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EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER I

Rates Section Chief

Recruitment #14-005058-002

GRADE

Grade 23 Standard Salary Schedule $67,606 - $98,686

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for managing interagency efforts to implement federal and State regulations, maintain compliance and provide technical assistance in establishing and achieving an equitable statewide rate setting structure and process for residential and nonresidential child care programs for youth requiring out of home placements. The nature of this work includes monitoring public-private partnership agreements. Under the direction of the Branch Chief for Interagency Collaboration, this position is responsible for directing and managing the multi-agency collaborative process to review and establish rates for approximately 200 residential and child placement care programs annually. The Section Chief leads the collaborative process as required by SB 344/HB 387 that establishes MSDE as the lead in partnership with five partner agencies: Department of Budget and Management Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Department of Human Resources Department of Juvenile Services Governor’s Office for Children The responsibilities include chairing the State Interagency Rates Committee commissioned to oversee the care of youth requiring out-of-home placement.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides multi-agency leadership to oversee the business process for rate setting to achieve a more streamlined and equitable statewide solution; ensures that rates are published annually and that all rate packages are reasonable, completed in advance of July 1st; insures that the process and results comply with the requirements of SB 344/HB 387;  manages the Appeals and Modification process, advising on corrective actions; conducts analysis and leading interagency sub-committees and workgroups formed to examine best practices that lead to greater efficiency and cost savings for youth requiring residential and child placement in an out-of-home environment; manages the execution of statewide rate setting strategies across agencies, administrations, public and private partners; recruits new providers for special care, analysis of characteristics and needs of youth;

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: An advanced degree from an accredited college or university. A Master’s Degree or higher in Social Work, Public Health, Business Administration, or other related field.   EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years of senior level management and leadership experience in a related field. Demonstrated knowledge of government practices in rate setting for youth programs. Interagency experience in a healthcare or human services setting. Experience working at a State or Federal Organization.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge in providing services to youth requiring out of home care; knowledge for rate setting to achieve a more streamlined and equitable statewide solution; skills with proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Access, ability to read and interpret governing State policy; ability to guide the development and implementation of an effective application tracking and reporting software program for approved vendors providing out of home care

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Government on-line Application for Employment indicating application for Position# 076149  JOB APPS #14-005058-002.  The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.  Completed Applications must be directed to the Staff Employment Section within the Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 or faxed to 410-333-8950. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045, visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools or visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/ jobseekers/ pages/jobseekershome.aspx. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. Open until filledApplicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Government on-line Application for Employment indicating application for Position# 076149  JOB APPS #14-005058-002.   

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

 

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

 

Open until filled  Affirming Equal Opportunity in Principle and Practice