DHS Program Coordinator
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and coordinating a statewide program. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Supervises a professional and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, training employees or arranging training opportunities, assigning and reviewing work and special projects, evaluating the performance of incumbents, and conducting staff meetings to address problems and obtain status reports. Establishes short and long-range goals, plans, and activities. Develops or participates in the development of operating policies and procedures, staffing, and program needs. Defines monitoring methods, monitors program or service delivery effectiveness and compliance, identifies problem areas, and initiates corrective action. Provides technical assistance to internal and external personnel by disseminating and interpreting laws, policies, and procedures Coordinates personnel and activities to identify program needs, problems, and progress and implement revisions or corrections. Monitors and approves program expenditures, prepares budget requests for program operations and develops and monitors provider contracts. Performs administrative duties by reviewing and analyzing statistical data, compiling Information, preparing reports and correspondence, and researching and recommending legislation, trends, and program options. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing specialized program area. Knowledge of human service programs and resources. Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management and budgetary procedures. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others. Ability to develop, evaluate and analyze programs, services, policies and procedures and implement needed changes. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing program area. Ability to prepare, present and review oral and written information and reports.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business Management, or a related field; plus three years of experience in social service program organization, development, administration, or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
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