managing complex programs

-         Master's degree in related field may substitute for 2 years of experience

-         Preference will be given to candidates with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Licenses and Certifications?

Driving is required for State Business.

-          Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the 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).


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


-  Affordable medical and dental insurance plans

-   Paid vacation and sick time

-   10 paid holidays per year

-   Wellness program and plans

-   Life insurance

-   Short/long-term disability insurance


-  Defined retirement plan 

-  Award winning Infant at Work program

-  Credit union membership

-  Transit subsidy

-  ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program


CLICK HERE for more information on State benefits



ADHS Mission

To promote, protect and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.


ADHS Vision

Health and Wellness for all Arizonians



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.


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


Having trouble applying for this position?

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


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