Director – Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

Vermont Department of Health

The Vermont Department of Health is seeking an experienced addictions professional with background in both state and community substance abuse program management.  Vermont is a leader in developing and implementing innovative responses to substance abuse challenges; a nationally recognized opioid treatment initiative (Hub & Spoke) and a statewide recovery center network are unique to the State.  The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs is the Single State Authority charged with leading and overseeing the state’s programs, grants and contracts addressing substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.  This senior manager will direct the central office team and provide guidance for community prevention staff and provider grantees, and will lead and maintain partnership with state and local organizations.  The Division licenses state-approved treatment providers and counselors, manages the substance abuse Medicaid carve-out, and operates the impaired driver program.  Annual program budget is approximately $42M.

Preference will be given to candidates with considerable state management experience.  The salary range for this position is $68,868.80 – $108, 534.40

For more information contact Barbara Cimaglio at 802-951-1258 or email Reference job posting #: 615579.

Burlington, VT – Full Time. Application Deadline: September 29, 2014.

Visit the Vermont Department of Human Resources website to apply –


State of New Hampshire Job Posting

Chief of Prevention & Education Services Department of Health & Human Services Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services US:NH:CONCORD


The salary range for this position is $45,435.00 – $61,483.50

Typical starting salary not to exceed $53,937.00

Three additional steps may be offered on subsequent performance appraisals



Plans, organizes, and coordinates the development, implementation, and evaluation of population- based statewide and community-level substance abuse prevention interventions. Provides oversight and guidance for all federally funds including but limited to: SAPT Federal Block Grant, and other grants that are awarded to Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services. As needed will provide contract management, technical assistance and training to contracted service providers, the public, and other program professionals on evidence-based approaches and polices to reduce substance abuse as outlined in the federal grants and requirements. This position assists in the supervision of prevention staff and reports to the Administrator of Prevention Services Unit in the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services


Required to have a good understanding and knowledge about any and all federal funds received by the Bureau and the scope of work and outcomes associated with these funds.

Manages regulatory requirements, planning and reporting for prevention funds received through the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant and other federal grants as required, and the collection and reporting of National Outcome Measures (NOMS).

Provides oversight, leadership and monitoring of the implementation federal grants to ensure benchmarks are being met and results reported regularly to state and community level stakeholders. Assistance in contract management, monitoring, evaluation and training contracted prevention providers in effective practice and accountability to meet state’s federal reporting requirements. Monitor electronic data system PWITS for quality and timely data inputs and provide technical assistance to providers as needed to ensure data benchmarks are being met. Compile reports as needed off the P-WITS site as required by federal and state partners.

Obtain and maintain credentialing as Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) relative to prevention, and attend professional conferences and trainings to maintain credentials and to increase knowledge, skills and ability. To ensure proficiencies in the science of alcohol and other drug prevention, the Strategic Prevention Framework Model, evidence based programs, practices and policies, and achieving outcomes, and how this applies to contracted providers.

Assists Division’s prevention efforts through planning, technical assistance, serve on statewide committees in service to prevention, and provide consultation to community-based organizations as directed by Division management.

Effectively communicates electronically, orally and in writing with staff, program partners, the public, and grant officers about program objectives, goals and strategies.


EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in social work, sociology, human services administration, psychology, public administration, health care administration, healthcare planning or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Four years’ experience in the field of substance abuse treatment, prevention and education or a health care related field, two years of which must have been in a management or consultative position involving administrative or supervisory duties concerned with program administration, program planning and evaluation, business management or related management experience. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.


1. Must be professionally certified as a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) by standards of the Prevention Certification Board of New Hampshire and International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC & RC), or obtain such certification within the first six (6) months of employment.

2. Must possess a valid New Hampshire driver’s license with appropriate endorsements required for the type of vehicle being operated.

3. Must possess certificate of completion or successfully complete a Defensive Driving Course as approved by the New Hampshire Safety Council within the first six (6) months of employment.

4. As a condition of and prior to hire, the applicant must have their current New Hampshire driving record supplied by the NH Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles, verified, indicating no major traffic violations.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to be available for occasional out-of-state or overnight meetings, seminars sometimes at a great distance.

