Workforce Development Coordinator

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description


Do you like to motivate and inspire others? Are you ready to enhance the health and culture of Department of Health and Human Services (Team DHHS ) employees as well as our external stakeholders ? If this is you,, then we want you on our team as a Workforce Development Coordinator. In this position, you will engage with our DHHS Leadership to support and enhance the health and culture of all DHHS employees, with a focus on strengthening the workforce . You will also work with section leads, local health officials/designees, and contractor(s) to develop and implement assessments to design plans of action in support of grant objectives through 2027. Finally, you will fulfill requirements of the grant, and will assist with establishing and hiring critical support positions. We value what you will bring to the table in this position and you will be able to make a difference from day one!

1. You will need to physically reside within the State of Utah while performing all primary duties or be able to meet this requirement within 30 days of your start date.
2. If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a background check and review. There will be no cost to you and fingerprinting will be completed on the first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
3. Remote work is also available with this position.
As the Workforce Development Coordinator you will:

Work with the grant Principal Investigator (PI) to refine goals, objectives, and work plans for the program.
Work with staff and key stakeholders. e,g., a grant evaluator, local health officials/designees, and contractor(s) to develop and implement assessments in support of grant objectives.
Support other section leads with said assessments (as mentioned in the previous bullet).
Work with key staff, local health department partners, and/or contractor(s) to utilize information from assessments to develop recommendations for leadership in order to meet grant objectives.
Support the PI, local health departments, and leadership to operationalize adopted recommendations
Work with staff and key stakeholders to monitor outcomes and efficacy of actions, and recommend modifications when needed.
Engage and collaborate with the Division of Human Resource Management (DHRM) and DHHS leadership in order to evaluate options for improving health and culture of DHHS employees.


The ability to understand how to navigate HR policies and procedures in a government setting.
The ability to develop, implement, and interpret assessments in order to provide recommendations for an action plan, especially as they pertain to employee satisfaction, engagement, and culture.
The ability to communicate clearly and professionally verbally and in writing.
The ability to work collaboratively with others.
The ability to organize and prioritize work independently.

In order to be successful in this position YOU MUST have:
Experience working in human resources and/or in a public health management role, ideally in a government setting (ideally, minimum of 2 years).
Experience with survey design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation (ideally, minimum of 2 years).
Experience with collaborating in teams of people of diverse backgrounds and skill sets (ideally, minimum of 2 years).
The ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, with people of diverse backgrounds and skill sets.
Experience with methods for finding and applying standard policies and procedures, ideally in a government setting (ideally, minimum of 2 years).


As the Workforce Development Coordinator with the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, you will work with a great team that coordinates federal, state, and local efforts aimed at improving the health of Utah’s general population as a whole. To see why your role is so important as well as who you will be supporting, click here. Additionally, as a State of Utah employee, you will enjoy a generous benefits package, including; comprehensive medical insurance (with traditional and high deductible options), Health Savings Account contributions, dental, retirement/pension plan, and paid leave accrual.

We actively strive to promote positive work/life balance for all our employees. You can find more information about the benefits of state employment here .


Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Standard Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Remote work available

Physical Requirements:
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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