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Title:  DMH Policy Director

Application Deadline Date:  01/24/2021
Req ID:  11141
Department:  Mental Health
Location: 

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $36.36

Overview

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking a highly skilled and experienced policy leader with strong organizational and project management abilities. This position provides professional policy leadership and development to strengthen the Vermont mental health system of care. Work involves policy research, formulation, direction and coordination utilizing partnership and engagement with other state and private partners. The Director will help shape, lead and implement policy strategies that support DMH’s broader mission to promote and improve the health of Vermonters. 

Who May Apply

This position, DMH Policy Director (Job Requisition #11141), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Sarah.Squirrell@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in an office setting. Some travel may be necessary, for which private means of transportation should be available. Some evening or weekend work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher AND five (5) years or more of professional level experience in the mental health or public health field.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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