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Would you like to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families who are impacted by a Substance Use Disorder? If so, complete and submit your application for the position of Public Health Program Associate 2 (PHPA 2)within the Department of Drug and Alcohol Services (DDAP’s) Bureau of County Program Oversight. As a PHPA 2, you will support DDAP’s mission by planning and implementing public health programs in the field of substance use disorders. You will work directly with our 47 Single County Authorities (SCAs) by monitoring and supporting them through review of SCA Treatment Needs Assessments, SCA Treatment Plans and Annual Reviews/Updates. As PHPA 2, you will also conduct SCA on-site visits to evaluate case management and treatment activities in compliance with federal requirements.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
The Public Health Program Associate 2 within DDAP performs professional, consultative and administrative work on behalf of and throughout the Commonwealth’s Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Service System. The PHPA 2 plans, develops, and monitors programs associated with substance related and addiction disorders. The PHPA 2 shall perform duties as follows:
• Research, organize, analyze and present data for planning, developing, and monitoring of public health programs and initiatives associated with substance related and addiction disorders.
• Serve as the Project Manager for Federally Funded Grant Programs, which includes oversight, management and monitoring of all aspects of the contracted program, to include fiscal and programmatic components; as well as developing contract language, work statements and reports, conducting meetings and visiting project sites.
• Participate in the implementation and review of Funding Initiative Announcements to address statewide substance use epidemics. This includes the development of tools for assessing the applicant’s ability to respond to the crisis. The Public Health Program Associate 2 monitors grants awarded to include use of program evaluation tools and metrics.
• Monitor and support SCAs through review of SCA Treatment Needs Assessments & Plans; PA WITS and/or other pertinent approved data sources; conduct on-site reviews for evaluation of case management and treatment activities.
• Lead and/or coordinate committees, programs and work groups, which includes collaborating, planning, participating, facilitation, preparing/submitting work plans, reports and summaries.
Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.
•Work Hours: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm; Monday - Friday; 1 hour lunch
•You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year as a Public Health Program Associate 1 (commonwealth title); OR A bachelor's degree and one year of professional experience in the development, analysis, or monitoring of programs, grants, or contracts in health, human services, social or behavioral services, health care services, or health insurance; OR An equivalent combination of experience and training.
•PA residency requirement is waived for this job title.
•Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education)
•If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
•Must be able to perform essential job functions.