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PROGRAM MANAGER II

Chief, Long Term Services and Supports

Recruitment #17-005477-0004

Introduction

The Maryland Department of Aging is seeking a mission-oriented seasoned leader who will serve as Chief, Long Term Services and Supports and successfully lead the Division in its next phase of growth and stability, and who will be a champion for the Department through strategic partnership and excellent fiscal management.

This is a Management Service position which serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

POSITION DUTIES

Incumbent will use a wide range of knowledge, skills, and expertise related to subject matter principles to assist the Department of Aging in planning, directing, and evaluating a variety of programs and activities including but not limited to:

State of Maryland’s No Wrong Door/Aging and Disability Resource Center (NWD/ADRC) operations and system, known as Maryland Access Point.

Medicaid administrative activities and federal financial participation claiming.

The Department’s responsibilities under the Medicaid Balancing Incentive, to increase nursing home diversions and access to non-institutional long-term services and supports

Information and Assistance.

Person-Centered Planning (Options Counseling).

Aging network education and outreach.

Veterans-Directed Care program.

As a member of the Senior Staff participate in Departmental strategic planning; policy formulation and administration; partnership development and management; outreach; procurement and the establishment and implementation procedures and controls.  Provide advice and consultation to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Aging network on current trends, challenges and opportunities relating to older adults.

Ability to work and travel to all areas of the State of Maryland, as well as out-of-state travel as needed and approved, for monitoring, implementation, meetings, trainings, presentations, and conferences. ·        

Demonstrated ability to develop and lead cross-functional, matrix project team toward common goals and strategic objectives while fostering strong relationships with all stakeholders.

Strong critical thinking ability, using logic and reasoning to identify issues, strengths and weakness of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Excellent written, verbal, visual/presentation and interpersonal communications skills with ability to successfully present ideas.

Demonstrated ability to be flexible and take a team-oriented approach; willing to proactively assist colleagues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Health Systems Management, Gerontology, law, human services, or a related field.  

Experience: At least five (5) years of relevant professional experience. Two years of which must have involved direct supervision or staff and project management.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Two years experience in Federal and State legislation/policy initiatives applicable to aging and disability services.

Two years experience in Medicaid reimbursement models/funding streams.

Two years experience in grant management.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.

Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

For questions concerning this recruitment, please call 410-767-2244.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.