New Job Ocfs Policy Coordinator In Maine
|OCFS Policy Coordinator|
OCFS Policy Coordinator
Company : State of Maine
Salary : $52,582 - $71,406 a year
Location : Maine
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Social Services Program Specialist II
Opening Date: May 3, 2023
Closing Date: May 17, 2023
Job Class Code: 5093
Grade: 25 (Supervisory Services)
Salary: $52,582.40 - $71,406.41/yr.
Position Number: 02000-2516
Location: The anticipated vacancy can be located in Augusta, Bangor, or Portland
As an OCFS Policy Coordinator you will play an important role within the Office of Child and Family Services. You will take a primary role in the development and drafting of new policy, as well as minor and major changes in current policy. You will be responsible for collaborating with stakeholders within OCFS to develop policy that meets OCFS Child Welfare needs, which may include development of policy for other programs as deemed necessary. You will also collaborate with stakeholders from outside OCFS, as requested and may be called on to represent the Department in both internal and external initiatives. Primary job duties include:
- Develop and write new and updated OCFS Child Welfare policies that are consistent with federal law, state law, current OCFS initiatives, and other applicable sources of authority.
- Research and provide the latest information regarding policies utilized in other jurisdictions.
- Provide supervision to staff participating in policy development.
- Implement a project management system for policy development.
- Implement a system of periodic evaluation and revision of current OCFS policies.
- Engage with internal and external stakeholders, including OCFS senior management.
- Engage with OCFS training staff in the implementation of trainings regarding changes to policy.
In order to qualify, you must have eight (8) years combination of education and/or professional experience in social services. Preference will be given to those candidates with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, or a related field. Preference will also be given to those candidates with demonstrated history in policy development.
The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise in the following areas:
A strong knowledge of OCFS Child Welfare programs and policies as well as knowledge of other program areas and their interaction with OCFS.
- Strong technical writing skills (please submit a writing sample representative of your skills).
- The ability to effectively and efficiently manage projects, including keeping project team members on task and the project on time.
- Demonstrated ability to supervise staff (please describe # of staff you have supervised and
their job titles).
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State's population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.
The Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS), within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is responsible for ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families throughout Maine. This position’s primary focus will be on developing, implementing and evaluating OCFS policies and the anticipated vacancy can be located in Augusta, Bangor, or Portland
Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.
For additional information about this position please contact Julia Simmons at (207) 624-7934 or by e-mail at [email protected] . To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter addressing the five competency areas identified in the Requirements Section.
To request a paper application, please contact [email protected] .
No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:
- Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
- Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
- Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
- Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
- Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
- Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
- Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
- Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
- Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
- Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
- Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
- Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.
There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.
As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.
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