Program Manager

Recruitment #210115-UNCX-26


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Program Manager providing support to the McCurtain County Health Department. This is an unclassified position (PIN #34003879) in state government, located in Idabel, OK.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding 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 $58,708.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position will supervise and manage staff in the completion of assigned functions and activities associated with defined grant objective and goals.  Develops and recommends policies, rules and regulations which pertain to the administration of assigned programs consistent with grant guidelines, federal and state laws; participates in program analysis, including the analysis of problems and needed services.  Directs studies of needs; reviews and analyzes information from studies and projects for immediate and long-range program development; advises subordinate program staff, community partners and other interested groups of the proper interpretation and application of agency rules and policies. Reviews periodic staff reports, administrative audits, program activities and other information to evaluate program effectiveness and quality of service; develops controls to assure accountability for program operation, policy implementation and the maintenance of efficiency in various units. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Serve as content expert of grant objectives. 
• Manage operation implementation of grant strategies.
• Knowledge of agency policies and procedures as well as federal legislation related to assigned agency practices.
• Supervise and evaluate personnel based upon supervisory principles and practices.
• Work with assigned county health departments and community partners to ensure successful implementation of grant initiatives and strategies.
• Utilize county specific data to assess effectiveness of grant initiatives.
• Provide system level assessments of grant programs and services housed within partnering agencies and CHDs to determine quality improvement in regards to grant initiatives.
• Work with and provide support to CHD leadership and report monthly on progress of the project to ensure deliverables are being met
• Ensure adherence to grant deliverables and objectives
• Provide technical assistance to community partners and county health department to address and correct identified errors within systems and services
• Create project management timelines and milestones
• Support community coordination and engagement
• Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience
A master’s degree and two years of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience in public health administration, social work, child support, adult protective services, child welfare, early childhood development and education, guidance and counseling, nursing, developmental disabilities, probation and parole, employment services, public administration, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, juvenile justice, rehabilitation or disability services or counseling, or vocational evaluation or vocational rehabilitation, experience in instructing/directing a community service or recreational program or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional level experience in the above listed areas for each year of the required education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of agency policy; of state and federal regulations relevant to agency programs; of sound methods of administration; of methods of management and planning and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to administer programs and supervise personnel; to maintain effective working relationships with others; and to exercise good judgment in the solution of problems.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree or a bachelors in public health or community health; Minimum of one year’s experience in project management or quality improvement process

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.


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