Public Health Program Manager

  • Orange County, CA
  • Santa Ana, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Project Management Public Health
  • Salary: $82,472.00 - $146,577.60 Annually USD

Job Description

(Administrative Manager II)

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment is open to the public. This recruitment will open for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

This recruitment will establish an open eligible list. This list will be used to fill current vacancies, and can be used to fill future Administrative Manager II positions with this specialty. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.

The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the leadership of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of seven (7) service areas - Administrative and Financial, Strategy and Special Projects, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Office of Care Coordination, Medical Health and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

Public Health Services (PHS)is made up of the divisions described below and works with the community to assure a competent workforce, evaluate services, and conduct research:
  • Clinical Services
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Community and Nursing Services
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Promotion and Community Planning
  • Public Health Laboratory
The Health Promotion Program supports the mission of HCA by conducting community needs assessments, engaging community stakeholders in strategic planning, and developing community programs that prevent disease and injury, link individuals to needed services and promote health. Health Promotion receives seven (7) Federal and State grants and funding via fees and licenses revenue to implement services. This work requires coordination and collaboration within the divisions of HCA as well as with community healthcare providers and community-based organizations. Responsibilities for the Program Manager position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Identify programmatic and budgetary priorities.
  • Manage the compilation and submission of grant applications, budgets, reports, and other requirements.
  • Lead program procurement and contracting in collaboration with the Contract Services and Purchasing divisions, and work with vendors and contractors to ensure available resources for clinic services.
  • Engage community stakeholders in strategic planning for Health Promotion programs.
  • Lead program planning and evaluation activities.
  • Participate in state-wide collaborative meetings and lead community collaborative or workgroup meetings.
  • Contribute to Public Health Accreditation requirements and reports.
Health Promotion Program Manager is responsible for the following programs:
  • Injury Prevention Program (IPP) which includes: Walkable Communities that provides tools kits and training to conduct events that encourage walking and pedestrian safety; FIT Cities which is a partnership with city stakeholders in Orange County to create healthier environments through policy, systems, and environmental changes; Bike Helmet Safety Program to provide education on importance of helmet use; Car Seat Safety Program which offers car seats and training to help parents correctly fit a baby in a car seat.
  • Local Oral Health Program which promotes population based interventions to improve access to and utilization of dental services, oral health education and public awareness, integration of dental and medical care, dental workforce, data and evaluation, and coordination of countywide efforts.
  • Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP) that works to prevent smoking and reduce secondhand smoke exposure throughout Orange County. Programs include: Prevention interventions to reduce youth smoking and vaping; Free smoking cessation services for teens and adults; Activities to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.
In addition to program oversight, all areas have a community planning process that includes various coalition, committees, or workgroups with community stakeholders that help guide program development and service delivery.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned public health professional with extensive knowledge and at least five (5) years of experience with progressive responsibility in supervision or management in public health services and programs. The ideal candidate shall possess a Master's Degree or higher in Public Health. Candidates with a Master's degree in, Public Administration, Nursing, or in a related field will also be considered based on work experience. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and/or experience in the following core competencies:
  • Public Health Knowledge | Experience
    • Understanding and implementation of program and policy developments surrounding relevant public health local, State, and Federal laws and legislations
    • Understanding and application of public health policies and best practices in such areas as health promotion, community engagement and program planning and evaluation
    • Strong knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures concerning grant management and program planning
    • Developing, in collaboration with HCA Procurement and Contracts Divisions, Requests for Proposals/Requests for Applications and contracts
    • Understanding and utilizing Microsoft Suite and/or comparable programs with advanced proficiency using Microsoft Excel
Leadership | Managerial Skills
  • Fostering a collaborative approach across all service functions that supports compliance and quality improvement efforts, provides information necessary for decision making and engages all levels of participants in contributing to the process
  • Supervising various levels of program, clinical and support staff as well as partnering with Human Resource Services on staff management issues
  • Training, developing, delegating assignments and evaluating staff performance and team building, setting team objectives and standards with minimal direction and control
  • Working collaboratively with direct reports to align personal development and goal achievement with business objectives
Judgment | Decision Making Skills
  • Identifying and resolving technical issues and problems through good judgment and decision making utilizing technical expertise
  • Analyzing problems and proposing solutions while dealing with changing priorities
Fiscal Analysis | Problem Solving Skills
  • Conducting fiscal and budget analysis in a government setting
  • Understanding and applying budgeting and financial reporting systems or other financial data systems
  • Preparing and manipulating complex budget and/or financial spreadsheets
  • Researching, organizing, accurately interpreting and applying relevant data
  • Focusing on what needs to be accomplished and achieving measurable results
Relationship Building | Effective Communication Skills
  • Developing and delivering effective written and verbal communication with various audiences, i.e. healthcare providers, service providers, vendors, executive management, and other public entities
  • Creating rapport and negotiating with vendors/department staff
  • Monitoring contracts and correcting or mitigating contract performance issues or conflicts
  • Collaborating with social services, County PHS contract agencies and other stakeholders as it relates to public health services
  • Using diplomacy when dealing with challenging situations and/or people
Data Analysis | Presentation Skills
  • Understanding epidemiological terminology and calculations and presenting epidemiological data via graphs, charts, and tables
  • Presenting information to both internal and external stakeholders so that it is understood
  • Ability to use technology to create presentations, charts, graphs
Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Administrative Manager II classification as well as the physical & mental requirements and the environmental conditions.

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Structured Oral Interview | SOI (Weighted 100%)
Applicants will be interviewed and rated by an oral interview panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Email Notification
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at

Frequently Asked Questions

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Evelyn Zhao at (714) 834-4144 or

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Santa Ana, California United States View Map