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Program Specialist - Infant Toddler Program

Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/06
Posting End Date: 2024/07/07
Category: Business
Sub Category: Administration
Work Type: Full Time
Remote: Flexible Hybrid
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 24.27
Maximum Salary: 28.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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DEDICATED TO STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND INDEPENDENCE OF IDAHOANS

***THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO BE CONSIDERED.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's Division of Family and Community Services (FACS) has an opening for a Program Specialist in the Infant Toddler Program. This position will coordinate, manage, operate, and direct the Idaho Sound Beginnings State Program that operates under the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program. The coordinator will serve as the program liaison to ensure the provision of an effective, sustainable, and integrated Idaho EHDI system, and to ensure all Idaho newborns with hearing loss are identified early and provided with timely and appropriate follow-up utilizing JCIH guidelines, benchmarks, and best practices. This opening is located in our Central Office in Boise. 

BENEFITS:

BEST RETIREMENT AVAILABLE IN THE NATION 

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

OTHER EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 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

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

  • Develops and submits grant applications, reporting and other related documents.
  • Develops and administers program grant activities, contract, and budget management.
  • Oversees and assures implementation of all activities included in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grants and those required by FACS.
  • Ensures program policies, procedures, and standards are developed, implemented, and maintained.
  • Maintains and enhances EHDI tracking and surveillance system capable of supporting program goals.
  • Supports state providers of EHDI services through consultation, coordination, training, technical support, and various outreach activities.
  • Researches, identifies, and evaluates available state and national resources (including funding/grant opportunities and other national supports) as well as opportunities for collaboration and integration with community members and stakeholders.
  • Evaluates the integrity and effectiveness of the statewide EHDI system through comparative data analysis and evaluation of and consultation with individual program managers statewide, including birth-hospitals, midwives, audiologists, early interventionists, and other participating providers.
  • Develops and implements marketing strategies to increase public awareness of infant hearing loss, including evaluating information received from other stakeholders and providers, as well as evaluating available program and state date to gain knowledge of intended audience.
  • Convenes, facilitates, and coordinates the Idaho Sound Beginnings Advisory Committee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.

  • Some knowledge of management practices. Typically gained by completion of a college-level course OR 20 hours of management training that included all the essential elements of management (Planning, Organizing, Leading, Controlling) OR three months of experience performing all management elements.
  • Some knowledge of program or project planning and implementation. Typically gained by at least one year of experience on a committee or with a group that involved program planning and implementation.
  • Experience developing and evaluating policies and procedures. Typically gained by at least six months of experience writing or assisting in reviewing/auditing and developing policies, procedures, field memorandums. directives or post orders.

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

  • Experience writing and managing federal grants. Typically gained by at least one year of related work experience, or the development and implementation of at least two federal grants.
  • Good knowledge of EHDI community outreach methodologies. Typically gained by at least one year of work experience developing and coordinating outreach materials, activities, and follow-up with EHDI stakeholders.
  • Good knowledge of data systems to analyze, monitor, and interpret data. Typically gained by at least one year of related work experience with data systems.

   

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(answered Monday through Friday during business hours MST)

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

EEO/ADA/Veteran:

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.

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