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Program Manager
Ref No.: 18-04876
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Under the direction of an executive official or higher level
 supervisor, plans, organizes, and implements disease prevention and
 control programs; develops program activities for the recognition and
 treatment of high risk individuals and populations, and for the
 identification, treatment, prevention, or control of communicable or
 chronic disease; does other related duties.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
 all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
 performed on the job may not be listed.


 Administers chronic or communicable disease program activities
 including, surveillance projects, research studies, training,
 prevention and fieldwork.

 Directs staff responsible for the implementation of communicable or
 chronic disease program activities.

 Develops program priority plans and policies to address new statutory
 and contract responsibilities.

 Develops plans for new projects including identification of
 activities, methodological approaches, and evaluation procedures.

 Manages the work operations and/or functional programs and has
 responsibility for employee evaluations and for effectively
 recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting and/or
 disciplining of employees.

 Evaluates the delivery of program services.

 Establishes and maintains liaison and cooperative working
 relationships with federal agencies providing financial support and
 administrative guidance to promote communicable or chronic disease
 health program services.

 Oversees the review of health service grant applications, provides
 recommendations for awardees and oversees the administration of
 awarded grants by assigned program officer.

 Establishes and maintains liaison with educators, community leaders,
 local health officials, health care administrators and other health
 related personnel to identify community needs and plan for program

 Plans and develops educational and training programs in communicable
 or chronic diseases.

 Collects data for the preparation of budget requests.

 Reviews and analyzes publications, research developments and other
 documents on communicable and chronic disease.

 Designs research projects and studies; prepares applications for grant
 funds; administers contractual agreements with outside agencies
 performing program services.

 Prepares reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.

 Supervises the maintenance of records and files.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
 office or related units.



      Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
 Bachelor's degree supplemented by a Master's degree in public
 health, social work, sociology, psychology, nursing, health education,
 nutrition, epidemiology, biostatistics, one of the biologic sciences
 or any other discipline appropriate to the position.


      Four (4) years of experience in the planning, development and/or
 implementation of health programs, public health administration,
 educational research in chronic or communicable disease prevention
 and control, or health education, two (2) years of which must have been
 in a supervisory capacity.

      NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required Bachelor's
 degree may substitute additional non-supervisory experience as
 indicated on a year for year basis.

      NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required Master's degree
 may substitute on additional year of non-supervisory experience as

      NOTE: A Doctoral degree in any of the above or related fields may
 be substituted for two (2) years of non-supervisory experience as


      Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
 New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
 mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the


 Knowledge of program planning, organization and implementation

 Knowledge of public health practices.

 Knowledge of chronic and communicable disease detection, prevention,
 and control methods.

 Knowledge of the methods used in the design of research projects and

 Knowledge of the methods used to analyze data.

 Ability to analyze and interpret research and findings studies.

 Ability to design research projects and studies.

 Ability to plan and develop educational and training programs.

 Ability to evaluate the delivery of program services.

 Ability to provide guidance and instruction to staff and supervise
 their work performance.

 Ability to plan, organize and implement disease prevention and control

 Ability to read, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations.

 Ability to collect, and interpret statistical data.

 Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
 with local health personnel, health professionals, and others involved
 in Departmental programs.

 Ability to prepare reports containing findings, conclusions and

 Ability to maintain records and files.

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office or
 related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
 they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable
 accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation
 cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
 such persons may not be eligible.