For information, contact Valerie Morgan, Administrator I at (603) 271-6819. Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee.

In order to receive credit for post-secondary education, a copy of official transcripts with a seal and/or

a signature MUST be included with this application.


Adolescent Treatment Coordinator

State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Job Announcement Code(s): 14-01291

This position is located at the Department of Health Services (DHS); Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS); in Madison. Note: this position does include state-wide travel.

DHS is located on West Wilson Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the state capitol, the Madison Metro route and the Capital City bike path. In addition, there are plenty of nearby restaurants and shopping venues. For more information about DHS, visit our website at

Job Duties: Under the supervision of the Children, Youth and Families Social Services Supervisor, this position will be responsible for the overall quality and oversight of the adolescent substance abuse and co-occurring mental health services in the state of Wisconsin and participating on the Bureau’s Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Team. This position will focus on improving Wisconsin’s capacity to increase access to and quality of treatment for adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders and their families. In addition, the incumbent will engage family and youth to inform policy, program and effective practice; identify issues and strategies to impact the workforce; disseminate evidence-based practices and best practice; and improve cross-agency collaboration. Special Notes: Due to the nature of the position, all applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow DHS to conduct a security background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Well qualified candidates will have:

How To Apply: To be considered for this position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For instructions, click on the following link: You must apply online to be considered for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, as a hard copy or a fax. If you are unable to complete the materials due to a disability, encounter technical issues or need assistance using the system, please contact the Office of State Employment Relations at or 608-267-1012. Please provide your complete phone number in your message.

You will be required to upload a current resume and complete a civil service examination. Your responses to the exam will be used to determine your eligibility for this vacancy.Resumes may not be substituted for answering these questions. Resumes are for supplemental purposes only and will not be reviewed as part of the exam process. Questions regarding the examination can be directed to Renata McMillen at 608-266-0555 or

The application deadline is 4:00 pm on April 21, 2014. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.



NASADAD is seeking a Public Policy Associate to provide support and assistance to the Public Policy Director to implement the Association’s public policy program. Responsible for helping to articulate priorities to Capitol Hill, Administration, interest groups and other stakeholders. Other duties as assigned.

Applicants should have at least 2 years experience in legislative/regulatory affairs. Capitol Hill experience strongly preferred. Exact title, position and salary will depend on experience and background.

Please send cover letter, resume by March 17th, 2014 to or fax to 202-293-1250. Our mailing address is: NASADAD, 1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 605, Washington DC 20036. No calls.

Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs

Job Description: Coordinator, Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse (MAPSA)

The Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs (MASAP), a private, nonprofit umbrella organization representing the substance abuse and addictions prevention, treatment and recovery communities in Maine, seeks a Coordinator for its prevention initiative, The Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse, in Augusta, Maine.

The Coordinator will report directly to the MASAP Executive Director.  Responsibilities include oversight of the Maine Methamphetamine Prevention Project, grassroots coalition building and advocacy, and facilitation of a strong statewide substance abuse and addictions prevention agenda.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience in substance abuse prevention or health related prevention and education.  Experience with evidenced based practice,  proven ability to work with diverse groups, the ability to articulate research and data effectively, and successful experience in advocacy, coalition building, community outreach and grassroots initiatives. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; Master’s in related field preferred.

This full time position is based in Augusta, Maine. Minimal in state and out of state travel is required. Salary range is $42000-52000 with 100% employer paid benefits.  INtrested candidates  should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to MAPSA Search, c/o MASAP, 295 Water Street, Suite 200, Augusta, ME 04330 or  Deadline for application is January 24, 2014. EOE.


TITLE:  Coordinator

DEFINITION:  Substance Abuse and addictions prevention advocacy, education and community

Outreach, state-wide. Position is based in Augusta, Maine. Work hours are variable, related to community

and advocacy needs.  Travel throughout Maine and occasional out of state travel is be required.

REPORTS TO:             MASAP Executive Director

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:  Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.  Master’s degree in a related field preferred.  Experience and/or knowledge in substance abuse or health related prevention and education, using evidenced based practice.  Ability to articulate research and data effectively to diverse populations. Experience in advocacy, coalition building, community outreach and grassroots initiatives.  Proven ability to work with minimal supervision with diverse customer and constituent groups.


