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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Program Manager

Employment type
Full Time
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

Tobacco Control and Prevention Program, Program Manager

Monthly Salary: $6,571.00

Fully Paid Medical/Dental Insurance

Contract position through June 30, 2019


The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Program Manager. Please note that the summary of responsibilities and required abilities identified below are not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

This position will oversee the planning and implementation of all Proposition 56 activities. The position’s primary responsibilities will include oversight of the tobacco-related policy, programmatic, administrative, and evaluation components of the grant. The position will be responsible for working with other programs in DPH, other County departments including the Department of Health Services (DHS), and a large number of public agencies and community organizations funded by the grant. This position will be responsible for ensuring the success of all tobacco-related components of the grant and for reporting progress to the Tobacco Control and Prevention Program (TCPP) Director.

  • Work with the TCPP Director to plan grant activities and organize, assign, and coordinate the work of staff responsible for tobacco control and prevention program and policy implementation;
  • Oversee the progress of funded external partners, identify problem areas, and institute corrective actions to ensure that all tobacco-related grant deliverables are met;
  • Review the work of the tobacco control and prevention team for thoroughness, soundness of recommendations, and compliance with the standards, policies, procedures, and regulations of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH as well as the County);
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the CDPH regarding tobacco-related elements of the grant, including preparation of biannual progress reports and phone meetings with the CDPH;
  • Direct all external tobacco-related Proposition 56 communication activities, respond to media inquiries, and deliver community presentations;
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of tobacco-related consultants hired to assist with programmatic and policy activities of the grant, as well as oversee the orientation, training, development, and evaluation of the team;
  • Work with the TCPP Director to ensure that all tobacco control and prevention contract and budgetary issues are effectively addressed;
  • Work with the TCPP Director to ensure that the evaluation plan related to tobacco control and prevention is developed and implemented in accordance with CDPH and TCPP requirements;
  • Confer with the CDPH and other funded local health departments in California and across the nation to coordinate tobacco control and prevention activities and share best practices; and
  • Represent DPH at State meetings and at other tobacco control and prevention regional and national meetings to report on grant activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of the department (e.g., health, public health, public policy and/or social work/social welfare) -AND- four (4) years of experience in the analysis of mental health or public programs. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of the department may be substituted for one year of required experience.
  • A valid California Driver’s License, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in policy development, adoption, and/or implementation;
  • Content expertise in tobacco control and prevention;
  • Experience working with community-based agencies on building collaboratives/coalitions;
  • Experience in program planning, evaluation, and grant management;
  • Experience in contract management;
  • Computer literate and skilled in use of MS Windows-based programs, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Ability to make effective presentations to both professional groups and the public; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


To apply

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter and resume to [email protected]  or call the office at (626) 793-0020