[Job Posting] MDH Cancer Control Program Director

The Minnesota Department of Health is seeking an experienced and energetic public health professional to serve as the Program Director and Supervisor for the State Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.  The Program Director will lead and supervise a staff of five that supports a vibrant statewide coalition, the Minnesota Cancer Alliance, and works in concert with numerous partners to achieve the goals and objectives in our statewide cancer plan. More details about the position as well as instructions about how to apply can be found in the official posting at:  https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/View?_posting=14HEAL000519.

Interested candidates must apply through the online state system by January 12, 2015.


$ 28.27-$ 40.72 hourly, $ 59,028-$ 85,023 annually

Date Posted:   12/23/2014
Closing Date:   01/12/2015
Working Title:   Comp Cancer Program Supervisor
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   HPCD/Medical Director’s Office
Location:   Golden Rule Building, St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   14HEAL000519
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   Health Care & Human Services
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   This position is located in the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) Division, Comprehensive Cancer Program.

This position is responsible for the overall supervision and oversight for Minnesota?s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program including developing and maintaining a strong leadership team for the statewide cancer coalition (Minnesota Cancer Alliance), developing, updating and implementing a statewide strategic plan for cancer control, coordinating related initiatives around the state, building productive partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to support program objectives, communicating with stakeholders about program activities, and evaluating the program. This position also serves as the primary liaison with CDC for the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, oversees grant development and reporting, and supervises the staff funded under this program.

Minimum Qualifications:   Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements to be considered:

Bachelor’s degree in public health or a health-related field AND 2 years supervisory or managerial or 3 years advanced professional public health experience that includes responsibility for administration; grant management; coordination of services; community organization including staffing of external task forces; program or research project management; health education and promotion; providing training and technical assistance to health programs; and/or interpretation of policies and procedures and federal and state regulations; OR

Master’s degree in public health or a health-related field AND 1 year supervisory or managerial or 2 years advanced professional public health experience described above; OR

Bachelor’s degree in a non-public health field AND 3 years supervisory or managerial or 4 years advanced professional public health experience described above.

Must successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:   Knowledge of:
Theories, principles and practice of public health and community based health promotion and education;
The design and conduct of statewide strategic and stakeholder driven planning processes;
Methods and resources for preparing and disseminating information to the public;
Methods for evaluating programmatic activities;
Department functions, policies and procedures;
State and federal program and budgetary requirement;
Current understanding of the scientific literature related to cancer control, chronic disease risk factors, clinical and public health care systems; and,
State law and statutes regarding data privacy and reporting requirements.

Ability to:
Supervise staff;
Facilitate work groups and project teams to design and develop population-based cancer control activities at the state and local level;
Prepare and review a wide variety of reports and papers, including the results of research projects, surveillance fact sheets and reports, program evaluations, grants and reports to grantors;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with academic researchers, professional health personnel and other partners;
Effectively describe and discuss program work in oral presentations;
Write, collaborate in writing, or assist others in writing articles or papers on the results of program activities and outcomes; and,
Work independently.

Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. All applicants who apply to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

Recently Separated Veterans (RSV) – Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a RSV, you must meet all of the following criteria: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to health.jobs@state.mn.us or fax to 651-201-5779. Please include the vacancy number with your email or fax. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under the terms of this legislation. Note that all vacancies will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions.

Certain Disabled Veterans – Effective August 1, 2012, legislations provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you meet the following criteria: 1) meet service requirements and has verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and, 3) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to health.jobs@state.mn.us or fax to 651-201-5779. Please include the vacancy number with your email or fax. 

How to Apply:   This vacancy is open to all qualified job seekers. If you are interested in being considered for this position and are eligible to bid, please do one of the following by the closing date:

1) Submit your resume through the on-line Resume Builder at http://mn.gov/careers. You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. After you?ve completed your on-line resume, apply directly to this job posting (#14HEAL000519) by checking the “Apply for This Job” box and then clicking the “Apply to Selected Jobs” box at the bottom of the posting.

2) If you are unable to apply on-line via Resume Builder, submit your resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Please include this job posting number (#14HEAL000519) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at http://mn.gov/careers or by calling 651-259-3637.

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