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Title:  Tobacco Control Program Manager - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  12/09/2019
Req ID:  3280
Department:  Health

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $27.90

Have you been looking for a leadership role in public health where you can be part of a dynamic team dedicated to preventing Vermonters from starting to use tobacco or helping tobacco users quit?  Are you interested in helping Vermont execute evidence-based strategies while seeking to develop innovative, modern solutions to help bend the curve on Vermont's tobacco use?  If so, this may be just the right position for you.  The Department of Health's Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is currently seeking a Tobacco Control Program Manager to lead Vermont's tobacco team.  An ideal candidate for this position will have strong leadership skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse stakeholder group to identify and implement systems improvements with the goal of helping Vermonters be tobacco-free. Maintaining close relationships with consumer, provider, research, and advocate stakeholders is an important part of this role. 

Vermont has long been a national leader in tobacco control. The person in this role will lead a team of six professionals in executing the best practices of a Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program. They will assist the Chronic Disease Prevention Chief in developing strategy, executing programs, managing a federal cooperative agreement, and ensuring successful spend-down of a multi-million dollar program. It is an ideal opportunity to influence Vermont's strategies to reduce the most preventable cause of death in our state. The ideal candidate has strong management and leadership skills with at least a bachelor's degree in a public health, human services or related field and professional experience, including in a supervisory role, in the field of health or human services. 

Duties of the Tobacco Control Program Manager include:

•    Leads the team in the development of programmatic workplans and budget by setting program goals, objectives, strategies to be implemented, and informing evaluation methods for the Tobacco Control Program to reduce tobacco use in Vermont and address the needs of Vermont's most vulnerable.
•    Supervises the team ensuring coordination of effort and integration of a comprehensive program.
•    Identifies, applies for, and administers grants and other funding to support initiatives. Develops and monitors budgets and provides fiscal oversight for the entire tobacco budget.
•    Participates in the development of policies and drafting of legislative proposals related to the reduction and prevention of tobacco use, especially in Vermont's most vulnerable populations.
•    Provides technical support to communities, grantees and partners on Tobacco Control Comprehensive Program and Health Equity in Tobacco Control Best Practices as per CDC guidelines.
•    Identifies and supports partnership engagement. Plans, coordinates, and implements programs and strategies that align with the AHS, VDH and Division work plans and with the goal of decreasing the burden of chronic disease in Vermont.
•    In concert with evaluation and surveillance, interprets and disseminates scientific knowledge regarding tobacco and chronic disease to target audiences in appropriate languages.
•    Ensures programmatic work advances understanding and practice of health equity and social justice to reduce health disparities and impact social determinants of health such as racism, poverty, and access to culturally sensitive health care.

Who May Apply

This position, Tobacco Control Program Manager (Job Requisition #3280), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Rhonda.Williams@vermont.gov
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are primarily performed in a standard office setting. Some travel is required for which private means of transportation should be available. Public speaking and attendance at public meetings may be required. Some work outside normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Public Health, Public Administration, or a related Human Services field AND three (3) years of full-time professional employment in a public health, human services or public administration position, including at least one (1) year in a supervisory or program administration role.


Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Public Administration, or a related Human Services field AND five (5) years of full-time professional employment in a public health, human services or public administration position, including at least one (1) year in a supervisory or program administration role.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Public Health.

Fiscal management experience.

Program design and implementation experience.

Grants and Contract experience.

Commitment to health equity and social justice to reduce health disparities and impact social determinants of health.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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