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State of Nevada Announces
A Statewide Promotional Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $38,523.60 to  $56,626.56  PAY GRADE: 31
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Mental Health/Developmental Services
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 07.649
Announcement Number: 13160
Open to current classified employees in state service with at least 6 months of continuous, full-time equivalent service.
Posted 12/15/2010
Close Date: 12/29/2010
   Phone: (702)486-2903
   Email: lfitzgerald@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Program Officers perform administrative work in planning, coordinating, and directing a comprehensive program or program function for a specific clientele.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Incumbent is responsible for receipt, maintenance, review, audit and tracking of Service Category Contracts and associated Invoices. In addition will establish mechanisms for collecting and reporting statistical information regarding Service Category Contracts. This position supports SOUTHERN NEVADA ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (SNAMHS) in the Business Office, located at 6161 W. Charleston Blvd in Las Vegas. Our Agency's mission is to help adults with mental illness improve their quality of life. Through a team approach, we provide innovative inpatient and outpatient mental health services for the Southern Nevada community. Some of the valuable services we provide include Psychiatric Emergency Services, Inpatient Services, Mobile Crises, Outpatient Counseling, Service Coordination, Intensive Service Coordination, Medication Clinic, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Residential Support Programs, Mental Health Court, Senior Outreach, Consumer Advocacy and Programs for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) teams. Inpatient services are provided through the new Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital. Outpatient services are provided through five mental health clinics located throughout the community. We are accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. SNAMHS is an exciting place to work with emphasis on utilizing the recovery model, developing innovative programs, increasing consumer and family involvement, educating the public through a variety of activities, and implementing a best practices clinical program.
The position will support the Business Office and is responsible for management of all SNAMHS contracts and contract amendments. This position is located in the agencies centralized purchasing and supply department, and provides oversight of the agency purchasing card program. Ensures compliance with Joint Commission and CMS standards, as well as established laws, regulations and SNAMHS policies. This is a full time position with an anticipated work schedule of Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm. Incumbent will be working an innovative variable schedule with overtime after 40 hours per week. SNAMHS provides an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), yearly accrual of 15 days of annual leave and 15 days of sick leave, paid holidays and no city, county, state or social security tax! Part-time positions accrue pro-rated leave based on hours worked. SNAMHS provides continual on-going training and education to our staff, including paid release time for attending trainings and the availability of on-site CEU's. Some positions may also be eligible for an additional 5% Shift Differential pay. More information on our Agency and the valuable services we provide the community is available by clicking on the link to the Health and Human Service website available at the top left of this announcement. Then click on the link "Search DHHS Websites" located on the right, and search for SNAMHS. ***Through a career with SNAMHS, you can help improve the lives of others in our community***. Preference will be given to those who have supervisory experience in a warehouse setting.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Graduation from an accredited four year college or university in public administration or a related field; OR graduation from high school or the equivalent and four years of previous experience either performing or assisting in the planning, coordinating or administering of a program; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
Additional Position Experience
    Contract Management experience.
    Experience using a Personal Computer
    Centralized Purchasing or Supply experience.
    A current State of NV Contract Management Certificate is required.
The Examination
If there are five or fewer qualified applicants, the exam will consist of an application evaluation. (This statement does not apply for Until Recruitment Needs are Satisfied (URS) announcements).
PROGRAM OFFICER I (07.649) Written Exam
The exam will consist of a written weighted 100%.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
The following are the number of questions and the category:

22 - Written Communications
31 - Logic and Reasoning
13 - Interpersonal
24 - Work Organization
10 - Bookkeeping and Purchasing
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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