Communicable Disease Unit Manager
State of Wyoming - Cheyenne, WY

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Enjoy a small town atmosphere only 100 miles from Denver, with no state income tax, and an average of 300 days of sunshine each year with nearby access to skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, other outdoor activities.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), Public Health Division is seeking an energetic and dynamic healthcare professional to manage the Communicable Disease Unit by administering public health programs for the prevention, intervention and treatment of diseases in Wyoming to reduce the rates and burdens of disease.

  • Manages HIV Services Programs (HOPWA, Ryan White and ADAP), policy development, administrative process, personnel, budget oversight and coordination with community partners statewide.
  • Serves as the principal investigator for the HIV Surveillance Grant, HIV Prevention Grant and TB Prevention and Control grant.
  • Writes the CDC cooperative agreements annually for the HIV Surveillance grant, HIV Prevention grant and TB Prevention and Control.
  • Develops and manages implementation of new policies and procedures resulting from changes in federal and state requirements.
  • Promulgates rules and regulations for health related legislation.
  • Defines unit goals, priorities and develops implementation action plans for subordinate staff to maintain flow of work and timely deliverables.
  • Within the scope of available resources, provides for employee education and development.
  • Ensures that quality program compliance, customer service, and correct information are provided to program clients and agency staff.
  • Provides technical and monitoring support to ensure completion of program requirements for monitoring and training.
  • Identifies potential problems in the health programs through the evaluation of monitoring activities, renewal activities, and training events.
  • Devises proactive solutions to problems through a variety of approaches through leadership and cooperation with unit staff and program clients.
  • Creates and supervises projects and funding for competitive grant opportunities.

  • Knowledge of employee supervision and team building techniques.
  • Knowledge of developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to Medicaid, human service programs, and healthcare service delivery systems to include pertinent funding and resources.
  • Knowledge of training techniques and technical assistance resources.
  • Skilled in developing and implementing policy, systems and environmental change.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Knowledge of coalition and partnership development.
  • Skilled in budget development and management.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Master's Degree in Public Health, or Public Administration, and at least five to seven years of experience in the field, as well as five to seven years of supervisory and management experience.

*Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code HSHP11) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at:

The State of Wyoming has no state income tax. WDH offers an excellent benefits package, including medical/dental/life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, employer funded retirement, deferred compensation program, longevity pay and opportunities for advancement. See us online at:

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