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Public Health Administrator

Date Posted:  Sep 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  397085

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.


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 and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.

Salary Statement:

This position traditionally starts at $35,568 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience.


The Surveillance and Evaluation Specialist supports the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation division and TPC partners with technical assistance around data collection, data quality and completeness. In addition, the incumbent works with the Evaluation Team on analysis and review of program outcomes, and development of data dissemination tools.

About the Job:

As the Public Health Administrator, you will be responsible for acting as technical expert to division and agency staff, to staff in other agencies and to the general public within a public health program area.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Assess current public health issues related to a program area. 
  • Maintain an effective liaison and referral system between the agency, local health departments, health clinics and other service providers. 
  • Direct the development of public health programs, policies and procedure manuals. 
  • Manage a grant or budget for a specific public health program allocating resources and determining expenditures. 
  • Collect and analyze relevant program data and makes available to state and local agencies. 


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:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:  

  • Extensive knowledge of public health theories, principles, practices and strategies. 
  • Considerable knowledge of the organization and function of state and local health agencies. 
  • Considerable knowledge of program planning and implementation techniques. 
  • Working knowledge of public health laws governing state and local health jurisdictions. 
  • Effective communication skills. 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other local, state and federal agency staff. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

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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