Surveyor, Assisted Housing and Behavioral Health

Portland, ME Full-time

Social Services Program Specialist I
Opening Date: October 31, 2018  

Closing Date: November 14, 2018  

Job Class Code: 5092
Grade: 22
Salary: $36,545.60 - $49,524.80
Position Number: 020312467


Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs. The mission of the Division of Licensing and Certification is to ensure Maine’s most vulnerable citizens are protected from abuse and neglect and receive high-quality care within the state’s healthcare and social services systems.

Job duties:

As a surveyor, you will be responsible for conducting licensing surveys for assisted housing facilities and behavioral health agencies (including substance abuse agencies/programs) to ensure that they are in compliance with applicable state licensing regulations. You will investigate complaints alleging non-compliance with state regulations and facility-generated incident reports. You will determine, based on observation, document review, and interviews whether agencies/programs are in substantial compliance with licensing regulations. You will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring all licensing surveillance activities for your assigned service areas. You will work under limited supervision.

You will also:
• Document survey and investigation findings in Statements of Deficiencies in a thorough and timely manner.
• Review facility-generated Plans of Correction to ensure that these Plans address all deficiencies cited.
• Provide technical assistance to agencies/providers.
• Participate in appropriate training at the request of the supervisor/manager.


Six (6) years of education and/or professional experience in social services casework, social services program development/delivery, or social services related fiscal/budget administration/analysis work.

Preferred candidates will have:
• License in Social Work as issued by the Maine Board of Social Worker Licensure.
• Experience in assisted housing, behavioral health, or other healthcare facility.
• Knowledge of the State rules and regulations related to assisted housing, behavioral health, and substance abuse services.
• Other regulatory experience.



For additional information about this position please contact Suzanne Kearns, Manager Assisted Housing and Behavioral Health at (207) 287-9332 or by e-mail at To apply, please upload a recent resume, cover letter, and transcript (transcript needed only if education is used to meet the minimum qualifications). To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $400.211 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2018.


The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.