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Health Program Manager III (Grants Unit Manager - PCN 02-1502) - Juneau, AK #7795164

Company: State of Alaska

Date: 01/14/2021

City: Juneau, AK

Employment type: Full-time

Job Description

This position is open to Alaska Residents only.

Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

What you will be doing:

This position functions as the manager of the Senior and Disabilities Services (SDS) Grants Unit. The incumbent is responsible for statewide oversight and management of grant programs that provide vital community based supportive services to families and individuals experiencing Developmental Disabilities (DD), Alzheimer's Disease and related Disorders (ADRD), family caregivers of seniors aged 60 and over, grandparents raising grandchildren aged 55 or over, seniors aged 60 and over, and/or frail or disabled seniors who need assistance in the home.

This position is responsible for program management and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations that apply to SDS grant programs. Additional information about the divisions grant services can be found at

Building and maintaining effective working relationships with federal and state agencies, grantees, as well as internal staff is also very important. This position represents SDS at public meetings, conferences, and other outreach activities, participates in meetings with the Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA) to understand the needs of Alaskan seniors, and plays a key role during legislative session responding to inquiries and assisting SDS Leadership to understand potential impacts to SDS grant programs.

Our organization, mission and culture:

SDS's mission is to promote health, well being and safety for individuals with disabilities, seniors and vulnerable adults by facilitating access to quality services and supports that foster independence, personal choice and dignity.

The benefits of joining our team:

By joining the SDS Grants Unit, the selected applicant will become part of the division's management team and will supervise staff who are committed to the well-being and safety of Alaskan seniors and individuals experiencing developmental disabilities. Travel is required to conduct grantee site visits, as well as attend necessary meetings and conferences. The position is a member of the supervisory union with a 40 hour work week and a normal work schedule beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm. This position represents the division in a variety of public meetings and conferences and presents information about the division's grant services. This position represents the division on the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), works closely with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA), Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA), and conducts various stakeholder outreach, as needed.

The working environment you can expect:

This position will be located in downtown Juneau on the 6th floor of the Court Plaza Building. SDS has a total of 16 staff located in the Juneau office including the Administrative Operations Manager and the Division Operations Manager, which this position will directly work with on a daily basis.

Who we are looking for:

  • Strategic Thinking: Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
  • Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for own actions and decisions. Complies with established control systems and rules.
  • Grants Management: Knowledge of requirements, practices, and procedures for soliciting, receiving, reviewing, and processing proposals, and awarding and administering grants and agreements.
  • Public Communications: Knowledge of the preparation and communication of technical, complex, and/or controversial information to the public, in a manner understood by non-technical people, on a variety of topics and through different forms of media and/or public meetings

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 an Health Program Manager III please go to the following link:

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Program Planning: Ensures state/Tribal/community health improvement planning uses community health assessments and other information related to the health of a community (e.g., current data and trends; proposed federal, state, and local legislation; commitments from organizations to act)). Develops program goals and objectives.
  • 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.
  • Human Capital Management: Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.
  • Leadership: Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
  • Conflict Management: Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

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 supervisory or lead level 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 service.

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 time of interview applicant is requested submit:

  • A copy of academic transcripts, if using education to meet minimum qualifications. Unofficial copies are accepted, but must include the college or university header.
  • A professional writing sample about any topic is required at the time of interview.

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.


For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions. Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.


To verify education being used to meet the required minimum qualifications, 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 being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview or if not provided, transcripts will be required prior to appointment.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities 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 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. Omission of 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 name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly 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 in which you are applying.

If you are 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 there are minimum qualifications that 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 in its entirety. 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 position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.


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.


You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here:


Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains. For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information


Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to

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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Hilary Porter, Administrative Operations Manager II

Phone: (907)465-4917

Fax: (907)465-1170


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