Regional program manager

Company Name:
State of Arizona
_Arizona Department of Child Safety_
A New Beginning for Arizona's Children.
220 N. Leroux St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Openings : 1
Grade: 23
The Department of Child Safety does not provide status updates on positions that are in the recruitment process. The notification received via email is confirmation that your resume has been successfully submitted. Applicants selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted directly by the hiring authority.
Under the direction of the Program Administrator for the Administration for Department of Child Safety, the Program Manager is responsible for managing all program activities and district administrative operations which includes child protective services, foster care, and adoptions in five rural Northern Arizona counties (Yavapai, Coconino, Apache, Mohave and Navajo). The position develops and implements program operating procedures in accordance with agency policies, is responsible for participation in budget development and managing the budget, is a member of the Department's Management Team and participates in the formulation of state-wide child welfare policies impacting all of Arizona's children and families. The Program Manager will possess a track record of demonstrated visionary leadership, proven accomplishments and superior performance in a large complex child welfare organization. Candidates must possess extensive experience at a senior level and be a team leader. Effective organizational development and human resources management skills are imperative. The required experience can be gained in either a public or private setting, but it is essential that interested candidates have experience working successfully in a highly complex, family centered child welfare environment with demonstrated success in developing and maintaining strong community partnerships.
Knowledge of:
DES policy and procedures, DCS policy and procedures, DOA personnel rules and personnel management, federal and state child welfare laws and regulations, strategic planning process
Executive communication techniques, conflict resolution and mediation strategies, contracting principles and state contracting process, judicial system, including the CASA and FCRB agencies.
Principles of child abuse and neglect - child welfare systems, child development, family centered practice, clinical supervision for child welfare agencies, and a general knowledge of automated systems.
Skill in:
Written and verbal communication; general budgetary; working with vulnerable children and families.
Community organizations, governmental organization, advocacy groups, diverse populations, and the media.
Ability to:
Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution, sound fiscal decision making, resource allocation and usage; effectively use best practices in child welfare.
Develop, implement, manage and evaluate strategic plans; demonstrate effective leadership and communication by serving as the liaison between the Central Region and Central Office, building a strong regional team, and supporting others in the service of vulnerable children and families.
In-state travel is required. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)
Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed
For valid Arizona Driver's License holder; a copy of your three (3) year Motor Vehicle Report will be required.
Advanced degree in child welfare, social work, public administration or other related field.
Further, prior experience in child welfare/protective service as well as a minimum of three (3) years prior management experience.
Applicants for this position shall be subject to a search of the Child Protective Services Central Registry
Applicants for this position will be required to apply for and show proof of receipt of a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card that meets DES requirements for a Level One card
All newly hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferredcompensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
_Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at . Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer._
Post Date: 12/12/2014
Close Date: 01/12/2015
Grade: 23
Salary: 65,000.00-75,000.00

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