Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Social Services Program Specialist I
CODE: 5092 PAY GRADE: 22 ($34,091.20 ‚€“ 46,217.60/yr.)
Value of State-paid Health and Dental Insurance: $341.08 biweekly
Value of State‚€™s share of Employee‚€™s Retirement: 11.54% of pay
Opening Date: October 19, 2012
|| Sarah McGuire
November 2, 2012
| (207) 287-1873
|Restrictions: Only employees with Promotional Status within the Executive Branch of State Government May Apply|
The Department of Health and Human Services provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protects the public health and assists our customers in meeting their needs; and that assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. DHHS strives to provide these programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families. The Office for Family Independence (OFI) has a current vacancy in Central Office Augusta.
Following USDA guidance for SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) reviews, this time-limited (through Sept. 30, 2013) position will work with the Food Supplement Program Manager and staff from NERO to develop a plan for SNAP Ed delivery in Maine, and secure approval of this plan by USDA NERO (North East Regional Office). This position will be responsible for securing contract implementation with the SNAP Ed vendor and will conduct a complete review of agents for SNAP Ed, utilizing tools from the plan and USDA guidance. Responsibilities include providing program administrative support, RFP development, review of contracts, financial records, and overseeing service delivery functions and outcomes. Additionally, this position will be responsible for securing contract implementation for the selected SNAP-Ed evaluation vendor and work with this vendor to develop an independent review process of SNAP-Ed results. This position will also work with the Food Supplement Program Manager on other duties, as assigned.
In order to qualify, you must have six (6) years of education and/or professional experience in social services program development/delivery, or social services related fiscal/budget administration/analysis work.
**Failure to complete the four supplemental qualifications questions will be deemed as an incomplete application and will not be processed.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUALIFICATION QUESTIONS:
In order to properly evaluate your experience, you must respond to the following performance areas on a separate document:
Performance Area #1: Please describe your experience with the development and/or administration of public policy.
Performance Area #2: Please describe your experience with working independently with minimum oversight.
Performance Area #3: Please describe your experience with working with multiple stake holders to accomplish an objective.
Performance Area #4:Please describe your experience with grant administration and management of grant services.
Application and Information
To apply, please forward a current direct hire application, resume and cover letter to:
DHHS Human Resources Division
#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
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.