  1. MASAP Executive Director
  2. MASAP Staff  and Board/Membership
  3. MAPSA Steering Committee
  4. SAMHS Prevention Manager

COMPENSATION:      Salary range $42,000 – $52,000 Negotiated with MASAP Executive Director


Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement

Substance Abuse Program Specialist

State Opioid Treatment Authority

CODE:  5289    RANGE:  24 (P&T)               Salary:  $37,918.40 – $51,376.00/Annual

Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance:  $340.52 biweekly.

Value of State’s share of employee’s retirement: 17.07% of pay.

Opening Date: October 30, 2013 Contact: D. Webb
Closing Date: November 13, 2013 Telephone: (207) 287-4263
Location: Augusta

Agency Information

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services which protect the public health and assist our customers and caregivers in meeting their needs; and that assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) Office is responsible for providing leadership and active partnership in Maine’s comprehensive system of support to communities and individuals with substance abuse and mental health condition across the prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery system and across the lifespan.

Job Duties

As a member of the treatment team you will be responsible for providing best practice program performance and service needs in order to plan for the continuation, expansion or termination of various treatment programs. You will also assist agencies and the licensing unit to insure that all agencies are in full compliance with licensing regulations and to assure the clinical aspects of contracts are being provided. This position serves as the State Opioid Treatment Authority and needs to maintain knowledge of best practice in opiate treatment and utilize this knowledge to provide leadership with the development of licensing regulations for Opioid Treatment Programs, and as it applies to providers and to the Department of Health and Human Services.


An eight (8) year combination of education and/or experiences in the development, implementation, and evaluation of substance abuse programs and services. Candidates must have current in depth knowledge and experience of working with substance abuse medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs, including clinical experience managing this mode of treatment.

Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge, training and experience in Process Improvement (NIATx Model) at an agency level. Also preferable is LADC licensure.

In order to properly evaluate your experience, you must respond to the following performance areas.

1. Please summarize your computer, writing, public speaking and training skills.

2. Please summarize your experience with substance abuse treatment agencies and compliance with licensing regulations.

3. Please summarize your knowledge and experience of working with substance abuse medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs, including clinical experience managing this mode of treatment

4. Please summarize your knowledge and/or experience regarding Process Improvement (NIATx Model) at an agency level.

Application and Information

For additional information about this position please contact Debra Webb, Personnel Officer at (207) 287-4263 or e-mail us at To apply, please forward a completed State of Maine application form, current resume and cover letter addressing the four (4) performance areas in the requirement section prior to the recruitment closing date.

Department of Health and Human Services
HR Service Center: atten: D. Webb
#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011

The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


To apply for this position, please see the job posting.

Job Title: Project Manager (Coordinated System of Care)
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Opening Date: Fri. 08/30/13
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 09/16/13 5:00 PM Eastern Time
State Salary Range: Negotiable
Agency Hiring Range: Min:   Max:
Job Type: Temporary Grant – Full-Time
Location: Richland County, South Carolina
Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (8:30 – 5:00)

Job Responsibilities:

