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Program Director - FEMA Grants Covid-19

  2020-07-07     Department of Health and Welfare     450 West State Street     32.93 hour  

If you have strong leadership and management experience, this position may be for you. The Department of Health and Welfare's Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is looking for a Human Services Project Manager to serve as the Program Director for the FEMA CCP Idaho Office of Emergency Management (IOEM) grants focusing on COVID-19. The Program Director will act as the lead coordinator and manager for the state of Idaho crisis counseling response and will manage and will report to the Division's Bureau Chief who will provide final oversite for all CCP activities.

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start; ten paid holidays a year; participation in one of the nation's best state retirement systems; multiple savings plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities; and more.

This is a full time temporary position for up to one year to support the Department's response to COVID-19.

If you have previously applied for the Human Services Project Manager position and will to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

Example of Duties

Management and Administration:

  • Provides strategic leadership and technical, operational, financial, and managerial leadership for successful implementation of federal grant activities
  • Develops and executes a detailed implementation, monitoring, and evaluation plan in line with the agreed scope and resources
  • Provides oversight of program implementation, including all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance
  • Oversees the training of program staff, assigning clear roles and responsibilities, providing effective supervision, and managing performance to ensure efficient operations
  • Ensures the project produces the specified results within the timeline and budget parameters
  • Conducts monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well s accurate and timely reporting of financial deliverables and obligations
  • Ensures methods are in place for supporting staff who experience job-related stress (adjusting to different work environments, hearing difficult stories from people they serve, etc.) and promotes wellness and self-care among staff
  • Supervise and manage program staff


  • Acts as the primary project contact person and liaison, ensuring the project is represented in regional, state, and national technical, policy, and planning forums with IOEM, FEMA, and other key stakeholders
  • Works closely with IOEM & FEMA to ensure compliance with programmatic targets and deliverables
  • Promotes the project through advocacy, presentations, and participation agreed upon forums
  • Works closely with DBH leadership in the 7 regions across the state

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements.

  • Considerable knowledge of social, psychological, or rehabilitative services, principles, and methods
  • Good knowledge of management practices
  • Experience supervising a professional human services staff
  • Experience planning, implementing and evaluating a social/rehabilitative delivery services, program, or project
  • Experience administering grants including proposed writing, budgeting, and evaluation



Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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