Initiatives and Implementation Manager

Department of Health and Human Services | Augusta, ME, United States

Posted Date 9/23/2022

Social Service Program Manager

Opening Date: September 22, 2022

Closing Date: October 5, 2022

Job Class Code: 5094
Grade: 28 (Supervisory)
Salary: $58,344.00 - $79,643.20/year

Position Number: 03030-4583

Core Responsibilities:

This position will provide daily management and coordination of new initiatives and programmatic changes such as implementation and ongoing monitoring of the State’s transition plan to implement Home and Community Based Settings ("HCBS") requirements as defined by State rules and regulations, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Ch. 1, Section 6 ("HCBS Global Settings Rule").

As the Initiatives and Implementation Manager for the Office of Aging and Disability Services, you will:

  • Manage the implementation and ongoing monitoring strategy of Maine's compliance with the HCBS Global Settings Rule and project manage future initiatives.
  • Partner with the State Medicaid Agency, Office of MaineCare Services, to comply with the federal rule for Home and Community Based Settings (“HCBS”) (42 CFR Part 430, 431 et al.)
  • Provide daily project management and coordination throughout all programs within the Office of Aging and Disability Services that provide HCBS.
  • Manage risks and mitigate issues associated with the State Transition Plan
  • Manage and utilize State and Federal resources in the implementation of the State Transition Plan
  • Manage all aspects of stakeholder and impacted member engagement with State and Federal partners
  • Comply reports for submission to CMS as part of the Statewide Transition Plan

The successful applicant needs to:

  • Possess or quickly develop knowledge of applicable Medicaid policy and regulations, both state and federal.
  • Understand Person-centered Thinking and Planning.
  • Demonstrate a high level of critical thinking and customer service skills working with varied stakeholder and impacted member groups.
  • Exhibit excellent project management skills with an emphasis on communication both verbal and written.

Minimum Qualifications:

Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in social service or mental health/developmental disabilities programs and a Bachelor’s Degree. At least three (3) years of the required experience must be in a supervisory and/or administrative capacity. Equivalent related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Please respond to the competencies below in your cover letter:

  1. Effective leadership skills demonstrated by a proven ability to:
    • Emphasize the need for “quality services” and holds self and other accountable against those standards.
  2. Effective “program management” skills demonstrated by a proven ability to:
    • Plan, oversee and evaluate provider practices in supporting individuals with disabilities through person-centered services, thinking and planning;
    • Utilize data and formal review processes to measure program performance against established goals and objectives.

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State's population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

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

Application Information:

Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.

For additional information about this position please contact Derek Fales at 207-287-6656. To apply, please upload a current resume, cover letter addressing the competencies above, and copies of post-secondary transcripts.

To request a paper application, please contact .


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,345.04 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Job Type
Healthcare | Government

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