Program Specialist VI
The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Program Implementation Specialist (Program Specialist VI) reports to the Operations Support Supervisor. This position is federally grant funded through Federal Fiscal Year 2025 and is contingent upon availability of funds.
Performs highly advanced technical assistance work in support of PEI program Family First Prevention Service Act (FFPSA) grant application, federal legislation implementation activities (including Family First Transition Act) and other prevention projects. Provides guidance and consultation regarding the complex implementation, interpretation and application of state and FFPSA legislation and other prevention projects. Plans, prioritizes, and performs a variety of technical, training, research, planning, policy, assessment and highly advanced administrative activities for assigned program(s) and project(s) including recommendations for the implementation of FFPSA legislation and other prevention projects.
Monitors and analyzes required administrative, state and federal legislation (particularly FFPSA or other specified prevention projects), data, reports, studies, and program instruction or guidance; and recommends appropriate changes to programs and projects. Provides high-level advice and counsel by interpreting policies, procedures, state and federal law related to the program.
Manages the collection, organization, analysis, and technical writing of materials including program information, reports, presentation documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphs.
Assists management with developing and implementing effective implementation techniques and providing guidance to staff in the development and integration of new FFPSA legislation. Assists management with developing program policies, procedures and manuals; and planning program activities in accordance with program and project objective and goals.
Coordinate input and gather pertinent information from internal, including agency management staff, and external stakeholder for planning and implementing federal legislation.
Represents PEI at meetings, interagency workgroups and other assigned events as a subject matter expert for the implementation of the FFPSA programming and projects. May serve as the lead on implementation and ongoing management of complex program initiatives.
Performs related work as assigned.
Works under minimal supervision, with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Provides consultative services and technical assistance in support of PEI program and FFPSA grant planning, application and implementation activities and other prevention projects. Analyzes and interprets applicable federal legislation, program instruction and guidance and develops recommendations for program and project leadership. Plans, develops, implements, and monitors federally grant funded project and FFPSA prevention legislation. (25%) Manages and completes technical report writing, presentation material production and supporting documents, such as data analysis, charts, graphs and other pertinent written information. Assists in and develops effective implementation strategies and techniques for PEI management and PEI and cross agency staff in order to meet program and project goals. (25%) Gathers pertinent information by working with internal and external stakeholders for effective implementation of the federal grant and legislation. (25%) Serves as a subject matter expert regarding prevention strategies, programming for federally funded grant and legislation. (25%)
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations and how to interpret. Knowledge of grant application and federal grant announcements. Knowledge of legislation implementation. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Skill in effective verbal and written communication. Skill in leading others and facilitating group meetings. Skill in leading projects, managing work processes, and producing deliverables. Skill in program and project planning, development and implementation. Ability to represent Prevention and early intervention effectively with key stakeholders. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports producing technical written materials. Ability to research, gather, assemble, correlate and analyze data and facts. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and may oversee the work of others. Ability to approach problems critically and analytically. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities. Ability to understand new information effectively and quickly. Knowledge of research methods, principles, techniques, and philosophies. Ability to present orally and in writing. Ability to interpret complex information, statistical data charts and tables.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree. Preferred education includes a degree in an applicable field (ie/public policy, public health, social work, child development, or equivalent degree within social sciences). Preferred experience working with federal grants or experience working with prevention research or public health research and programming. Preferred project management experience or certification.
This position is federally grant funded through Federal Fiscal Year 2025 and is contingent upon availability of funds.
No direct military equivalent.
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