This position was previously posted as IRC11242. Applicants who have previously applied for this position (under IRC11242) remain under consideration.
As the Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, this position provides senior level management and direction to critical operational and organizational functions in the Department of Health & Human Services.
The employee in this position provides analysis, advice, assistance, and recommendations to the COO in key operational areas such as fiscal reporting, budget formulation, contract and compliance issues, and human resources.
The employee serves as a representative of the COO in departmental and/or County-wide meetings.
Additionally, the employee plays a critical role in developing and implementing strategic, cross-cutting initiatives, including process and technology modernization and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.
Additional Employment Information
Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to
. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.
Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on
Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in operations and policy for a large organization,
three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term "executive" is further defined as a high echelon or high level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above).
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume.
The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.
Experience collecting, compiling, analyzing, and presenting data to drive more effective and efficient program design.
Experience translating broad strategic objectives into an effective, executable action plan.
Experience in health or human services policy or program development, operations, support, and/or assessment.
Experience working in a diverse, collaborative environment.
If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.
All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position.
All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.
Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview.
Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 5 or less minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and will be interviewed.