Public Health Program Director 2

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Business & Professional Services


Position Description / Responsibilities

Tennessee Department of Health
The Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Family Health and Wellness is hiring a Public Health Program Director 2 Executive Service. This position will be a member of the team that oversees the implementation of the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease Prevention and School Health program strategies and activities related to the prevention of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke as well as ensuring that all funding requirements are met. This position is in the Public Health Program Director 2 job class and is an executive service position.
Responsibilities include professional public health program development and administrative work, such as:
• Provide central office program management and technical consultation to field services staff and other sub-recipients for their assigned domain and related activities across the state. Technical assistance to sub-recipients includes the development and implementation of work plan activities, site monitoring and evaluation activities in order to assure grant strategies are meeting identified performance and outcome measures.
• Maintain knowledge of the latest research and evidence-based practice on the prevention and/or control of chronic diseases to share with community partners, contractors, and local health department staff through multiple avenues, including local, regional and statewide meetings, conference calls, training opportunities and written material development.
• Oversee the performance of day to day administrative tasks such as: maintaining program files documenting grant activities; preparing budgets by analyzing program costs/expenditures; ensuring that all departmental and CDC policies and procedures are followed; and coordination with the team to write and submit all CDC reporting requirements. The incumbent may supervise at least one central office Public Health Educator who supports implementation of specific program components.
• Collaborate with the Chronic Disease Director, the Program Director 3, staff epidemiologist and other Chronic Disease Prevention team members to plan and implement program evaluation activities ensuring performance measures in the Chronic Disease Prevention, School Health or Health Promotion grants are being met.


Position Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to substantial (five or more years of) full-time increasingly responsible professional health program work including, at least, two years of full-time supervisory work. A degree in Public Health, Health Education, Health Sciences, Community Health or related degree fields is highly desired.
• Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework in a business or a health related field may be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, for one year of the required nonsupervisory experience.
• Substitution of Experience for Education: Additional qualifying professional experience may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of four years.

Reminder: This job posting is open until filled so interested applicants should apply as soon as possible.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.
The State of Tennessee is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer


Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit their resume to Charlotte Woods, Charlotte.Woods@tn.gov Please write Chronic Disease Prevention and School Health PD2 in the email’s subject line.

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