Tobacco Use and Prevention Manager

Recruitment #190821-UNCX-346


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Tobacco Use and Prevention Manager providing support to Center for Chronic Disease, Prevention, & Health Promotion. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34002917) in state government, located in Oklahoma City. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to$72,704.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position manages all aspects of the Tobacco Use and Prevention branch within the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, supervising four direct reports who provide supervision to one additional individual in the area of Cessation Systems Initiatives, serving as the Principal Investigator on grants as assigned, overseeing the successful implementation and reporting of comprehensive tobacco control services for CDC and other related projects, and providing support and expertise for policy development. This position is also responsible for administrative support for the state tobacco control coalition.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Manages the Tobacco Use and Prevention branch of the Center through individual staff and joint team supervision to ensure appropriate training, technical assistance, and consultation to communities and partners statewide to support state and local efforts to reduce tobacco use. 
• Consult with OSDH staff and tribal partners in identifying and developing culturally-appropriate approaches to reduce tobacco use among tribal populations.
• Provide supervision to the tobacco staff and assure that all program goals, objectives and activities associated with the CDC grant program are implemented in accordance with the grant application.
• Responsible for timely and adequate compliance of federal grants and any other tobacco-related grants as assigned.
• Responsible for ensuring adherence to TSET contract deliverables as well as obligations to the OSDH-TSET partnerships and TSET’s tobacco control contractors.
• Provides expert consultation and guidance on effective, evidence based and comprehensive tobacco prevention and control interventions.
• Serves in an administrative support capacity to the state tobacco control coalition and participates in internal and external workgroups and meetings that focus on health improvements related to tobacco control.
• Prepares and screens all tobacco-related data and information destined for internal or external partners, as well as media outlets.
• Ensures adequate and appropriate evaluation of tobacco initiatives.
• Establishes and maintains vital relationships with other agency officials and participates in the Center’s leadership meetings to problem-solve, plan and maintain communication across all Center branches.

Education and Experience
Master's Degree in Public health, community health, health promotion, behavioral health, social work, public administration, education or other related field.  Also a minimum of two to four years working on public health related efforts that employ a collective impact approach and focus on changing policies, systems and environments for population-level health improvement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of planning, community-based programs, and public health principles; evidence-based practices related to tobacco control and chronic disease prevention. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and collaborate as an effective team member; communicate effectively both orally and in writing, exercise sound judgment, and analyze and resolve highly complex situations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone.

Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.