Health Program Manager II-ILP Lead Agency Staff

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This position is open to Alaska Residents only.
Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

Are you interested in providing leadership in a dynamic program?

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career and the ability to be a part of a professional team?

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers with Disabilities and their families?

If so, come join Senior & Disabilities Services (SDS) and be part of the Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program (EI/ILP) as a Health Program Manager II.
Position focus: This position provides program support, technical assistance and monitoring to grantees providing EI/ILP services throughout Alaska. As a member of the State EI/ILP team the incumbent participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that result in continuous program improvement and quality early intervention services for infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities or developmental delays and their families. This position is responsible to oversee the specific aspects of funding and compliance for EI/ILP programs that provide support to Alaska families.
Duties include: Develop, implement and administer programs to ensure effective delivery of services to infants and toddlers with disabilities. Conduct program monitoring and oversee continuous quality improvement activities. Working knowledge of/and ability to interpret Federal and State laws and policy related to early intervention/education services. Experience collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders in the disability service field. Participate in the development of curriculum and implementation of training for providers and stakeholder groups. Gathering, maintaining, and assisting programmatic data used to plan or reconfigure systems to improve services and efficiency. Producing professional reports.
All applicants must clearly describe how they possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience in their cover letter and applicant profile: Ability to establish priorities in constantly changing environment and develop long range work plans. Ability to work independently and provide technical assistance to early invention provider staff on State and Federal rules and procedures. Ability to interpret and apply complex program statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures that guide EI/ILP services. Excellent initiative and ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision. Demonstrated superior written and verbal communication skills. Proficient use of computers including Health Management Systems, Microsoft Office software such as MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Available for occasional travel throughout Alaska.
Skills preferred but not required: Experience drafting regulations is preferred but not necessary Experience coaching peers to achieve measurable outcomes.
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A Master's degree from an accredited college in health, public health, behavioral health, health care services, health practice, senior health care, developmental disabilities, health sciences, health care administration, or a closely related field. AND One year of advanced professional level experience performing health program planning, development, coordination, evaluation, or implementation; technical health care assistance and consultation; health care utilization or quality assurance examination; and/or health care service delivery. The required experience includes, but is not limited to, work such as Health Program Manager I, Nurse III, Nurse III (Psychiatric), Public Health Nurse III, Nurse Consultant I, Health and Social Services Planner I, Medical Assistance Administrator II, Mental Health Clinician II, Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist II, Social Worker III, Social Services Specialist III, or Children's Services Specialist III; or Program Coordinator, Project Coordinator or Associate Coordinator (w/ health focus) with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer. OR A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in biological, health or behavioral science; health practice; education; public, healthcare, or business administration; or a closely related field. AND Two years of advanced professional level experience performing health program planning, development, coordination, evaluation, or implementation; technical health care assistance and consultation; health care utilization or quality assurance examination; and/or health care service delivery. OR Graduation from a diploma or Associate degree school of nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing. AND Four years of advanced professional level experience performing health program planning, development, coordination, evaluation or implementation; technical health care assistance and consultation; health care utilization or quality assurance examination; and/or health care service delivery. Special Note: Agencies employing Health Program Managers are responsible for administering a wide range of medical, behavioral, and social health insurance programs for children and adults. Positions typically focus on a particular health area. Where licensure is required, the job vacancy announcement will identify the type of license necessary to apply for that specific position. The essential functions of some positions may involve exposure to infectious disease and/or biohazards. Travel may be required.
At time of interview applicant must submit: Current resume. Three (3) Professional references with current contact information. Two (2) most current performance evaluations, if available. A copy of academic transcripts, to verify post-secondary education used to meet the minimum qualifications. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution name is listed on the transcripts). Do a short presentation five minute presentation on a topic to be assigned when the interview is scheduled.
Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.
COVER LETTER A cover letter is required. The cover letter must describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, as they pertain to the bulleted points listed in the job description above. Please attach the cover letter as a separate document to your application before applying online. If unable to attach to your application, email or fax the cover letter to the contact number provided in the job posting prior to the closing date of this recruitment. Your cover letter will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. Omission of any required documentation will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

To verify education being used to meet the required minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview, or if/when requested prior to scheduling an interview.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.

If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level. Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position. This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting 'see resume or CV' or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.

This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

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The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.
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Name/Title: Maureen Harwood, Health Program Manager IV
Phone: (907) 451-5041
Fax: (907) 451-5046
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