Reports to the Deputy Director for Long Term Care and Behavioral Health at the Department of Health and Human Services and provides oversight of the State of South Carolina’s Coordinated System of Care, known as the Palmetto Collaborative for a Coordinated System of Care (PCCSC). This individual will provide leadership and direction for the development and implementation of a coordinated system of care. The position provides insight, knowledge, and expertise to  state agency directors and executive-level state agency representatives, family members, advocates, providers and other stakeholders in developing long range strategic plans, service designs, resource allocations, and organizational policies relative to the PCCSC. The project director provides day-to- day management and oversight of the PCCSC project team and oversees special initiatives of high visibility to the State. Guides overall policy development and research. Participates in management-level decision-making by reviewing, analyzing, commenting and making recommendations on developing plans and proposals for the transformation of service delivery into a system of care. Maintains current knowledge of legislative initiatives, regulations and guidance materials related to the programs and services for children with emotional disturbances. Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge of trends in health care delivery and financing. Analyzes national trends in behavioral health service delivery. Assures that research into best practices and standards of performance are translated into the system of care design. Develops and leads ongoing planning, management and capacity building processes across the broader behavioral health system. Supervises consultants and contractors with regard to specific policy and research tasks. Provides financial oversight for the project, including budget analyses for braided funding streams from multiple state agencies. Oversees monthly budget projections and assesses potential programmatic changes in light of their budgetary impact of this new initiative. Participates in the overall budget development process by identifying trends, projecting program needs and by monitoring and providing information on program expenditures and utilization trends.  Directs the development of data systems and systems enhancement in support of budget analyses. Oversees financial management of consultant contracts. Identifies grants and other revenues of support for the project. Provides  project management activities. Develops, monitors and evaluates project plans to determine that milestones are met.  Reviews and proposes strategies for delivering, evaluating, and managing services. Identifies barriers and develops solutions for staff, providers, and citizens. Provides consultation regarding resource development through environmental scanning, resource mapping and assessment of system flow. Establishes and implements data-driven utilization management procedures that maximize use of resource allocations and informs budget development process and evaluates project plans. Executes a high level public information and communication strategy. Serves as liaison between PCCSC and other state agencies/departments involved with the development and implementation of the CSoC initiative.  Represents the project before departmental and interagency committees. Delivers speeches/presentations to public and private groups and conducts discussions with officials of federal, state, and local governments and private organizations.  Establishes mechanisms to receive meaningful input and feedback from families and young people, providers and other stakeholders to ensure meaningful engagement of all partners in state and regional planning activities, including the identification of service needs, gaps and priorities. Conducts regular meetings with the Leadership Team, including state agency directors  and others.  Provides research and information vital to high level decision making. Oversees  communications and the dissemination of policy decisions.  At the direction of the Leadership Team, implements new strategies, program redesigns, and transformations. Conducts frequent meetings with the Executive Steering Committee and other sub-committees to facilitate communication and collaboration, and provide direction for project implementation. Leads and participates in other workgroup and stakeholder meetings, which include providing feedback and support on the statewide implementation of the project.  Provides education and staff development through coaching and supervision to members of the PCCSC Team.  Develops, provides, and evaluates training and technical assistance activities.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:

A master’s degree or above in a human services discipline and experience with systems of care or a bachelor’s degree in nursing and experience with systems of care. Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies with experience managing large projects of moderate complexity and risk. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefers professionally licensed individuals with provider experience. Individuals will need to show sound judgment, an ability to work independently, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and an ability to effectively collaborate with others.  Successful candidates will have strong leadership abilities, an ability to manage complex contracts, and manage budgets and complex financial agreements.

Additional Comments:

Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application for qualification purposes. All applicants must apply on line. All correspondence from the Office of Human Resources will be through electronic mail. 

Applicants must attach a C.V. (curriculum vitae), resume, cover letter and minimum of three (3) reference letters to application.

This position is located in Behavioral Health.

Department Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Address: 1801 Main Street, Suite 1100    Columbia,  SC  29201  Map/Directions
Phone: 803-898-267


The U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is
accepting applications for the Prevention Fellowship Program.

The Prevention Fellowship Program
invites qualified individuals who are seeking professional growth in the field
of substance abuse prevention. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000,
and will be required to work 32 hours per week.
These individuals will be assigned to a mentor from participating State
agencies throughout the United States and U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions. (Visit
the application Web site at for a list of participating States and US Pacific
Jurisdictions). Fellows are accepted on a location basis pending the site of
the State agency.

The SAMHSA CSAP Prevention
Fellowship Program was launched in 2006 in an effort to build a workforce of
substance abuse professionals. During the 2‐year fellowship
program, which combines Web‐based and in-person trainings,
fellows improve their skills and their knowledge of prevention practices.
During their Prevention Fellowship Program experience, fellows focus on
acquiring the necessary skills for success in the fields of public and
behavioral health.

The Prevention Fellowship Program
prepares fellows for International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium
(IC&RC) certification as substance abuse prevention specialists. This
professional development program allows fellows to

Applications will be accepted from
eligible candidates beginning on Monday, June 10, 2013 and ending, Friday,
August 23, 2013. To apply, complete and submit the online application, which is
available at

For additional information please refer to the program announcement here.


