Title: Program Coordinator – Opioid Grant
Reports To: Grants Director
Labor Grade: 10
Type: __X__FT _____Part –Time _____Temp
FLSA: ____ Exempt __X___ Non Exempt
Summary: The Program Coordinator, for the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program, grant funded position, will facilitate the collaboration among all court, jail, probation/parole, DA, public defenders, specialty courts, and provider organizations in the identification of and approval for participant data information sharing using appropriate software. The Program Coordinator will undertake a variety of administrative and program management tasks. The Program Coordinator will research, asset map and work in concert with the community planning work group organizing diversion programs and activities as well as carrying out important grant operations duties working with the Bureau of Justice’s Training and Technical Assistance designated provider. This full-time, position is grant funded and dependent on available funding. Project period is from 10/01/2017 to 09/30/2020.
Essential Job Functions:
- Support planning and coordination of the grant program and activities.
- Work closely with BJA’s designated TAA provider, and an evaluator partner.
- Work with and keep engaged a comprehensive cross-system planning and collaboration team of representatives from governmental, law enforcement, pretrial, courts, jail, substance treatment agencies, probation and parole, and non-profit organizations.
- Complete a structured planning phase to identify policy options and data-driven approaches to develop or expand and alternatives in multiple intercepts for justice-involved individuals with a history of opioid misuse.
- Have all parties agree on the information to be shared, the logistics, legal and IT issues to establish data sharing and data use agreements to support this project.
- Work with IT representatives from each engaged party to establish an IT workgroup that will actively engage in finding a workflow solution(s).
- Control solution by establishing specifications; coordinate next steps on production with software programmer(s) team.
- Work with programmer team to validate results by testing programs.
- Train users.
- Provide reference by writing documentation.
- Track quarterly performance measures.
- Participate in grant required travel.
- Maintain budget and track expenditures.
- Write reports and insure that they are in on time.
- Maintain the planning guide template for the grant.
- Work with STP and other organizations’’ public information office for communications with the public.
- Schedule and organize meetings/events.
Essential duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. Essential duties are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform the job. The omission of specific statements or duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Competencies: Employee must have knowledge of criminal justice system, basic research and asset mapping, team management, group decision making, training, and grant management. Employee must have excellent networking skills, ability to maintain client confidentiality, and enhanced ability to bring groups together to change policies and practices. Employee must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to maintain a sympathetic and understanding attitude towards clients. Employee must work effectively as a member of the DHHS team, nonprofits, hospitals, and the criminal justice system.
Work Environment: The primary duties of this position are performed in a professional office environment.
Physical Demands: As needed to perform the essential functions of the position. Which include but are not limited to:
- Ability to raising or lowering of objects from one level or another (includes pushing and pulling) (10lbs – 25lbs)
- Ability to frequently walk, bend, stoop, and climb
- Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
- Ability to read and write the English language
- Drive and possesses a valid Louisiana driver’s license.
Preferred Education/Qualifications: Bachelor degree preferred or extensive experience in criminal justice, public health, substance abuse or disease control, and / or grant management. Ability to write and communicate effectively is essential along with ability to work both independently and with professional groups associated with multiple parish agencies. A background check, physical and drug test is required.
Position Meeting Requirements: Will be required to meet with criminal justice and IT professionals associated with multiple parish agencies as well as agency directors and federal grant funders. Position will require travel out of state to attend requested trainings for grantees from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Location: Koop Drive Administrative Building
Salary: $22.41 - $27.93 / Hour
Last Date for Consideration: Friday, September 28, 2018
St. Tammany Parish Government is an EOE/M/F/Disability/Veteran