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Nationwide Recruitment for a Healthy Living Unit Manager - 53 - GP VI (Due Date February 14)!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Prevention Services Division is recruiting for a Healthy Living Unit Manager - 53 - GP VI
*A residency waiver has been granted for this announcement. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.*
The announcement is scheduled to be posted through February 14 , 2014.

Description of Job:
The Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, in the Prevention Services Division, collaborates and shares leadership with partners and stakeholders to improve health-related quality of life for all Coloradans by implementing evidence-based and culturally responsive strategies that prevent, postpone, and manage chronic disease and its complications. The Branch is organized into three units: Healthy Living; Chronic Disease Prevention; and Operations. The purpose of the Healthy Living Unit is to reduce tobacco use and tobacco adverse health effects in Colorado through funding, promoting, and supporting primary prevention and cessation efforts. This includes supporting changes in local and state policies and the environment that help Coloradans develop and maintain healthy behaviors.

This position strategically leads and manages the work unit of 11 FTE responsible for highly visible and politically charged tobacco prevention and cessation initiatives statewide. This position manages a budget of approximately $25 million that includes both federal grant funds and the distribution and oversight of Amendment 35 state grant funds across Colorado. It serves on the branch leadership team to promote coordination and collaboration across the branch and to facilitate implementation of the Chronic Disease State Plan. This position makes recommendations to senior leadership, the statutorily mandated Tobacco Review Committee and the Colorado State Board of Health on program direction. It Interprets and implements policies, laws, and regulations of state/federal directives; and develops positions on proposed primary prevention legislation for department leadership. It consults and coordinates with federal and state officials, public and private partners; directs searches for new funding sources and oversees grant application preparations and negotiations; and collaborates with other state agencies having tobacco control services.

Please follow the above link for the job announcement and instructions on how to apply.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:
Dianna Tynes
HR Consultant
Human Resources Office
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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