Pennsylvania - US Full Time 2 months ago
THE POSITION

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented professional with data reporting, technical assistance and problem-solving skills.

As a Licensing Specialist in the Bureau of Program Licensure, Division of Licensing Inspections, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Pennsylvanians receiving treatment for substance use disorder. The employee in this position is responsible for ensuring facilities are providing drug and/or alcohol treatment services to individuals with complex addictions and co-occurring disorders in a safe environment where effective treatment can be provided. These treatment facilities range from hospital-based medically managed detoxification to outpatient treatment. Employee is responsible for determining federal and state regulatory licensing compliance, providing technical assistance, consultation and administrative support and acting as a liaison between drug and alcohol treatment facilities and other service providers, federal and state government entities and funding sources.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Conducts on-site licensing inspections in Pennsylvania to facilities providing drug and alcohol treatment services to ensure compliance with federal and stated applicable laws, regulations and standards. The providers range in size and complexity from sole proprietorships and partnerships to large corporate institutions. The inspection of a single activity in a drug and alcohol free-standing facility will require the review and application of over 250 independent regulations. Reviews and analyzes administrative and program materials and documents such as policies and procedures that include, legal entity, personnel management, staff development, confidentiality, management of treatment and rehabilitation services, client records, client’s rights, medication control, dietary services, fire safety and emergency evacuation and support services. Identifies materials from multiple sources that need to be reviewed to demonstrate compliance. Each facility develops its own unique documentation of compliance.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, with 1-hour lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) full-time. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Pittsburgh.
  • Salary:In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • One year of professional experience gathering and analyzing information in a social services, human services, healthcare services, or law enforcement program; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Necessary Special Requirement:

  • Possession of an active motor vehicle license.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:

  • You must pass a background investigation.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will notbe reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

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Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Compensation & Financial Planning

We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance

We know there’s more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, six weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture

We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks

Sometimes, it is the little “extras” that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visit www.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.

  • Eligibility rules apply.
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