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HUMAN SERVICE PRGM PLN ADMINISTRATOR

Recruitment #20-001532-0006

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

POSITION DUTIES

To manage statewide Public Guardianship, Legal Assistance, and Elder Abuse Prevention Programs. This position provides leadership to 19 local Area Agencies on Aging by administering federal and state grants, monitoring program activities and spending, collecting and analyzing data for reports and fiscal grant spending, advising local provider grants and contracts, training local program managers, and interpreting federal and state laws, policies, and regulations.

The position administers the state’s Public Guardianship Program to ensure compliance with legal mandates for efficient use of funds, effective protections of program participants, and informs state legislation. The position administers the federally funded Older Americans Act Title III-B Legal Assistance Program and supports local programs to provide information, counseling, legislative/administrative advocacy, litigation, representation, and education. 

The position administers the Older Americans Act Title VII Elder Abuse activities, spearheading elder abuse prevention activities outside of facilities, and hosting training events. 

This position emphasizes elder rights, consumer protection, and end of life decision training and education. This position represents the interests of the Department on boards, commissions, committees, and task forces. This position requires a leader in the forefront of relevant research, trends analysis, and innovations in guardianship, legal issues and elder abuse.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  1. Experience in advocacy for vulnerable adults.
  2. Direct legal experience, particularly in the areas of Elder Law and Elder Abuse.
  3. Direct consumer protection education experience, particularly in areas of older adults.
  4. Training experience.
  5. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Mail.
  6. Master’s Degree in a related field.
  7. Knowledge of the Older Americans Act.
  8. Knowledge of Maryland’s statewide aging network.
  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  10. Education campaign development experience.

SELECTION PROCESS

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

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

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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 applications are highly recommended.  However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to:

Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division, 
301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850.

MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.
 
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People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
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