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HUMAN SERVICE PRGM PLN ADMINISTRATOR

ADULT PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Recruitment #19-001532-0001

Introduction

THIS IS A POSITION SPECIFIC RECRUITMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION.  

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

311 W. SARATOGA STREET

BALTIMORE, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for providing oversight, including legislative and judicial coordination, as the court serves as ultimate guardian, to the statutorily-established Adult Public Guardianship Program under the purview of SSA's Adult Services Programs. The Adult Public Guardianship Program is part of the Adult Protective Services continuum serving Maryland's 24 jurisdictions (Annotated Code of Maryland, Family Law Article Title 14 Adult Protective Services Program, and Estates and Trust Article, Title 13 Subtitle 7, Guardian of the Person). Representing the SSA Office of Adult Services within this practice setting requires this position to have a working understanding of the programs, policies, regulations and partners of Adult Services, as well as the characteristics of the target populations. This position requires representing and making decisions on behalf of the Department on the Guardianship and Vulnerable Adult Work Group of the Judicial Council, under Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. Provides technical assistance to Local Departments around Adult Public Guardianship practice, and the 24 Adult Guardianship Review Boards to ensure consistency of protocols across the state, including membership recruitment. This position acts as liaison between OAS and Maryland Legal Services Program, providing advocate contract attorney representation to persons under guardianship.

POSITION DUTIES

Establishes, creates, develops and sets strategic program/policy planning goals and objectives for the Adult Public Guardianship Program. Collects, analyzes and monitors statewide quantitative and qualitative data on the Adult Public Guardianship Program to ensure optimal program resource use and practice delivery; Analyzes prospective legislation that impacts Adult Services programs and prepares commentary and fiscal notes regarding proposed legislation; attends legislative hearings for relevant proposed legislation impacting Adult Services programs; Develops and monitors budgets, including collaboration with Judiciary on federal WINGS program budget; develop and monitor $5,000 National Adult Protective Service Association (NAPSA) Certificate training budget; Office of Adult Services programs allocations and budgets, not including salaries, to ensure optimal program resource use; Monitors Adult Public Guardianship Review Board's operations for compliance with state law via review of monthly Board Reports and periodic site visits to required Board meetings in each jurisdiction; Develops and conducts training for board members and chairpersons across the state on the roles and responsibilities of members of the Adult Public Guardianship Review Boards and other specialized training as needed; Leads coordination with the Judiciary, including judges, court administration, and circuit court guardianship case managers to develop and ensure universal best practices in guardianship, including federal Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) program; Serves as principal liaison to Maryland Legal Services Director to ensure contract attorneys are fully utilized for client advocacy; Supports the development of MD THINK platform CJAMS and other adult services case management and data collection systems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations.

Notes: 1. Additional professional or technical experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Education at the graduate level at an accredited college or university in a human services related field at may be substituted the rate of 30 semester hours per year for up to two years of the required experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

One year of the required minimum qualification experience must have been working within the Adult Services, Aging, Disability, Family Caregiver, or Adult Public Guardianship areas in the public or private sector.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

 The ideal candidate will possess the following:
1. One year of experience in program development, implementation and monitoring.
2. One year of experience in data analysis and monitoring.
3. One year of experience in budget development, justification and monitoring.
4. Experience or familiarity with Excel (spreadsheets and formulas).
5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
6. Demonstrated skills in effective time management, priority setting, multi-tasking, problem solving, and critical thinking.
7. Flexibility in a busy environment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.    

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.  

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7414.  

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay   

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.   People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.   We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  



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