Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Social Services Program Specialist II
Social Services Program Specialist II
Pos No. 02000-3379 Code 5092 RANGE 25 (Supervisory Svcs.)$41 600.00 - $56 929.60
Value of State-paid Health and Dental Insurance: $ 341.08 biweekly
Value of State s share of employee s retirement 11.54 percent of pay.
Opening Date: November 9, 2012
November 28, 2012
| (207) 287-1887
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is driven by its vision of Maine people living safe, healthy and productive lives. Its goal is to assist the people of Maine in Meeting their own needs, as well as the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. It serves the public in an environment that reflects a caring, responsive and well-managed organization
The Division of Licensing and Regulator Services is responsible for licensing and handling complaints regarding medical and long term care facilities, assisted living, residential care, Private Non-Medical Institutions, mental health service providers, substance abuse agencies, and programs and services to children. Also responsible for the Certificate of Need Act, the Hospital Cooperation Act and laws pertaining to Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
This is professional services work in planning, coordinating, and administering the statewide Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP), and licensing activity for mental health & substance abuse providers in Maine. Supervision is exercised over professional and clerical staff. Work is performed under limited supervision.
MMMP â€“ Responsibilities include developing and implementing statewide policies and procedures affecting patients and caregivers; developing, approving and inspecting dispensaries which assure patients safe access to marijuana for medical use; reviewing and approving applications for registry identification cards; interfacing with law enforcement as it relates to legal participation in the program; planning, evaluating, and reporting on the program; and recommending needed changes in law and rules.
This person will develop educational and training materials regarding the program for patients and caregivers, dispensaries, health care professionals and law enforcement officials. The person will consult with local municipal officials and law enforcement. The person will provide training and orientation to staff and outside associations and community groups.
Behavioral Health Licensing â€“ As the Behavioral Health Program Manager, you will direct and oversee the day-to-day activities of a professional staff of licensing experts for mental health and substance abuse providers. You will assist in evaluating programs and activities to assure compliance with federal and state regulations and assist in the development and/or revision of rules and regulations.
In order to qualify, you must have an eight (8) year combination of education* and/or experience
at the professional level in the development or administration of a social services or healthcare
The backgrounds of well-qualified candidates should demonstrate all of the four following competencies:
1. Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures for a highly regulated program.
2. Effective management skills demonstrated by a proven ability to:
a. Plan, oversee and evaluate regulatory programs; and
b. Utilize data and formal review processes to measure program performance against
established goals and objectives.
3. Experience in developing educational materials and presenting training programs.
4. Direct experience in the criminal justice or law enforcement field.
* Only post-secondary degrees from a College or University whose accreditation has been granted from an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education will satisfy educational requirements. Information can be obtained at http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
Applicants must have foreign degrees evaluated by the World Education Services for authentication and US equivalency.
Application and Information
To apply, please US mail or fax: (1) a State of Maine Direct Hire application form, (2) current resume, (3) transcripts (if education is to be used as part of the 8-year requirements), and (4) cover letter addressing the four competency areas identified in the Requirements Section above to:
Department of Health and Human Services
Personnel Division Attn: Lynn Hadyniak
#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Fax: 207 287-8299
Direct hire applications are available at www.maine.gov/dhhs/jobs
Application material must be postmarked by the closing date.
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.
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.