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Program Manager Senior

Health and Human Services

RICHMOND

Program Manager Senior

  • 493604
  • 801 E MAIN ST , Downtown, RICHMOND, Virginia, United States, 23219
  • Department of Social Services
  • Health and Human Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Closing at: Feb 9 2023 at 23:55 EST
  • Department of Social Services

Title: Program Manager Senior

Hiring Range: $78,100 - $97,951 (commensurate w/ experience)

Agency: Department of Social Services

Location: DSS HOME OFFICE

Agency Website: ww.dss.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is a state supervised and locally administered social services system. Providing oversight and guidance to 120 local offices across the state, VDSS delivers a wide variety of services and benefits to over 1.6 million Virginians each year. VDSS goal is to promote the well-being of our citizens through the delivery of essential services and benefits to ensure families are strengthened, and individuals achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.

The purpose of the Program Manager Sr. is to administer the Adoption Program by planning, managing, developing, implementing and interpreting program regulations, policy and procedures; by overseeing the training for State and local staff and providers; by analyzing the impact of State and Federal legislation on the Adoption Program; overseeing the coordination of program development by managing grant awards, negotiating and monitoring contracts and developing short/long range plans to improve adoption services statewide; preparing reports to legislative bodies and funding sources; assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of adoption activities implemented locally; and by developing and managing work within assigned budget allocation and fiscal policies. Assuring effective and efficient administration, in accordance with VDSS’ overall mission, vision, especially strengthening families and continuing to improve children’s services, while adhering to the guiding principles of permanency through adoption.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in the field of adoption.
  • Experience managing a budget and/or managing work performed through contracts.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to make decisions, develop and monitor an implementation or change management plan, and facilitate completion of complicated, multi-faceted projects.
  • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, organize and direct staff.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse groups, delivering appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal formats.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Service, Social Work, or a related degree, or a combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public child welfare agency experience.
  • Master's degree in public administration, social services or related field.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

To be considered for this position, you must submit a Commonwealth of Virginia application or resume through the on-line “Virginia Jobs” (RMS) employment site no later than 11:59 p.m. on the closing date listed. Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position. VDSS values the service and experience of our Veterans. As such, Veterans are encouraged to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni also are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants, if requested, during the application and/or interview process. [TTY/TTD: (800) 828-1120] Virginia Department of Social Services does not provide sponsorship. The Virginia Department of Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity within its workforce. We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application or resume. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. For more information about our employment practices, please visit our “Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan”. Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment within 90 days of the closing date. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDSS offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching – Employee Benefits. If you have been affected by Policy 1.30 Layoff as a state employee and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Card (Blue Card), you must submit this document through the “Virginia Jobs” (RMS) employment site when you apply.

Contact Information:

Name: VDSS – Division of Family Services

Phone:

Email: dssrecruitment@dss.virginia.gov

 

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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