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Senior Policy Advisor
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Senior Policy Advisor
Senior Policy AdvisorPublic Service Coordinator II

CODE: CA 30 RANGE: 30 SALARY: $55,702.40 - $76,440.00Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance: $397.94 bi-wkly (90% State contribution)$376.56 bi-wkly (85% State contribution)Value of State's share of employee's retirement: 19.92% of pay

Opening Date: June 4, 2018

Contact: S.Smith

Closing Date:
June 15, 2018


(207) 287-1877


Agency InformationThe Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and that assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. DHHS strives to provide these programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families. The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) within DHHS is responsible for providing leadership and active partnership in Maine's comprehensive system of support to communities and individuals with substance use and mental health conditions across the prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery system and across the lifespan through a network of community providers. This position is located in Augusta.Job DutiesAs SAMHS Senior Policy Advisor, you will provide the Director Office SAMHS and Senior Management Team with high level expertise and guidance in matters pertaining to SAMHS programs and operations. You will work collaboratively with SAMHS Senior Management Team, Office of the Commissioner DHHS, SAMHS and DHHS program managers and staff, and federal program in developing polices, processes and procedures that implement and document changes to SAMHS and other DHHS programs in accordance with State and federal requirements. You provide the Director SAMHS with analysis and advisement on regulatory, legislative and programmatic issues affecting the Office. You will identify systemic issues and potential issues arising from changes in Federal or State laws, rules and regulations affecting the SMAHS program; and provide an impact analysis to the SAMHS Director and senior management team. You will also research and interpret laws and statutes including proposed legislative activity with potential impact on the Office.Your core duties will include:Serving as a member of the SAMHS senior management team and providing high level analysis and advisement on statutory, regulatory, HIPAA and policy matters, including state and federal requirements, pertaining to programs, operations, policies, services and initiatives.Providing consultation to Director SAMHS and SAMHS program managers/staff and advising them concerning legal matters relevant to SAMHS programs in order to provide knowledgeable advice and opinions.Researching, evaluating and drafting legislation, regulations and policies/rules/regulations affecting SAMHS programs, services and facilities.Representing SAMHS before the related governing entities and various boards, councils, committees either independently or as a member of a team.Reviewing and interpreting RFP's, contracts, agreements, and quasi-legal documents for SAMHS programs compliance with applicable state and federal rules, regulations, etc.Representing the Director SAMHS on special projects and leading working groups and project teams.RequirementsTo qualify for this position, you must have an eight (8) year combination of education and experience comprised of a Bachelor's Degree in business/public administration, social services, a behavioral health area, healthcare administration, or a related field and four (4) years' experience at the professional level in business/public administration, legal services or a related field. An advanced degree such as an MBA, MPA or JD is preferred. Equivalent related professional experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:1. The ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with other state officials, federal officials, private organizations, consumers, and advocates.2. A demonstrated ability to research laws, rules, and regulations and offer sound advice to executive managers.3. Prior experience developing and managing contracts, particularly healthcare or social services related contracts.4. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage large projects and accountability for completing within projects within time, budget and quality constraints.

Application and InformationFor additional information about this position please contact Steve Smith, Human Resources Manager at (207) 287-1877 or by e-mail at . To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the four competency areas in the Requirements Section to the e-mail address above, or address below on or prior to the recruitment closing date:S. Smith c/o, DHHS Human Resources32 Blossom Lane#11 State House StationAugusta, ME 04333

The Department of Health and Human Services is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.We provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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