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Public Health Administrator

Date Posted:  Aug 6, 2022
Requisition ID:  361741

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


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.


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):

The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.



This position traditionally starts at $37,778 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience. 

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


About the Job:

This role will direct all Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) Program activities, including grants and fiscal management, program services, and evaluation as serves as the agencies primary contact with external partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Manage all WISEWOMAN Program activities, which includes ensuring timely and successful submission of interim and annual grant reports, as well as data submissions for this program.  
  • Create and maintain WISEWOMAN budgets for CDC and internal management of WISEWOMAN Funding.
  • Create contracts and grant agreements for partners utilizing the WISEWOMAN funding.
  • Work with the section epidemiologists to identify and utilize existing data related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, morbidity, and mortality to develop, monitor, and evaluate the WISEWOMAN Program.
  • Coordinate with Indiana communities and community organizations to conduct environmental scans to identify and improve community resources.
  • Collaborate within the Division of Chronic Disease, Primary Care, & Rural Health and other Indiana State Department of Health program areas to identify potential programs, organizations, and healthcare systems to implement WISEWOMAN and thus improve CVD risk factors in the targeted population served by WISEWOMAN.
  • Collaborate with partners to build and strengthen community-clinical linkages to ensure that women enrolled in the WISEWOMAN Program have increased access to evidence-based lifestyle programs and services that promote self-management of healthy behaviors and/or chronic disease.
  • Provide education and training to WISEWOMAN providers, as well as internal and contracted staff on national clinical care guidelines related to CVD, motivational interviewing techniques, and behavior change theory.

The job description 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.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • A Masters degree in Public Health or related degree area from an accredited university PLUS a minimum of three (3) years of full-time leadership experience in a chronic disease program area is preferred. Work experience in chronic disease prevention and control administrative public health may assist in meeting educational requirements. Incumbent should demonstrate skills in the following areas:
  • Evaluate program goals, objectives, and interventions; 
  • Apply health planning principles and practices, including project management, evaluation, and data analysis;
  • Comprehend, analyze, interpret, and disseminate technical material and make recommendations on implementation in a program area; 
  • Develop and implement new training, educational outreach, principles, and policies regarding CVD and evidenced-based lifestyle programs; 
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing, including public speaking; 
  • Meet deadlines; 
  • Maintain effective working relationships with federal, state, and local agencies, medical and health organizations, community groups and associations, and other stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of national clinical care guidelines related to CVD, motivational interviewing techniques, behavior change theory;
  • Chronic disease public health efforts, particularly those involving policy initiatives, systems-level changes, and environmental change; and
  • Organizational knowledge of local, state, and national agencies addressing the topic of CVD.

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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