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Oregon Department of Human Services

Office of Developmental Disabilities Services Training Unit Manager (Principal Executive/Manager D) Salem

  • Location

    Salem, OR
  • Posted On

    September 22, 2021
  • Job Type

    Full-Time
  • Category

    Government
  • Experience Level

    5-10 Years
  • Education Level

    Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary

    $75,000-$100,000

Job Description

We want you to join our team!

Are you passionate about building a team of motivated individuals in a training unit? Do you have work experience supervising a unit and developing and implementing Training Plans and strategies? Would you like to work to deliver proactive training?  Then we want to hear from you!

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We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members. The strength of our agency lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at ODHS. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) program, part of the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), is looking to hire a Training Unit Manager (Principal Executive/Manager D) to join our dedicated team.

OUR AGENCY MISSION

“To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity.”

Equity is foundational to our role as a human services agency, and we are committed to integrating equity into all we do. The Equity North Star has four points that explain the agency’s goals related to equity, inclusion, and racial justice.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

ODHS Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) administers state-funded programs for persons with developmental disabilities including but not limited to planning, resource development, consultation, technical assistance and monitoring and evaluation.

The ODDS over sees the delivery of residential, employment, family support, crisis, and case management services through county governments or their private subcontract agencies. Over 15,000 Oregonians are receiving one or more of these services in various programs located throughout the State.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

The ODDS Training Unit Manager directs all training programs that support I/DD service delivery system. The administrative scope of the program includes ODDS operated Home and Community Based services delivered through state staff, contracted case management entities, range of providers and others.

The ODDS Training Manager works collaboratively with other ODDS managers and staff to provide an integrated training approach that reflects ODDS values and service equity lens. This position is responsible for direction of development and implementation of an I/DD service delivery system-wide training plan and the coordination of an overall training strategy for ODDS. This includes implementation of training plan and training strategies, training policies, procedures, program priorities consistent with overall ODDS Vision, Mission, Strategic plan and Service Equity Plan.

ODDS Training Unit Manager supervises ODDS Training Unit that works closely with all units within ODDS, other organizational parts of DHS, and the stakeholders to develop and implement ODDS training plan and strategy, provide training and conference planning and support. The person in the position reports directly to the ODDS Deputy Director and has responsibility for assigning work, reviewing the performance of subordinate employees within this unit and managing the ODDS Training budget.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This individual may be required to use a state vehicle to conduct business and must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record or be able to provide a suitable alternate method of transportation.  There is some overnight travel and non-routine work hours on occasion.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

When you join the Oregon Department of Human Services, you join a community of nearly 10,000 employees dedicated to Oregon’s most vulnerable population. Career growth and development is encouraged through ample training and committee participation opportunities. The State of Oregon offers excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan.

THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO QUALIFY:

To be considered for an interview, you must submit all required documents and your application materials must reflect that you meet the requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Six years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work two years of this experience must have included supervision and management of a program, section, or unit which included:

a) development of program rules and policies,

b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,

c) program evaluation,
AND

d) budget preparation.

(NOTE: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent course work (144 quarter or 96 semester hours) in a field related to management, such as Business or Public Administration, or a field related to the program of the employing agency, may be substituted for three years of the required experience, but will not substitute for the two years of specialized experience.)

OR

Six years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work related to project leadership two years of this experience must have included program/project leader responsibility involving one or more of the following areas:

a) development of program rules and policies,

b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,

c) program evaluation and/or project evaluation,
OR

d) monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

(NOTE: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent course work (144 quarter or 96 semester hours) in a field related to management, such as Business or Public Administration, or a field related to the program of the employing agency, may be substituted for three years of the required experience, but will not substitute for the two years of specialized experience.)

REQUESTED SKILLS:

The Most Competitive Candidate Will Have:

  • Knowledge of the current practices in the delivery of community-based services to vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledge and experience with person centered thinking and planning practices, and/or principals and the philosophy of self-determination as they relate to persons with disabilities and their families or other vulnerable populations.
  • Working knowledge and experience of service equity principles and practice.
  • Experience and expertise in adult learning methods and training. Previous training or teaching experience.
  • Experience in management and administration of training programs.
  • Demonstrated history and expertise in designing, organizing ad implementing trainings.
  • Experience with staff supervision and team building
  • Excellent customer service skills for both internal and external customers
  • Demonstrated history and expertise in collecting and analyzing operational data and using this information to make decisions and developing recommendations for improvement.

Bilingual/Multilingual with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of multiple cultures is a plus.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check.  Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.

How to Apply

External Applicants: Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. View this video for help.

Internal Applicants (this includes Current State of Oregon employees): Apply via your employee Workday account. View this job aid for help.

All applicants:

  • You MUST attach a copy of your resume.
  • You MUST submit a cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications, requirements, and requested skills for the position.
  • After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request (PRR) authorization and gender identity question. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
  • If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR and gender identity tasks. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments. We will ask you for your documents later in the process.  (Please see below in Helpful Information).

GET NOTICED

Your candidate profile and/or resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase the amazing skills and experience, making you the best candidate for the position. Your materials must clearly show how your work experience and/or education meet all the minimum and special qualifications listed above. For additional tips, please visit the Oregon Job Opportunities page, Resources for Job Seekers.

Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.

HELPFUL INFORMATION

To receive Veterans’ Preference, you must complete the required Task that will be sent to you through Workday and will be located under your account profile. This Task will prompt you to provide the appropriate documentation for your Veterans’ Preference point selection. For questions about documentation, please visit: Veterans Resources or call the Oregon department of Veterans’ Affairs at:  1-800-692-9666.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time.

This position is a management services position. Note: this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

For questions about the job duties or application process, please contact amy.acree@dhsoha.state.or.us Please be sure to include the job requisition number.

If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact us at DHS.Recruitment@dhsoha.state.or.us

Have questions about Workday, and want some tips on understanding the state application process? Check out this link: https://www.oregon.gov/jobs/Pages/support.aspx

ODHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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