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Florida's Dental Executive Director Position

The Florida Department of Health is advertising for the state's Dental Executive Director position. Dental Executive Director - If you have any questions please contact the Sean Isaac at 850-245-4476 or Shay Chapman at 850-245-4464.


The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is currently seeking a full-time Health Program Specialist for the Idaho Oral Health Program (IOHP)


Idaho Division of Public Health

The state of Idaho invites applications for the position of: Health Program Specialist - Idaho Oral Health Program - Limited Service. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is currently seeking a full-time Health Program Specialist for the Idaho Oral Health Program (IOHP). This position is located in the Division of Public Health in the Bureau of Community and Environmental Health. The IOHP is a federally funded program and works with partners throughout the state to ensure all Idahoans are free from oral disease, enjoy optimal oral health, and have access to oral healthcare. This is a limited service position, with funding to last through approximately August of 2022.  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 or program termination. This announcement will be used to fill the current vacancy in Boise only. If you have previously applied for Health Program Specialist and wish to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

This position requires some in-state and out-of-state travel to facilitate local/statewide meetings, attend trainings, and conduct site reviews.


Example of Duties:

  • Plan, develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate activities carried out under the IOHP.
  • Assist in the development of program priorities, policies, and procedures in accordance with program, partner, community, and department needs.
  • Assist in the development of data collection and analysis strategies for evaluation activities.
  • Assist in the preparation of progress reports for federal funders.
  • Develop and monitor contract/subgrant agreements and quality assurance.
  • Identify problem areas and recommend solutions.
  • May train and provide technical assistance and information to contractors, medical and dental professionals, and the public.
  • Maintain and develop strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and community organizations.
  • Assess program budget needs and prepare and justify annual budget request in coordination with the program manager.
  • Plan and coordinate trainings in partnership with subject matter experts on the topics of teledentistry and silver diamine fluoride.
  • Develop and oversee a project advisory committee comprised of existing oral health partners and potential new oral health stakeholders.
  • Plan and coordinate a statewide oral health workforce summit.
  • Where appropriate, assist with the coordination of program plans with other programs with the Bureau of Community and Environmental Health and within the Division of Public Health along with other public, private and, and voluntary agencies to optimize resources.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of public health practices.
  • Some knowledge of survey methodology and statistical procedures used to collect, analyze and interpret data.
  • Experience developing and/or managing projects.

Supplemental information:

  • Additional Qualifications: Are not required; however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene and current dental hygiene license. Typically gained by successful coursework in an accredited university.
  • Experience working in a dental office or dental public health setting. Typically gained by at least one year of experience or licensure as a dental professional.
  • Master's Degree in Public Health, Business, Health Administration, Health Education, Health Sciences, or related field. Typically gained by successful coursework in an accredited university.
  • Experience working in healthcare. Typically gained by at least one year of experience or licensure as a healthcare professional.
  • Experience leading and facilitating large groups of diverse stakeholders and partners. Typically gained by planning and leading committee, workgroup, or other types of meetings. 


$26.77 - $30.00 Hourly


Health and Welfare


Public Health




08/12/19 11:59 PM

To apply:

For more specific information regarding this position, please contact:
Misty Robertson, RDH-EA, CDHC
Health Program Manager | Oral Health
Division of Public Health |Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
450 West State St. 6th Floor
Boise, Idaho  83720
Office: 208.334.5947


Program Specialist – Oral Health

To be considered for any DPHHS Agency position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials.  Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position.

Materials Required of Applicants:

(To be considered in this pool, please submit the following)

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 Professional references
  • Supplemental question(s):  Please describe your experience managing grants, programs, contracts or projects. Your response should include, (1) dates; (2) funding amounts, (3) stakeholders you worked with; and (4) any oral health related experiences. If you have no experience with above, please describe your reasons for applying to oversee a state-wide oral health grant/project.

(Please type responses in a Word document and attach to application. HELPFUL HINT: When attaching a document, you much check the "relevant document" box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. Please do not attach more than requested. If you have more than 25 attachments in the system you will need to email these to: Failure to attach the required material will conclude in an incomplete application. You must also keep those relevant boxes checked once you submit your application; if you uncheck the box with an active application it will delete the attachment.)

This position is responsible for managing the federally-funded Oral Health Program and requires the continued work on the Montana Oral Health Strategic Framework (2018-2023). The program specialist develops and administers statewide public health programs in response to state needs and federal grant solicitations.  Responsibilities include: 1) Developing evidence-based public health policies and interventions; 2) Developing and implementing health surveillance and data collection systems to track, analyze and evaluate programs and services; 3) Coordinating program strategic planning and facilitating stakeholder groups; 4) and planning and coordinating program outreach, training and support.

Major Duties or Responsibilities:

Program Management and Grant Administration

  • Develops and administers statewide public health programs in response to state needs and federal grant and cooperative agreement solicitations.
  • Develops and implements evidence-based health policy, and public health interventions.
  • Coordinates statewide planning and partnership groups.
  • Develops and maintains program strategic and quality improvement plans, and performance measures.
  • Coordinates and monitors completion of program core work activity plans in performance management system.
  • Researches and write competitive and continuation grant and cooperative agreement applications to Federal and other funding organizations.
  • Coordinates the development and management of health surveillance and data collection systems to track, analyze and evaluate programs and services.
  • Researches, analyzes and monitors federal and state laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to their public health programs.

Outreach, Training, Program Support

  • Coordinates program support and technical assistance to local and tribal health departments and other partners/contractors.
  • Assesses training needs of contractors and partners.
  • Coordinates the implementation and evaluation of trainings and conferences, and other educational opportunities for contractors and partners.
  • Oversees the development of health education and outreach materials.
  • Responds to inquiries concerning public health programs.

Program and Contract Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Evaluates statewide program performance, recommends policy and/or program changes and improvements.
  • Oversees the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of requests for proposals, contracts, and memorandum of understandings to fund and support program-related services.
  • Develops and monitors programmatic budgets.

Other Duties as Assigned

Physical and Environmental Demands: Typical office work environment.  In-state travel and overnight stays may occur on a monthly basis but with advance notice.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Behaviors:

Required for the first day of work:

  • Knowledge of public health practice and implementation including disease prevention and control.
  • Skill in researching and developing public health interventions
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to multi task and perform tasks at all levels
  • Knowledge of program management
  • Ability to provide effective customer relations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Required Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in health science, health education, behavioral or social science, or a related degree.
  • Two years of job-related experience in health programming or health education.
  • Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Preferred degree in Oral Health.
  • Preferred working experience with Oral Health