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State of Montana Community Services Program Specialist (01221) in Helena, Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has a career opportunity within the Human & Community Services Division. The intergovernmental Human Services Bureau manages over 10 safety net programs that are targeted to alleviate poverty and strengthen communities. Through partnerships with local human service and community action agencies, services such as energy assistance, weatherization, community services, housing assistance, and food distribution improve the lives of community members and promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families. This position works as part of a committed and passionate team that manages the Community Services Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, Housing Stability Services, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS programs. These programs have an impact that goes beyond providing financial assistance by playing a crucial role in maintaining Family Stability, improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations, and supporting local programming. It enables elderly citizens and persons with disabilities to live independently and ensures that individuals have access to assistance programs to support their needs. The Community Services Program Specialist: * Analyzes, interprets, and explains program regulations, policies, and procedures to sub-recipients and staff, stakeholders, and clients. * Guides sub-recipients in the design and delivery of their local programs and recommends administrative controls, organizational and program structures. * Allocates funding resources and submits program state plans and other funding requests and works with management to facilitate program implementation. * Analyzes data and recommends program changes to increase program effectiveness and ensure program objectives are met. Why Join DPHHS Our mission at DPHHS is to serve Montanans in their communities to improve and protect the health, safety, and well-being, and to empower independence. By joining our department, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. 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. In addition, DPHHS is the largest state agency with a wide range of advancement opportunities whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience. / / Qualifications for this Career Opportunity * Knowledge of community/service-based federal and state grants, program planning and evaluation including regulatory process. * Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize data. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills. * Ability to analyze information, make decisions and solve problems. * Ability to assess training needs, create curriculum and present trainings. * Meet minimum qualifications: o Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, or other analytical degree, or other related fields to meet the duties and responsibility of this position. o 3 years of progressive experience with program planning and implementation including program evaluation. o Contract administration experience preferred. How to Apply To be considered for a DPHHS position, 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 uploaded correctly to your application for this position. * Cover Letter * Resume * References Successful applicants will be subject to background checks relevant to the position and must pass reference checks before an offer will be extended. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact DPHHS Human Resources listed below. Additional Information 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. This position is open until filled with the first review of applications on 3/13/2024. * Title: *Community Services Program Specialist (01221) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 24140619