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State of Montana Preschool Development Program Specialist in BOZEMAN, Montana

*The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has a career opportunity within the Early Childhood and Family Support Division.* Our mission at DPHHS is to improve and protect the health,well-being,and self-reliance of all Montanans throughout every stage of their life. By joining our team,you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. Whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience,DPHHS has the opportunity for you! The Early Childhood and Family Support Division works with community providers across the state and is home to many early childhood and family support programs including,but not limited to childcare; serving children with developmental delays; supporting families through nutrition education and support,home visiting,and child abuse prevention efforts. ECFSD strives to assure that children and families are healthy and thriving. This position manages the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B5). Other responsibilities include: 1) Interpreting and updating policies,manuals,rules and regulations to comply with State Administrative Rules and Federal requirements; 2) General Supervision activities to meet the Federal assurances,including subgrantee budgets; 3) Monitoring contracts and compliance and performance; 4) Data system development and implementation for program requirements in coordination with our Business Systems and Operations Bureau; 5) Conducting data analysis,identifying program needs,and generating solutions for continuous improvement; and 4) Drafting performance and compliance reports for public dissemination including local,state,and federal authorities.// / / /This position may be eligible for partial telework within the state of Montana. Specific conditions will be provided by the supervisor and must adhere to state policy./ */The primary location for this position is open for consideration and can be discussed with the supervisor. This is a grant funded position,with funding secured through December 2025./* *What we can offer you* The State of Montana\'s comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage,retirement plans,paid vacation,sick leave,and holidays,work/life balance,and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Visit the Health Care and Benefits Division for more information at In addition to employee benefits,there are a wide range of advancement opportunities within the largest state agency in Montana. *What you can offer us* a Knowledge of early childhood practices. a Knowledge of data analysis and reporting procedures. a Excellent written and oral communication skills. a Critical thinking and analytical skills. a Critical attention to detail,time management and organization skills. a Ability to facilitate collaboration and cooperation with others. a Ability to operate personal computer and general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions,including using spreadsheets,word processing,database,email,internet,and other computer programs. a /Meet minimum qualifications:/ a /Bachelor\'s degree in early childhood,psychology,special education,human services,or related field./ a /Two years direct experience in human services program/project management./ a /Equivalent combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis./ For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process,contact Human Resources. *How to Apply* Submit the following required documents with your application on the State of Montana Careers website. When submitting the required documents,you must check the \"relevant document\" box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application for this position. a Resume a C