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Health Program Specialist - PH

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/18
Posting End Date: 2024/07/02
Category: Public Health
Sub Category: Health Education
Work Type: Full Time
Remote: Flexible Hybrid
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 28.17
Maximum Salary: 28.17
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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“Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date.” 

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is currently seeking a full-time Health Program Specialist for the Ryan White Part B/ADAP Program. This position is located within the HIV, STD and Hepatitis Section in the Bureau of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Public Health.

This position will support program activities outlined in our federal grants. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and motivated self-starter who has an interest in HIV care. Have strong oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, time management skills, and experience working with stakeholders and other community partners in capacity building, program evaluation, and implementation of best practices for HIV Care management.  

This is a limited-service position. Length of limited-service appointments are determined by the availability of funds such as grants, alternative funding sources and/or timeframes such as pilot projects, alternative funding sources or program termination. 



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance - incredible rates!(full-time/30+ hours per week)
  • PERSI Choice 401(k)
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Wide variety of training opportunities
  • Some positions offer flexible hours and/or telecommuting


  • Verify eligibility and process client intakes and annual re-certifications.
  • Participate in rebate payment reconciliation with pharmacy benefits management contract.
  • Attend subrecipient meetings, monthly meeting with HRSA, internal RWPB program meetings and section meetings.
  • Monitor and help maintain the CAREWare system.
  • Provide outreach and communication with the Idaho Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS (IACHA) and act as primary point person for meetings.
  • Assist with the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (SCSN) and all efforts to create an inventory of available Ryan White Services.
  • Assist with data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination, per program need.
  • Assist with planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating activities in accordance with the federal grants.
  • Provide technical assistance to the Idaho Ryan White Case Managers as needed.
  • Assist with clinical quality management monitoring of performance measures.  


You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.

  • Some knowledge of public health practices. Typically gained by completion of college-level coursework relating to public health practices OR at least one year of professional level experience in a public health field.
  • Some knowledge of survey methodology and statistical procedures used to collect, analyze, and interpret data. Typically gained by completion of at least one upper division college-level course in statistics OR at least one year of experience performing related work with a measured outcome.
  • Experience managing projects. Typically gained by approximately one year of experience where you held the responsibility for all the various aspects of managing an entire project.

Below is preferred experience. It is not required for the position but applicants with this experience may receive consideration over other applicants.

  1. Some knowledge of needs assessments. Gained by at least one year of experience in developing and conducting community needs assessments.
  2. Experience in data collection and evaluation. Gained by completing at least one upper-division college class (or higher) in data collection and evaluation methods, or at least one year of experience in a job where data collection and evaluation were a substantial amount of the job duties.
  3. Experience demonstrating the ability to collaborate with other health-focused or community organizations. Gained by at least one year of experience collaborating with other organizations.
  4. Some knowledge of HIV disease and HIV Care practices. Gained by at least one year of experience working in related field.  

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PHONE: (208) 334-0681


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

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