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State of Montana PFS Program Specialist 2 (37435) in Helena, Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has a career opportunity within the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Division, Prevention Bureau. This position in the Prevention Bureau is responsible for managing the primary prevention of substance abuse under the Partnership for Success discretionary grant. Responsibilities include working with community and regional-based contractors to implement prevention strategies to reduce substance use prevalence in Montana amongst high-risk populations. This position designs, implements, and assesses grant activities, provides technical assistance to contractors, and develops grant activity reports. All activities are based on the principles of evidence-based practices, quality improvement, and community level outcomes. These duties are typically performed through site reviews, performance monitoring, onsite technical assistance, and provider and project relations. This position reports to the Prevention Section Supervisor and does not supervise. * * 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. TheState 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 evidence-based programming for substance use disorders. * Knowledge of program development and quality improvement practices. * Knowledge of federal and state laws related to grants and contracts. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking. * Meet minimum qualifications: o + Bachelor’s degree in health science, health education, behavioral or social science, public administration, or a related field. + Two years of job-related experience in health programming or health education, including administration of a federal grant program. + Other combinations of related education and experience will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. * Preferred: o + Master’s degree in social work, public health, public administration, or a related field. * * 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 may be eligible for a statutory $1.50 an hour base pay increase effective July 1, 2024. This position is open until filled with frequent screening of applicants. Title: PFS Program Specialist 2 (37435) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 24140781