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Public Health Administrator

Date Posted:  Nov 18, 2022
Requisition ID:  414781

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46201


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

Agency Statement:


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers so that they can reach their optimal health regardless of where they live, learn, work, or play.

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $53,222 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


The Maternal and Child Health Title V Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Title V MCH Block Grant awarded to the Indiana Department of Health Maternal and Child Health Division. This position will primarily be responsible for the implementation of Indiana’s Title V Block Grant and will support the execution of all aspects of this grant including reporting, data management, funding opportunity announcements, and subrecipient monitoring. The position is also responsible for monitoring department level and sub-recipient level progress towards outcome, performance, and strategy measures. This position works with internal and external partners and stakeholders to improve the physical and mental health, safety, and well-being of Hoosier women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families.

About the Job:

As the Public Health Administrator, you will be responsible for providing leadership to the Department through planning, directing, organizing and coordinating activities related to a public health program area.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Formulate and interpret all policies and procedures related to a public health program. 
  • Develop public health program plans relative to assigned program area, implement changes and evaluates effectiveness of on-going programs. 
  • Develop a variety of complex statistical and narrative reports identifying program trends and needs. 
  • Maintain management information systems related to program area identifying computerization needs and expansion recommendations. 
  • Participate in and/or coordinates grant writing efforts and manages related budgets. 
  • Serve as primary agency liaison regarding public health program area, working closely with associated federal, state and local agencies and partners to ensure that program objectives are modified and updated as needs dictate. 
  • Supervisors (not applicable to all): 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:  

  • Broad knowledge of public health theories, principles, practices, and strategies.
  • Broad knowledge of program area including current and changing state and federal laws.
  • Considerable knowledge of the organization and function of state and local health agencies.
  • Specialized knowledge of public health laws governing state and local health jurisdictions.
  • Specialized knowledge of program planning and implementation techniques.
  • Ability to communicate complex public health theories and principles Both orally and in writing.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word, Excel, or Access.
  • Ability to coordinate and maintain effective working relationships with other local, state, and federal agency staff.


Supervisors (not applicable to all):

  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • abilty to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.


Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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