Waiver Program Specialist

Augusta Full-time

Application closes: Oct. 18, 2019

Social Services Program Specialist II

Opening Date:  October 4, 2019

Closing Date:  October 18, 2019        

Job Class Code: 5093
Grade: 25(Supervisory)  
Salary: $47,278.40 - $64,729.60/yr.
Position Number: 02000-3649


Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that safeguard the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs. 


The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) within DHHS supports Maine's older and disabled adults by providing Adult Protective, Brain Injury, Other Related Conditions, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Long Term Care, and Aging and Community Services.

Job duties: 

  • Eligibility determinations for the waiver program.
  • Monitoring and reporting program capacity of members enrolled and on waitlist.
  • Ensure compliance with rules, regulations and services.
  • Policy development, revisions and implementation in coordination with Office of MaineCare Services (OMS).
  • Reporting to CMS as required and Attorney General’s Office
  • Represent the Department in Fair Hearings for appeals based on decisions and actions related to program.
  • Respond to ad hoc narrative and data requests from DHHS management and Legislature.
  • Enroll providers in Brain Injury Service programs, to include onsite visits for quality assurance
  • Provide education and training to families, members and services providers and participate in committees and work groups as assigned and engage in special assignments to ensure overall quality assurance and quality improvement to carry out the mission of OADS.


 To qualify, your background must include an eight year combination of education and professional experience providing and/or overseeing services for adults, including significant experience in planning and managing programs for older adults and persons with disabilities. A current Maine Social Worker license at the LSW level is preferred.

 The backgrounds of well-qualified candidates should demonstrate the following competencies:


  1. Knowledge of adult services operations and other programs providing services to older adults and persons with disabilities; and the ability to envision and lead an integrated system to improve services for these populations.
  2. A demonstrated ability to successfully manage adult programs and field operations.
  3. A demonstrated ability to assess the effects of state legislation on programs and use program data to set performance milestones/objectives, evaluate program performance and implement system change.
  4. A record of consistently demonstrating the following:
  • coaching/mentoring/team-building skills;
  • delegation and accountability;
  • strong organizational skills;
  • effective decision-making;
  • a high level of professional integrity;
  • a proven record of successful collaboration;


For additional information about this position, please contact Derek Fales, Acting Associate Director, Office of Aging and Disability Services at (207) 287-6656.  To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter addressing the above competency areas, copies of post-secondary transcripts prior to the recruitment closing date. Applicants who do not respond thoroughly to these competencies in their cover letter may not be considered for this position.

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Smith at  Ashley.Smith@maine.gov .

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 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, 2019.


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.