Program Specialist Senior

  • https://multco.us
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Jul 12, 2019
Full time Government

Job Description

Pay Range: $33.81 - $41.61

Department: Department of County Human Services (DCHS)

Job Type: Regular Represented

Exemption Status: United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Closing Date: July 28, 2019


The Opportunity:

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

We describe the required application materials in the SCREENING AND EVALUATION section below.

When completing the application on Workday as an external candidate through multco.us/jobs, you will come to a page where one of the prompts is to upload a "Resume/CV." This is the place where you need to upload your cover letter and resume. There will be no other prompt for you to upload your cover letter and resume. Do not submit your application before you upload all of your attachments.

When completing the application on Workday as an internal candidate, you may need to scroll down to see the “Resume / Cover Letter” prompt on your screen. This is the place where you need to upload your cover letter (and your resume, if you choose to include one). There will be no other prompts for you to upload your cover letter (or resume) . Do not click the orange “Submit” button before you upload all of your attachments.

-- Only apply ONCE for this opportunity. Duplicate applications CANNOT be submitted in Workday. --

OVERVIEW:

Are you excited about creating effective systems of support for individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault or sex trafficking? Are you passionate about strengthening and building our communities and helping our neighbors heal? We are too! Multnomah County Department of County Human Services invites applications for a Program Specialist Senior in the Youth and Family Services Division.

The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill future regular, limited duration, or temporary positions.

This Work Matters - watch our video to learn more.

In this Program Specialist Senior role, you will serve as the primary leader and driver of community-based services contracted through Multnomah County for prevention of and intervention in domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking. You will initiate and implement new procurements and contracts and provide on-going support, technical assistance, subject matter expertise and guidance to contracted programs and community advisory groups.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic direction by developing, defining and conceptualizing program policies, procedures, strategies and methods

  • Actively championing racial justice work and eliminating oppression and white privilege in program policies and procedures

  • Evaluating services over time through surveys, focus groups and community needs assessments with the goal of enhancing and improving services

  • Identifying potential funding sources and participating in developing program offers and private, state and federal grant applications

  • Communicating all contract and grant requirements to service contractors, developing contractor work plans and overseeing contractor budgets, and collecting data on contracted service outcomes

  • Facilitating project meetings and develop meeting materials for groups including (but not limited to) the Multnomah County Sexual Assault Advisory Committee, and the Prevention and Public Awareness Committee

  • Advising community stakeholder groups including (but not limited to) Multnomah County Sexual Assault Resource Team, Sex Trafficking Collaborative Executive Committee, Sex Trafficking Collaborative Service Provider Committee, New Day Project Multi-System Task Force, Multnomah Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCADSV) and its Advisory Committe, and Sex Trafficking Prevention and Public Awareness Committee


 

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values

  • Knowledge of cultures, customs and social experiences of communities experiencing marginalization and barriers to opportunity

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of prevention of and intervention in domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking

  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices that actively do not re-traumatize individuals and communities

  • Ability to successfully complete duties and assignments that are complex, difficult and varied

  • Ability to collaborate, build relationships and lead a team to achieve positive work outcomes

  • Ability to build effective partnerships with internal and external colleagues who have distinct charters, missions and goals

  • Ability to consider approaches that go beyond individual programs into system and policy level considerations

  • Comfort with change


 

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, equity is at the core of what we do. We don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO QUALIFY:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, program evaluation, public administration or a related field (Professional work at or near the level of this position can substitute year for year for the educational requirement)

  • Five (5) years of technical program experience in human services program development and oversight (Public sector experience is preferred but not required)

  • Must pass a criminal background check (this step occurs after a job offer)

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

SCREENING AND EVALUATION:

The Application Packet: 
 1. A resume. Please attach your resume as a separate document. (If you are an internal candidate, you may choose to complete your Talent Profile in Workday instead of or in addition to attaching a resume, but a comprehensive Talent Profile is not required to apply for this position.)

2. A cover letter. Please attach your cover letter as a separate document. Your cover letter should address why you are interested in this opportunity and how your qualifications and experiences will make you a successful candidate for this position. The cover letter should demonstrate your work experience and transferable skills and how they are related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement.

Note for internal candidates: After you have applied, you will receive the Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire in your Workday inbox. Your application as an internal candidate is not complete until you fill out and submit the Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire.

-- Only apply ONCE for this opportunity. Duplicate applications CANNOT be submitted in Workday. --

We will not review attached files that are not your resume, your cover letter, or documentation that establishes your eligibility for veterans' preference. (The recruiter as listed on the job announcement must receive all required veterans’ preference documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.)

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

1. Initial review of minimum qualifications

2. Cover letter review

3. Phone screen

4. Consideration of top candidates

5. Background and reference checks

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime pay.

Note regarding salary placement: New employees and rehires will be paid at the minimum rate in the range for their classification unless a higher rate is approved by the Appointing Authority.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions?

Recruiter: Mark Kille

Email: mark.kille@multco.us

Phone: +1 (503) 9887527 x87527

URL

Salary

$33.81 - $41.61