DHS12-0319 The hiring manager may decide to close this recruitment announcement at any time. For immediate consideration, apply now. The Oregon Department of Human Services/Aging and People with Disabilities Program is seeking a progressive and experienced professional to serve as the Director for the Aging and People with Disabilities Program. This position is responsible for the direct service delivery to clients across the state, in support of the development, implementation and provision of services to seniors and people with disabilities. The Department The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is about people. We help Oregonians be independent, healthy, and safe. We protect children who are abused or neglected. We provide treatment services to people whose lives are damaged by alcohol and drugs. We serve seniors, people with disabilities, and people with mental illness. We help low-income people along the road to self-sufficiency with health coverage, job preparation, childcare and other supports. Our services are delivered in the least restrictive setting and in partnership with communities. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and we are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. Salem and surrounding area Salem, Oregon, is a growing community located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, one of the most fertile and agriculturally productive regions in the world. The area is dotted with cities, farms and forests and is considered one of the most livable areas of the country, offering a low cost of living, quality schools and mild weather. The city covers 47 square miles and has a population of approximately 147,215. Salem, the state capital, is one of the valley’s oldest cities and the second largest city in Oregon. The principal industries are agriculture, government, food processing, lumber, manufacturing, education and tourism. Salem has both private and public schools, pre-school through university level. There are four universities and two community colleges within a 35-mile radius. The Salem area is rich with parks, rivers, lakes and recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, biking, boating, equestrian trails, organized children’s sports and activities, artisan markets, theatre, museums, art fairs, music fairs and the Oregon State Fair. A short driving distance to the east is world class skiing in the Cascade Mountains. To the west are many beautiful public beaches on the Pacific Ocean. To the north is Portland, Oregon’s cultural hub and largest city, and to the south are the rivers and canyons of the beautiful Rogue Valley and the annual Oregon Shakespearean Festival in Ashland.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) Program Director represents programs at the state legislature, with federal and Tribal partners, at interdepartmental and interagency settings and with the private sector. The APD Program Director reports directly to the DHS Agency Director and is part of the DHS leadership team and shares responsibility and accountability for DHS performance enterprise wide.
In partnership with the Governor’s Office, DHS Director, DHS leadership team, and the Legislature, sets vision, goals and strategies for the APD program area.
Shares responsibility and accountability for program-specific and department-wide outcome and process measures with two-in-the-box partner and with others on the DHS leadership team.
Designs, implements, and monitors the APD program as a primary responsibility.
Uses data to drive recommendations, decision-making and priorities.
Partners with leadership team to prioritize work and improvement efforts that will best accomplish targeted results in APD program area.
Working with the DHS leadership team, provides vision, guidance and direction for identifying and enhancing the linkages between State and Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) partner staff to meet the needs of our clients.
Shares responsibility for managing program resources, including human, financial and technology resources that support operation of the business and programs.
Partners with program delivery and the DHS and AAA branch offices to ensure excellent customer service and program outcomes.
Serves as an externally focused enterprise leader, engaging advocates, providers and broad coalitions at the state and local levels to create alignment around program goals, priorities, strategies and results.
Testifies and engages with state legislators.
Engages and advocates at the federal level, both with the Oregon Congressional delegation and with affiliated advocacy groups and associations.
Communicates internally and externally regarding program goals, priorities, strategies and results; championing program vision and direction at every opportunity.
Leads and supports the professional development of everyone in the APD program, personally supporting members of your management/leadership team and expecting them to do the same for their staff members.
Leads diversity and equity efforts in all program areas by monitoring, resourcing and ensuring access to services for all, especially populations that are underserved.
Qualifications & Desired Attributes:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Eight years of human services related management experience in an organization (public or private) which included responsibility for each of the following: a) Development of program rules and policies b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans c) Program evaluation d) Budget preparation In the "Work Experience" section on your application , you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration. The ideal candidate will possess the following desired attributes:
Understanding of and commitment to APD programs, the people they serve and those who deliver the service.
Well versed in theory, policy and practices underpinning program approaches
Passion for best practice and innovation.
Enthusiasm for role as a leader – both within assigned program area and across the DHS enterprise.
Experience leading in partnership with peers (e.g., two-in-a-box leadership experience).
Ability to empower decision-making with and by teams of experienced managers.
Highly driven and intrinsically motivated on an individual level.
Excellent communication skills.
Executive level management experience (min of 5 years).
Commitment to excellent customer service.
Committed to equitable service delivery, focusing on achieving results for all populations, including under-served and under-represented populations.
Proven ability to engage and collaborate with multiple partners at the Federal, State, Tribal and Community levels.
Curious, using hypotheses to explore what is possible.
Data and measures driven.
Focused on outcomes and leading indicators that suggest outcome progress and success.
Utilizes discernment to proactively identify issues and opportunities within DHS and the APD program areas.
Driven to continuously improve.
Operationally and process fluent.
Strong support for workforce professional development.
Shares and embodies DHS Core Values of Integrity, Stewardship, Responsibility, Respect, Professionalism, Innovation and Service Equity.
Experience in leading diversity and equity efforts for both staff and clients. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS Please discuss your leadership philosophy in regards to integration of diversity and equity efforts into your work at DHS. Be sure to include specific examples of how you have led these efforts in previous roles. Provide an example of a time when you used the following four collaborative leadership principles to lead a project or program. A) Inspire commitment and action B) Lead as a peer problem solver C) Build broad based involvement D) Sustain hope and participation Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the minimum qualifications and desired attributes for this position will be invited to interview. Note: If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the DHS, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment. This position is executive service and is not represented by a union. WORKING CONDITIONS Extended work hours especially during legislative sessions. On-call for legislative/administrative emergencies after hours, weekends and holidays (during sessions). On-call for field staff in the APD when program and policy areas must guide the service. Must be accessible by phone or pager at all times. National travel for national conferences, national grants, etc.
To apply , follow the "Apply" link above and complete the Oregon Employment Application online. This is a short form application.
Attach to your application a resume that clearly describes how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the duties and requirements of the position. AND
A cover letter that describes how your background, experience and training qualify you for the position. Please describe your experience and training specifically as they relate to the desired attributes listed above. AND
Your responses to the supplemental questions listed above.
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The screening of candidates will be based on review of the attached resume, cover letter and the responses to the supplemental questions listed above. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and whose backgrounds most closely match the desired attributes as outlined in this announcement will be invited to interview.
Due to budgetary shortfalls, the individual appointed to this position will be required to take unpaid furlough days between now and June 30, 2013.
This announcement has supplemental information required for submission. Please see the SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS section of this announcement.
If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process or have any questions, please contact Jean Fauth at (503) 945-6851.
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