Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement

Public Service Manager III

Associate Director Finance & Community Partnerships

CODE:  MA34	RANGE: 34 (Confidential)         SALARY:  $59,508.80 - $81,993.59/yr.

Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance: $340.52 biweekly (90% State Contribution)
Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance: $322.33 biweekly (85% State Contribution)
Value of State share of employee retirement: 22.07% of pay.

Opening Date: September 26, 2013

Contact:      Kris Albert

Closing Date: October 24, 2013

 (207) 287-1871
Location: Augusta

Agency Information

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services which protect the public health and assist our customers and caregivers in meeting their needs; and that assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. The Office of Aging & Disability Services (OADS) within DHHS oversees a broad range of community services for older persons and persons with disabilities; home and community-based services; long term care services; a comprehensive system of support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; brain injury services; consumer-directed services; quality assurance and quality improvement services including independent assessment services; adult protective services; and public guardianship and/or conservatorship services for individuals who are incapacitated and least restrictive alternatives are not available. The OADS is designated as the state unit on aging for planning purposes and administration of programs under the Older Americans Act. OADS fulfills its mission through: Prevention, Intervention, Care Management, Community Partnerships, Policy and Information Services. This position will be based in Augusta.

Job Duties

As the Associate Director Finance and Community Partnerships you will perform duties of a managerial nature in planning and directing the finance and community partnership activities within the Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS). You will be the strategic leader in building a model finance and community partnership program in response to the needs of persons with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities; brain injury; adult abuse, neglect and exploitation; long term care; those in need to public guardianship and/or conservatorship; and develop a coordinated and integrated delivery system. You will be responsible for overseeing fiscal planning and community partnership in developing, monitoring budgets, implementing, and evaluating policies, and resource allocations statewide for long term care, aging services, financial administration including provider contracts and federal grants.


To qualify your background must include a Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in social services or directly related field and eight (8) years professional experience in providing and/or overseeing services for adults, including significant experience in planning and managing programs for older adults and persons with disabilities -OR- an equivalent twelve (12) year combination of education and/or experience. Experience must include three (3) years at the program management/administrative level. Additional years of professional experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

1. A thorough knowledge of Federal and State funding streams that finance social services programs and a demonstrated ability in developing strategic financial plans and monitoring governmental budgets, preferably for a federally-funded social services agency/program.

2. A thorough knowledge of state purchased services rules and policies; performance-based contracting; and contracting oversight and evaluation and a demonstrated ability to develop and oversee needs assessments and Requests for Proposals processes.

3. A demonstrated ability to oversee and monitor federal grant programs and appropriately allocate monies according to federal rules.

4. A demonstrated ability to assess the effects of state legislation and program data to set performance milestones/objectives, evaluate program performance and implement change.

5. A general knowledge of: a) public sector contracting and grant management; and b) human resources policies and procedures and civil service rules.

* Only post-secondary degrees from a College or University whose accreditation has been granted from a nationally recognized 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/. Foreign degrees must be evaluated by the World Education Services for authentication and U.S. equivalency.

Application and Information

To apply, please forward a State of Maine application form, current resume, cover letter addressing the five (5) competency areas identified in the Requirements Section and copies of post-secondary transcripts to the following address post-marked on or prior to the closing date:

Kristine Albert, Human Resources Manager
DHHS, Human Resources Service Center
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011

Direct hire applications are available at www.maine.gov/dhhs/jobs

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.