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Job Title: Director of STD Prevention
Job Number:
Organization: TN Dept of Health
Posted: 7/26/2017
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN   
Compensation: Salary based on education and experience with a minimum starting rate of $4,327 per month.
Position Description: The position serves as the Director of the STD Prevention Program. The Director of STD Prevention will oversee a department-wide program and services related to the prevention, testing, and treatment of STDs, with the aim of reducing the public health burden and consequences of these diseases in Tennessee.

Job responsibilities include: * Develop and manage STD prevention strategies, including counseling and testing in county health departments and community- based organizations, partner services, community planning, and data management and reporting; * Manage all operational, technical, administrative, contract and grants management, reporting, and programmatic activities associated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant: Improving Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs through Assessment, Assurance, Policy Development, and Prevention Strategies and future funding; * Evaluate operational and service effectiveness and prioritize actions across assigned program and operational areas throughout Tennessee; * Provide standards, training, technical assistance, and oversight for STD investigations, case follow-up, screening, and data management and reporting; * Oversee treatment and service delivery activities for STDs in 95 county health departments; * Oversee resource acquisition and utilization and recommends approval of new or changes to existing programs and services; * Integrate system activities with other agency and service providers to promote continuity and efficiency; * Prepare grant applications, budgets, and programmatic plans; * Supervise, train, and manage staff; * Review legislative and regulatory changes and implements necessary changes; and * Serve as the TDH program spokesperson, liaison and technical resource.

This is an executive service position requiring some travel, valid driver's license and the availability to respond to emergencies. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university. A transcript evaluation is required for degrees earned outside of the United States.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Qualifications: Desired Qualifications:

* Advanced degree in public health or related field and/or equivalent experience and training; * Ability to manage complex programs, multi- million dollar budgets, and contract and procurement activities; and * Ability to prepare programmatic plans, supervise and train staff, negotiate and achieve consensus on controversial issues, work effectively with diverse groups (e.g. governmental agencies and officials, professional organizations, and the public), serve as spokesperson and make presentations, and use professional judgment and discretion to make sound managerial decisions; * Knowledge of STDs and/or HIV * Experience with health data management systems and/or willingness to learn new systems * Experience managing and providing supervision and mentoring/professional development to staff and interns * Strong oral and written communication, team building, program management and evaluation, decision making, leadership and computer skills.

Organization Description: The Tennessee Department of Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

Closing Date: 10/26/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Donna Teasley,  Director of STD Prevention
Contact Location: 5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville   TN  37243
Contact Location: 5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
  710 James Robertson Parkway
  Nashville   TN  37243
Contact Phone: 615/741-0304 
Contact Fax: 615/741-3840
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: A complete resume, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted by September 1, 2017 to the attention of: Donna Teasley at or to her attention at the TN Department of Health, Office of Workforce Solutions and Services, 5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower, 710 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243. Applications can also be faxed to her attention at (615) 741- 3840. If you have questions, they should be directed to the email address above.

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