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Health Program Specialist - HIV Prevention

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is currently seeking a full-time Health Limited Service Program Specialist for the Ryan White Part B/ADAP Program. This position is located within the HIV, STD and Hepatitis Section in the Bureau of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Public Health. This position will support program activities outlined in our federal grants. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and motivated self-starter who has an interest in HIV care. Have strong oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, time management skills, and experience working with stakeholders and other community partners in capacity building, program evaluation, and implementation of best practices for HIV Care management.

This position may require some in-state and out-of-state travel to attending trainings and conduct site reviews.

Benefit Information:
This position may be eligible for telecommuting and we offer a competitive benefits package to eligible employees which includes:

  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $10.06/month for dental 
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • participation in PERSI - one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (the state currently contributes 11.94% of gross wages to an employee’s PERSI account)
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family 
  • employee covered at one times annual salary
  • spouse covered at $10,000
  • child covered at $5,000
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness  
  • and more!

Our generous benefits package increases the total compensation of a full-time (benefits eligible) Health Program Specialist making $28.17/hour to an estimated $39.84/hour.

This is a limited service position. Length of limited service appointments are determined by the availability of funds such as grants, alternative funding sources and/or timeframes such as pilot projects, alternative funding sources or program termination. 

If you have previously applied for Health Program Specialist and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

Example of Duties

(The examples provided do not cover all of the duties which the incumbent in this position may be required to perform.)
  • Assist with planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating activities in accordance with the federal grants.
  • Work closely with the Ryan White Part B/ADAP Coordinator to contribute data and narrative to new and continuing grant applications and grant reports. 
  • Develop and monitor contracts/subgrants as needed and ensure deliverables are met. Monitoring includes conducting quarterly desk reviews and annual on-site reviews to evaluate compliance with state and federal requirements. 
  • Assist with data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination, per program need.
  • Assist with grant application development and reporting.
  • Develop data reporting including demographic profiles, services provided, and expense data to improve Ryan White Part B and ADAP programming.
  • Assist with clinical quality management monitoring of performance measures.
  • Assist with processing client applications for services. 
  • Assist with the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (SCSN) and all efforts to create an inventory of available Ryan White Services.
  • Provide technical assistance to members of the Idaho Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS (IACHA).
  • Assist the Surveillance Unit with preparing the Idaho HIV Continuum of Care for the Idaho RWPHAP Part B/ADAP Program. 
  • Assist with the creation and reporting of the yearly Ryan White Services Report and the AIDS Drug Assistance Report.
  • Provide technical assistance to the Idaho Ryan White Case Managers on all aspects of client enrollment and re-certifications.
  • Assist with reporting program information to the National Alliance of HIV and STD AIDS Directors (NASTAD).
  • Collaborate with the Idaho HIV Prevention program on the Early Identification of Individuals with HIV/AIDS (EIIHA).

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your answers. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Some knowledge of public health practices 
  • Some knowledge of survey methodology and statistical procedures used to collect, analyze, and interpret data
  • Experience developing and/or managing projects
  • Some knowledge of health program needs assessments and program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Experience evaluating grants and contracts

Supplemental Information

Additional Qualifications: Are not required; however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score.

  1. Some knowledge of needs assessments. Gained by at least one year of experience in developing and conducting community needs assessments. 
  2. Experience in data collection and evaluation. Gained by completing at least one upper-division college class (or higher) in data collection and evaluation methods, or at least one year of experience in a job where data collection and evaluation were a substantial amount of the job duties.
  3. Experience demonstrating the ability to collaborate with other health-focused or community organizations. Gained by at least one year of experience collaborating with other organizations.
  4. Some knowledge of HIV disease and HIV Care practices. Gained by at least one year of experience working in related field.

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Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.