Associate Director for Developmental & Brain Injury Services

Augusta, ME Full-time

Opening Date: December 3, 2018

Closing Date:  December 14, 2018

Job Class Code: MA 32
Grade: 32 (Confidential)
Salary: $62,129.60– $85,300.80/yr.
Position Number: 030304397


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 and assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children.

The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, support and well-being of adults throughout Maine. This position is located in Augusta.

Job duties:

As the Associate Director for Developmental Services you will:
• Work collaboratively as a member of the OADS Executive Management Team in overseeing an extensive program of community based MaineCare services for persons with developmental disabilities (DS) or brain injuries (BI). This includes:
o Case management, residential, day and employment services, crisis services, DS and BI waiver programs and protective services.
• Have statewide responsibility for communicating systems changes, rules, policy and procedures to stakeholder groups, families and consumers in the resolution of problems that arise in the delivery of services.

In this role, you will be responsible for:
• Initiating, setting, and achieving goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization
• Planning the programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes
• Implementing organizational improvements
• Directly and indirectly supervising approximately 90 developmental services employees (currently, seven manager positions and one administrative support person are under the direct supervision of the Associate Director).
• Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies
• Keep senior management informed with detailed and accurate reports or presentations
This position reports directly to the OADS Director and frequently interacts with the DHHS Commissioners Office, executives from other DHHS offices, members of the Legislature and leaders of other professional organizations and Medicaid providers.


To qualify, your background must include a Bachelor’s Degree and six (6) years professional experience in leadership within the healthcare system, which includes at least three (3) years related supervisory or managerial experience. A Master’s Degree in a relevant field is preferred, but not required.

The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:
1. A proven ability to be an effective, executive-level “program strategist” demonstrated by:
a. Experience leading teams in developing integrated goals and project plans that meet broad
customer and constituent needs.
b. A history of consistently keeping relevant stakeholders involved and informed in strategic
planning and decision-making processes.

2. Effective program/project management skills demonstrated by a proven ability to
a. Plan, oversee and evaluate social service programs and;
b. Utilize data and formal review processes to measure program performance against
established goals and objectives.

3. Effective leadership skills demonstrated by a proven ability to:
a. Delegate responsibilities, empower staff, and coordinate work efforts when necessary;
b. Emphasize the need for “quality services” and hold self and others accountable against
those standards.


To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter addressing the Competencies listed above. To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at .

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 20.17% 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.