Public Service Coordinator (Director of Strategic Partnerships)

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: Nov. 22, 2019

Department of  Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management

Opening Date:  November 7, 2019

Closing Date: November 22, 2019 

Job Class Code:  CA27
Grade:  27
Salary:  $52,936.00 - $72,633.60
Location: Augusta 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position serves as a member of the Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services senior management team as the Veterans Services Outreach Coordinator and is responsible for developing the policies and procedures for outreach and service program partnership implementation in support of veterans and their families.  Work  entails establishing Memorandums of Understanding with groups aimed at building and maintaining relationships with partner veteran organizations such as state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, public/private schools, businesses, and all other entities with overlapping service of veterans (e.g. education, housing, health care, employment, etc.). 

This position is also responsible for representing the Bureau on key matters before Legislative committees, hearings, public entities, municipalities, outreach events (local, state-wide, regional).  Work also entails directing, implementing, coordinating or participating in sub-programs such as: the Maine Justice Action Committee, the Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee, the regional veteran court initiatives, ensuring 2-1-1 Maine resources are up-to-date etc.  The position is responsible for and developing strategies and partnerships to achieve established goals related to veteran homelessness and suicide prevention.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of practices and principles of public policy planning and formulation.
  • Experience working with individuals with mental health, disabilities, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS-related issues, and incarcerated veterans.
  • Experience working in a crisis setting and ability to respond appropriately in an emergency.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing veterans benefits.
  • Knowledge of Fair Housing laws and reasonable accommodations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and client engagement skills.
  • Knowledge of the structure and operations of related state and federal governmental programs to include Legislative and rulemaking processes and procedures.
  • Basic computer knowledge, MS Word and Excel required; PowerPoint preferred.
  • Flexibility required regarding scheduling and prioritizing of tasks.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical publications, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Ability to write reports and funding applications which conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision-making situations, good organizational and record-keeping skills, and good independent judgment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's Degree in public or business administration, criminology, psychology, sociology or another related field and five (5) years of relevant professional experience. Equivalent experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.  A valid, clean Maine driver’s license and a personally-insured vehicle are also required.  Preference will be given to candidates with a knowledge and understanding of veterans’ issues and other challenges facing veterans.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

David Richmond, 207) 430-6034 or David.A.Richmond@maine.gov;

Why work for the State of Maine?

Benefits:

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution:  19.27% of pay for Confidential positions

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.