Director of Policy & Program Integration
State of Vermont | Waterbury, VT
The Director of Policy and Program Integration plays a key role in managing a wide range of complex policy initiatives across the spectrum of health and human services and ensures a coordinated and integrated approach to policy development and implementation across the Agency of Human Services. The role involves extensive interaction with staff at the governor's office, leadership in other state agencies and departments, AHS leadership, the members of the legislature, special interest groups and local, state and federal partners.
The position provides guidance and leadership for the overall creation of and implementation of Agency planning projects and is responsible for the development and oversight of the Agency's policy and planning team.
The director serves as the AHS liaison with the Agency of Digital Services as described in the AHS/ADS Memorandum of Understanding to include ensuring that the AHS portfolio projects are managed to achieve the stated outcomes and performance indicators.
The position serves as advisor to the Secretary on a broad range of policy, inter-departmental and cross-Agency issues. Serves as a policy analyst as necessary. Develops strategic direction and ensures consistency towards Agency, Legislative and Gubernatorial goals.
Who May Apply
This position, Director of Policy & Program Integration (Job Requisition #641), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Dawn.OToole@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.
Duties are performed in a standard office setting or in the Legislature during the legislative session. Limited state travel may be involved for which private means of transportation may be required. Quick deadlines for important reports and need for sensitive communication under challenging and difficult situations may be required. Interacts and communicates directly with senior Agency leaders, state and federal government administrators, staff, legislators, and constituents under stressful conditions. Must manage many complex administrative and policy related issues at once, including intense interactions with a variety of constituents and deadline pressures. Significant supervision responsibilities for high level staff operating under similar pressures for communication, deadlines and the management of sensitive information is a component of the environment. Evening and weekend work may be required.
Bachelor's Degree AND five (5) years of experience at a professional and executive level in the field of human services with experience in public policy and governmental relations.
Master's Degree AND three (3) years of experience at a professional and executive level in the field of human services, with experience in public policy and governmental relations.
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
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.
Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier