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Harm Reduction Programs Manager (FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL)

Recruitment #21-002586-0062

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau/Center for Harm Reduction Services/Division of Harm Reduction Policy & Program Management, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) is to reduce the transmission of HIV and to help Marylanders who are living with HIV/AIDS have longer and healthier lives. The IDPHSB is dedicated to primary and secondary prevention of HIV transmission in Maryland. In partnership with impacted communities, the Bureau develops, funds and evaluates effective Adult Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infection, and HIV prevention and treatment programs. The Bureau also provides training, support and technical assistance, in order to develop the capacity of agencies and individuals to successfully deliver those interventions and services.

PHPA's Center for Harm Reduction Services administers the Syringe Services Program (SSP); Overdose Response Program (ORP); Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) expansion activities; harm reduction workforce development; and, other harm reduction activities. This position will be responsible for acting as Program Lead and for conducting administrative activities which support the ORP, including the authorization of new programs; data management; technical assistance to authorized programs; and, developing and drafting guidance documents, forms and policies related to the program. This position will also be responsible for acting as Program Lead and for supporting administrative aspects of the ACCESS program, including website content management; grant monitoring; resource development; funding expansion; and, communication with grantees. 

Additionally, this position will maintain current knowledge of the fields of harm reduction and substance use disorder treatment, including best practices and available resources. This position will maintain extensive knowledge of grant restrictions and allowable costs, in order to effectively monitor grantees and evaluate grantee progress toward objectives. Finally, under the supervision of, and with the approval and support of, the Chief of the Division of Harm Reduction Policy & Program Management, this position will be the primary point of contact for all ACCESS grantees, while managing and overseeing all of their conditions of award; narrative and data reporting; training requirements; and, other relevant documentation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Eight years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes; or, overseeing or coordinating unit operations; or, functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking Commissioned Officer, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have customer service experience, as well as experience using Microsoft Office programs, including Excel. He/she should also have professional experience in Harm Reduction, along with experience monitoring contracts and/or grants. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience working in Ryan White-funded programs, in addition to some knowledge of Ryan White funding.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract, and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. 

You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



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