Public Health Program Director 3

State of Tennessee - Nashville, TN

Full-time

Tennessee Department of Health
Division of Family Health and Wellness
Organization: Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Family Health and Wellness, Chronic Disease
Prevention & Health Promotion
Class Title: Public Health Program Director 3 (Executive Service)
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Nashville, TN
The Division of Family Health and Wellness oversees the Department’s initiatives related to Chronic
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Early Childhood, Maternal and Newborn Health, Injury
Prevention and Detection, Supplemental Nutrition, and Children with Special Health Care Needs. This
position is housed within the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion section and will work
closely with the Chronic Disease Director, the 1815 Team, Preventive Health & Health Services Block
Grant, and the 1801 School Health grant. This position will have primary oversight of two key areas in
the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion section. The Preventive Health and Health
Services Block Grant and the Chronic Disease Prevention and School Health (1815 and 1801) grants,
which are both federally funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This
position will serve as the statewide coordinator for Health Promotion, which includes the role of the
Preventive Health Block Grant Coordinator. This position will also provide leadership and supervision to
program staff on the 1815 and 1801 grants.
Responsibilities include:
 Supervise completion of the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant and
implementation of the Work Plan (which supports several Central Office staff and numerous
health promotion/health education staff in local/regional health departments). Specific duties
include facilitating the operationalization of the grant work plan, convening the Preventive
Health Advisory Committee, writing the work plan, holding an annual public hearing, writing
annual progress reports and preparing and submitting all contract deliverables required by
CDC.
 Coordinate health promotion efforts within local health departments. Provide technical
assistance to counties and regions on specific program topics (such as tobacco and physical
activity). Oversee development, execution, and monitoring of health promotion contracts with
local/regional health departments. Host statewide Health Promotion quarterly calls, working
closely with the regional Health Promotion Directors and Public Health Educators across the
state to implement primary prevention activities related to chronic disease prevention and
health promotion.
 Oversee operation of the Chronic Disease Prevention and School Health Program (1815 and 1801
grants). This involves supervising three program staff who also oversees staff. This team
implements the 1815 and 1801 work plans, which covers the 4 CDC Domains including school
health, obesity prevention, diabetes prevention, heart disease and stroke prevention and
community- clinical linkages. The PD 3 will also oversee the development, execution, and
monitoring of contracts to community partners across the state to implement primary
prevention strategies to reduce the burden of chronic disease in Tennessee. The position will
direct development and implementation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Chronic
Disease work plans throughout the state and be responsible for annual progress reporting and
performance measure outcomes. The position will oversee complex grant budgets and ensure
appropriate expenditure of federal funding.
 Supervision of three program staff includes developing Individual Performance Plans (IPP),
managing the Performance Evaluation process, and approving time and labor in Edison, as well
as providing daily performance coaching to assigned employees.
Criteria:
Education and Experience:
However, the following criteria are highly desired:
 Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
bachelor's or master’s degree in Public Health, Health Education, Health Sciences, Community
Health or related degree fields; 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. Other graduate coursework and years of qualifying professional
experience will be considered on a year-to-year bases.

Interested applicants should submit their resume.

Reminder: This job posting is open until filled so interested applicants should apply as soon as
possible.
The State of Tennessee is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • professional health program work: 3 years (Required)
  • full-time supervisory: 2 years (Required)
  • Employee Evaluation: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)