Health Program Manager

State of Alaska
Full Time $2,619 Per month AK Alaska Department of Health, 3601 C St #902, Anchorage, AK 99503, United States Apply before 7/2/2024 5:00


This position is open to Alaskan Residents only.Please check out to determine if you qualify.
What you will be doing:
As an experienced and self-motivated individual, you have the opportunity to join the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Public Health (DPH), HIV/STD Program as an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) coordinator. In this role, you will be responsible for administering and evaluating HIV care services provided through sub-recipients to individuals facing barriers in accessing and adhering to HIV medical care, including medication. You will play a key role in the HIV Care team, interacting effectively with a diverse group of people and collaborating with community agencies to monitor, evaluate, and revise the procurement and provision of HIV Care services. Your contributions will directly impact the quality of care for individuals with HIV in Alaska.

Mission and Values/Culture: 
The DPH's mission is to protect and promote the health of Alaskans. The Section of Epidemiology (SOE) and the HIV/STD Program's mission is to keep Alaskans safe from communicable disease, injuries, and environmental, occupational, and other health hazards. We contribute to these missions by providing reliable disease trend data to direct a public health response, develop policy and procedures to guide prevention, provide direct prevention and care services,  and contribute to national surveillance reports.
DPH exemplifies the following values:
  • Accountability – We are committed to responsible use of human, financial, and environmental resources. 
  • Respect – We provide services without discrimination or judgment. 
  • Human Potential – We are committed to developing each Alaskan's potential as a healthy individual, as well as fostering strong, healthy communities. 
  • Integrity – We are honest and ethical in all we do. 
  • Scientific Excellence – We are committed to adding to and contributing to the body of scientific knowledge and using the best available knowledge and data to develop public health policy.
The benefits of joining our team:
You will join an experienced, dedicated, innovative, and fun work group in the HIV/STD Program and the Section of Epidemiology. We work with the Section of Epidemiology's fast-paced and successful work environment, which values the contributions of each employee. We collaborate within the program among our key partners to reduce health disparities and to help all individuals have equity in access to health care for HIV/STDs. As a permanent position, benefits include alternative work arrangements, telework opportunities, 11 paid holidays, and paid leave.

The working environment you can expect:
This position is located on the 5th floor of the Frontier building in Anchorage at 3601 C Street. The office has views of the Chugach Range, Denali, and the Cook Inlet, with Cuddy Family Mid-Town Park nearby. There is ample covered parking, a high level of building security, ample vending machines for drinks/snacks, and nearby restaurants and stores. The working environment and culture is friendly, flexible, and supportive, and some staff are currently working hybrid schedules (remotely and in the office).

Who we are looking for:
To be successful in the position, the candidate will need the following core competencies:

  • Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
  • Clerical: Knowledge of filing, typing, entering data, maintaining records, taking shorthand, and using and completing forms. 
  • Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Special Note:
  • A valid Driver's License is required
  • Requires occasional travel within and outside the state.
  • The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive background investigation, which includes a criminal history check and fingerprinting.

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

To view the general description and example of duties for this job class, please go to the following link and search for Health Program Manager 2:  

Minimum Qualifications

Competency Description           
The competency description(s) listed below have been designed to promote a common understanding of the essential elements of the job class.  They highlight the more general and customary knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs), tasks, and behaviors used to describe the competency.  They typically list expectations, as opposed to specific tasks, and are to be used only as parameters and guidelines. A competency’s description is not intended to exclusively define every KSA, task, and behavior needed to meet the competency successfully, but rather to provide the manager/agency with a broad reference of options as to how an applicant can meet the job expectation.

Please ensure your application (through work history, training, education, licenses, certifications, volunteer work, etc.) supports/demonstrates that you possess the minimum required competencies for the job class. 

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with the competencies in

  • Analysis and Assessment: Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, maintaining, and disseminating data and information.
  • Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (e.g., facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material and information that is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Community Dimensions of Practice: Distinguishes the roles and responsibilities of governmental and non-governmental organizations in providing programs and services to improve the health of a community.
  • Partnering: Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.
  • Public Health: Applies knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, methods, and tools associated with protecting and improving the health of people and their communities, including promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing, and responding to infectious diseases.
 Equivalent to those typically gained by:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in biological, health or behavioral science; health practice; education; public, healthcare, or business administration; or a closely related field;


Progressively responsible professional experience performing health program planning, development, coordination, evaluation, or implementation; providing technical health care assistance and consultation; conducting health care utilization or quality assurance examinations; and/or delivering health care.

Special Note: Agencies employing Health Program Managers are responsible for administering a wide range of medical, behavioral, and social health insurance programs for children and adults. Positions typically focus on a particular health area. Where licensure is required, the job vacancy announcement will identify the type of license necessary to apply for that specific position. The essential functions of some positions may involve exposure to infectious disease and/or biohazards. Travel may be required.
"Professional experience" means work that is creative, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range and depth of specialized knowledge of the profession's principles, concepts, theories, and practices; and is performed with the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment.
  "Progressively responsible" means indicating growth and/or advancement in complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility.

Additional Required Information

At the time of interview, please provide the following:

  1. Three (3) professional references we may contact by phone, one (1) of which must be a current or former supervisor.
  2. Current performance evaluation, if available.
  3. A copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are okay; please ensure that the institution name/URL is listed on the transcripts) is used to support that you meet the minimum qualification competencies.
If chosen for the position, the candidate will be required to provide the following items before employment:
  1. A copy of your current driver's license.
Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.


For your application to be evaluated, you must answer the Supplemental Questions. 

The State of Alaska uses four proficiency levels to measure and describe an applicant's level of competence in applying certain behaviors, knowledge, skills, and abilities to accomplish a specific task. The four proficiency levels are Mastery, Fluency, Literacy, and Discovery. You must rate your proficiency level for each competency listed in the supplemental questions. 

To verify education is being used to meet and/or support the required minimum qualifications/competencies, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials used to meet or support the minimum qualifications/competencies for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial is okay; please ensure the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview; if not, transcripts will be required before employment.
If education is completed in a foreign college or university, it may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.   The omission of the required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application, and you will not receive further consideration. 

When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer's name, your job title, employment dates, and whether you were working full-time or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and if minimum qualifications are met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position to which you are applying.
If you have currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position, please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level. Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position. This is required as minimum qualifications require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application, this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.
NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.
The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
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Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position, please contact the hiring manager at:Elizabeth Ohlsen MDStaff physician, Acting HIV/STD Program ManagerPhone:

(907) 269-8000


(907) 561-4239