Selected candidates are tentatively
expected to begin the Prevention Fellowship Program on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Applicants will be notified of their selection status on or before Friday,
September 13, 2013.


may complete the application process in multiple sessions and in any order you
choose up until the application deadline.

For additional information, please
contact the Prevention Fellowship Program at (240) 485-1700, ext. 3287or e-mail


Please pass on this announcement to
organizations and individuals who would be interested in participating.



Partnerships for Success II Project Director/Grant Coordinator

Maine Alliance for Substance Abuse Programs

Augusta, Maine

40-hour per week, salaried

Salary: $ 38,000 per year with benefits

Job Description: This position serves as the project director and manager of the Partnerships for Success II (PFS II) Grant with the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) in Augusta, Maine.  The PFS II grant is a three year grant bringing funding for substance abuse prevention services to communities in Maine.  The project director will be housed at SAMHS and will be a member of the SAMHS Prevention Team.  In-state and some out-of-state travel will be required for this position.

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:


Knowledge/Skills Required:


Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a Social Services related field and two (2) years professional experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of substance abuse related prevention programs.  A Master’s Degree may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.

If interested, please email cover letter and resume to:

Contact Name: Ruth Blauer
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 207 621 8118


Chief Executive Officer (Hospital Superintendent) and Assistant Director, Arizona Division of Behavioral Health Services

Location: 2500 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona

Requisition #: 2369

Grade: 29

Issue Date: May 7, 2013

Salary Range: $115,000-$120,000

Apply By: 1st Review 5/22/13

*Open Until Filled*


“Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).  ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is one of the largest departments in Arizona State Government with a budget of $1.9 billion dollars and a workforce of approximately 1600 employees. Visit

ADHS is seeking a dynamic and progressive leader as the Chief Executive Officer at the Arizona State Hospital (ASH) and Assistant Director for the Division of Behavioral Health Services.  The ASH provides long-term inpatient psychiatric care to the most seriously mentally ill Arizonans.  This position reports to the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Services and will have administrative oversight directing the operations and managing fiscal resources of the ASH, ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations, accreditation standards, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as all applicable statutes, laws, rules, and licensure requirements.  Develops plans and strategies for the administration and delivery of behavioral health services at ASH and provides overall direction for the care, supervision and treatment of sexually violent persons committed to the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center (ACPTC) a separately licensed facility located on the grounds of ASH.  This position interacts with the media, stakeholders and the general public to keep them appropriately apprised of current events affecting the ASH and ACPTC.  Provides information, feedback and responses to the Director, Deputy Directors’, Legislature and Governor’s office on a variety of issues; and continually analyzes information on promising trends in behavioral healthcare to ensure best practices.


Prefer a Master’s degree in health administration, business administration, public administration or a closely related field and at least 10 years administrative experience in the private or public sector healthcare industry with increasing responsibilities in a medium to large organization.  The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of mental health and psychiatric hospital administration; program development; State and Federal laws; ADHS and Division of Behavioral Health Services rules, regulations and licensure standards; and applicable standards of The Joint Commission, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The preferred candidate will be a skilled communicator and visionary and will have the ability to think and plan strategically and systemically.  Must be able to lead and manage staff and systems in a large and complex organization and have the ability to work with community stakeholders, the media and the legislature.  Any relevant experience in a public or private healthcare organization that provided integrated physical and behavioral health services is preferred.  Must have and maintain a current valid Arizona Driver’s License.  A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid level one fingerprint clearance card pursuant to ARS §41-1758.07

This position is required to perform work at/attend meetings at alternate locations and/or travel when necessary, which requires the use of either a state or personal vehicle. An employee in this position must sign a State of Arizona Driver Authorization form when hired, which allows ADHS HR staff to obtain the motor vehicle driving record of the employee.

Apply: click on SEARCH FOR JOBS, Choose HEALTH SERVICES, DEPT OF from AGENCY drop down, click on SEARCH and self-nominate for the position(s).

ADHS supports a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of Agency, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.


All newly-hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (602) 542-1085.  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.  –  SHS 267