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Program Specialist DHW - DMS ARU

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/05
Posting End Date: 2024/04/21
Category: Administration
Sub Category: Public Relations
Work Type: Full Time
Remote: Flexible Hybrid
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 26.70
Maximum Salary: 33.37
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

**This announcement has been extended through 04/21/24.

The Division of Management Services is pleased to begin the search for our newest Administrative Rules Unit (ARU) team member. This is a new position that will join our existing team of two. This position will collaborate with ARU to research, write, update, and coordinate the promulgation of Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) administrative rules, assist with the tracking of state legislation, and work closely with other state entities including the Legislative Services Office, the Division of Financial Management, and the DHW Board. 

ARU also provides support to all DHW divisions on proposed legislation and reviews executive orders affecting rulemaking, develops processes to integrate those changes, informs DHW of pertinent changes, and provides applicable timelines. Given the range of DHW programs, this position will have the opportunity to work on rules and legislation in a variety of areas including public safety, healthcare, and human services. Successful candidates will have strong writing and editing skills. This position requires a high level of attention to detail, as well as understanding the overall objectives and impact rules and legislation can have on our programs and the citizens we serve. 



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance - incredible rates!(full-time/30+ hours per week)
  • PERSI Choice 401(k)
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Wide variety of training opportunities
  • Some positions offer flexible hours and/or telecommuting


  • Researches, writes, updates, edits, and formats the text of Department rules. 
  • Supports DHW divisions and programs by communicating rulemaking and legislation requirements, deliverables, timelines, and the rulemaking and legislation processes.
  • Serves as a liaison to the Office of the Administrative Rules Coordinator (OAR) and submits all DHW rule dockets for publication to OAR and the Division of Financial Management.
  • Tracks state legislation and listens to applicable House and Senate floor sessions and pertinent legislative committee hearings that may affect DHW business.
  • Ensures compliance with Administrative Procedure Act (APA), as well as Executive Orders and the Division of Financial Management (DFM) process requirements related to rulemaking. 
  • Provides legislative agendas and daily bill and rule tracking to executive staff and affected divisions.
  • Prepares, maintains, and offers online tutorials and in-person training to Department staff.


You must possess all the minimum and specialty minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum and specialty qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. You should submit a cover letter with your application detailing your experience meeting the requirements below.


  • Experience developing, recommending and/or evaluating policy and procedures and recommending changes. Typically gained by approximately one year of experience where this was a primary responsibility of the job. This experience may include participation in a regional or statewide quality assurance team, business change or project team or a similar assignment.
  • Experience developing technical written materials such as policies, technical manuals or rules/regulations. Typically gained by at least one year experience working in a business setting developing training materials, reports, policy and/or procedure manuals, written interpretations of law, rules, or policies, or any related background which would be considered similar.
  • Experience providing technical program assistance to staff. Typically gained by at least one year of experience providing technical assistance to staff in a business setting which could include formal and informal assignments to assist, mentor or train new staff.


  • Experience researching, interpreting and applying rules, policies and procedures. Typically requires at least one year of experience in a work setting reviewing documents for accuracy of information contained in the document, completeness of the information contained in the document, and compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and laws.

Below is preferred experience. It is not required for the position but applicants with this experience may receive consideration over other applicants.

  1. Experience with Adobe Framemaker or other Publication Software. Typically gained by at least one year experience with publishing software. 
  2. Experience with the SharePoint platform. Typically gained by at least one year of experience.
  3. Experience developing and making oral presentations to groups in a business setting. Typically gained by at least six months of experience developing and making oral presentations to groups in a business setting. This may have included the development and making of training presentations.
  4. Experience creating and editing professional documents. Typically gained by two or more years’ experience creating professional documents and editing for accuracy, clarity, and use of proper grammar. 

Learn About a Career with DHW

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If you have questions, please contact us at:

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(answered Monday through Friday during business hours MST)

EMAIL: [email protected] 
(208) 334-0681


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.