Maine CDC – Comprehensive Cancer Program Manager

Health Program Manager
Opening Date: March 27, 2019  

Closing Date:  April 10, 2019  

Job Class Code: 4240
Grade: 26 (Supervisory) 
Salary: $47,798.40 – $65,457.60/yr.
Position Number: 2000-3085


Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.

The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.

Job duties:

 You will serve as a Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Program Manager within the Chronic Disease Prevention Program.  The core function of this program is to foster cancer prevention, increase early detection and screening, and support cancer survivors.

You will also:

  • Supervise the Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Program staff;
  • Manage the US CDC Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control grant which includes, planning, implementation, budgeting, reporting, and contract management;
  • Collaborate with the leaders of the Maine CDC Cancer Registry and Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Programs;
  • Work closely with other teams within the Chronic Disease Prevention Program;
  • Serve as liaison for internal and external stakeholders.



 A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or Health Sciences, Health Education, one of the Behavioral Sciences, Public Administration, or Education -AND- three (3) years experience in health program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation -OR- an equivalent seven (7) year combination of education, training, and experience.

 Preferred candidates will have:  

  • Excellent team leadership skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with U.S. CDC grant management requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of chronic diseases prevention methods
  • Knowledge of health communication methods
  • Ability to interpret surveillance and evaluation findings
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with internal and external partners


For additional information about this position please contact Dr. Nona Tsotseria, Senior Health Program Manager, 207-287-3267.

To apply, please upload a recent resume, cover letter, and transcript (transcript needed only if education is used to meet the minimum qualifications).  If you are unable to complete the online application and would like to request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at

Job site may be found here.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $400.21 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2018.


The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.