|Job Title||Program Specialist II, Grade 21|
|Location||Rockville, MD, US|
|Organization Name||Department of Correction and Rehabilitation|
|Medical Exam||Medical History and Drug and Alcohol Screen|
Closing Date: March 11, 2013
This position has primary responsibility to manage all processes related to maintaining the accreditation of the Montgomery County Pre-Release Center (PRC). The Montgomery County Pre-Release Center is a 24/7/365 173-bed residential community correctional facility that is audited regularly to ensure compliance with state and federal standards governing required constitutional care and protections afforded incarcerated individuals. In addition, the Program Specialist II will assist with managing the division's budget, human resource, informational technology, and procurement processes in coordination with other support staff.
The position reports to the Division Chief, and will take full direction on accreditation and facility issues from the Deputy Chief of Security and Facility. To manage the rigorous and regular inspections and audits, the Program Specialist II will maintain multiple sets of accreditation files and remain in regular contact with outside agency officials who conduct the audit. The position will prepare the logistics and oversee the actual auditing processes. Most importantly, the Program Specialist will work directly with senior and line staff at PRRS to ensure that the operation is meeting standards and that all internal policies and procedures are being followed.
The position will have direct contact with residents at the Pre-Release program, and will require excellent organization and writing skills, analytical ability, and the ability to foster and maintain excellent contacts with outside agency officials. Duties related to budget and procurement processes may include: responding to requests for information related to tracking overtime and operational expenses, and projected revenue forecasts from contracts and fees; working with the Department's procurement manger to ensure that contracts are updated, reporting requirements met, and RFP processes followed. Additionally, the Program Specialist will work with the Division Chief on general office management responsibilities- including tracking and ordering supplies, monitoring telephone contracts and usage, ensuring that division files are well-maintained, initiating technical request orders from Department of Technical Services and the Department of General Services Print shop, updating the Division's website, maintaining accurate program statistics, and overseeing Customized Employment Program interns that assist the Division with filing.
Prior to appointment, all applications must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, medical history review and drug/alcohol screen.
|Additional Employment Information|
Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.
Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.
Experience: Two (2) years of professional experience managing accreditation processes.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume. The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.
If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.
1. Experience managing compliance and auditing processes involving accreditation agencies.
2. Coordinating office activities with support staff.
3. Experience developing policies and procedures.
4. Experience utilizing Microsoft Office particularly Microsoft Excel and Word.
All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria. Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 5 or less minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and will be interviewed.