Public Health Program Manager II, Austin, Texas

Created 02/23/2021
Employer City of Austin, TX
Reference 406813
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to the job plus four (4 years of experience in a field related to the job, two (2) years of which were in a supervisory, project or program management capacity.

  • Master's degree may substitute for experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid Texas Class C Driver License.

Notes to Applicants

Position Overview:
The manager of the Planning and Evaluation unit leads the team responsible for several department and community wide, high level projects including Strategic Planning, Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Planning, Fast Track Cities/Ending the HIV epidemic, as well as oversight of the Office of Support for the HIV Planning Council

Regarding your Application:
A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to evaluate your qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. The application and resume must include dates (month and year) for each job history entry. In addition, the resume information must match the information on the application. Please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications when responding to the supplemental questions on the application.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Each individual who submits an Application as provided in the Municipal Civil Service Rules and meet the Minimum Qualifications for a Competitive Position shall be considered a Candidate for that Position. Employees, in Good Standing, who are Candidates within the Department or division that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

Driving Requirement:
This position requires a Valid Texas Class C Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin's Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

If you are selected to interview:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference
This position will require a pre-employment Criminal Background Investigation ( CBI ).
If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.

Electronic Notification to Applications:
  • Applicants will be notified via e-mail to communicate important information related to the status of their application as part of an ongoing effort to increase operational efficiency, promote a green environment and minimize delays and costs.

  • Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our e-mails or fail to check your inbox in a timely manner

  • When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned activities that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends with possible deployment to locations other than the Austin Public Health.

  • This position is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness ( PSF ) Program. This program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans. To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer. For more information, click here.

  • Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

COVID -19 considerations:
This position is not exclusively tele-work based during the COVID -19 pandemic and will require in-person work on a regular basis upon hire. We will provide a full suite of PPE when in-person contact is necessary

Pay Range
$33.36 - $43.36

M-F, 8 am - 5 pm. Evening and weekend work required.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Public Health
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Austin Public Health , Betty Dunkerley Campus
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience with Strategic planning with Executives
  • Previous experience in Community Health planning
  • Previous experience managing Federal Grants
    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
    Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Develops and implements full-scale programs that may have multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Determines program goals, objectives and resource requirements
  • Establishes program standards, methods, policies and procedures
  • Coordinates and collaborates with multiple stakeholders involved in or affected by programs
  • Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness, and implements improvement strategies
  • Develops, manages, and monitors the program budget and associated projects and provide financial information
  • Assists in the development, management and submittal of proposed budget forecast planning
  • Manages, coordinates, implements and monitors projects associated with assigned programs
  • Interacts with internal and external customers
  • Investigates and responds to inquiries from the public and other departments Attends meetings and conducts presentations to Boards and Commissions, City Council Committees, City Council, and other related agencies.

    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

    • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices associated with assigned program area(s).
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of management principles related to municipal project and program activities.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedure.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Skill in planning, coordinating, and implementing programs and activities.
  • Skill in interpreting, organizing, coordinating, and executing assignments, projects and programs.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintaining good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, tact and diplomacy in all dealings and maintain confidentiality as required.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The minimum qualifications for this position are Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to the job plus four (4 years of experience in a field related to the job, two (2) years of which were in a supervisory, project or program management capacity. A Master's degree may substitute for experience up to a maximum of two (2) years. Do you meet the minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* Please describe your experience designing and leading strategic planning sessions, informational meetings and/or large targeted meetings.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience in new program design or leading a team to implement program changes. Give specific details regarding the program goals, operation, and evaluation/performance metrics.
(Open Ended Question)
* If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
  • Yes
  • No
* In the prior twelve months have you been employed by, owned any interest in, or been an officer or board member, for any business entity, including a non-profit organization, that is transacting any business with the City of Austin, including a recipient of any contracts, grants, or any funds of any kind from the City of Austin?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know
If you answered yes to the previous question, please explain below.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your specific experience preparing and making presentations to a variety of audiences, including citizens, Boards and Commissions, City Council or other stakeholders.
(Open Ended Question)
* This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Class C Driver license or, if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class C Driver license by your hire date?
  • Yes
  • No
* The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No

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