Requisition No: 313362
Agency: Children and Families
Working Title: GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT II OPS - 60903306
Position Number: 60903306
Posting Closing Date: 03/04/2021
The successful applicant for this position will become a Substance Use Licensure Policy Specialist and will help ensure substance use treatment services in Florida are safe by monitoring the enforcement of all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
The substance use program licensure process is focused on the health, safety, and welfare of vulnerable Floridians and thousands of out-of-state individuals who come to Florida seeking substance use treatment each year. A successful policy specialist:
Develops modified or new policy to adapt to changes in statute
Answers policy questions for department staff, treatment providers, and the public
In addition, the successful applicant will interact with over 30 department staff across Florida who are responsible for the licensure process at the local level. The entities the department licenses range from small programs with less than five employees to larger organizations with more than 50 employees on multiple campuses. Some programs focus on indigent individuals with few financial resources while others focus on those who can pay for services with insurance or with their own funds. In short, every provider (and the policy issue(s) they have) can be different.
To meet this challenge, the Substance Use Licensure Policy Specialist will work to complete the following tasks:
Become well versed in the primary statute and administrative rule governing substance use prevention, intervention, and treatment services (Chapter 397, F.S. and Chapter 65D-30, F.A.C.)
Review the actions of licensure staff in regional offices to ensure the licensure process is effective and consistent across the state
Answer inquiries from individuals about substance use providers
Represent the department professionally to substance use programs, state and local agencies, and the public
Receive and investigate complaints
When necessary, work with regional staff to gather and organize evidence to help build cases to deny, suspend, or terminate program licenses
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Knowledge of behavioral health disorders (substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders)
Knowledge of current substance use and mental health systems of care
Knowledge of methods for compiling, organizing, and analyzing data
Knowledge of Chapter 397, F.S., and 65D-30, F.A.C.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to develop methods for monitoring and evaluating regulatory compliance
Ability to analyze and use information to make informed decisions
Ability to use computers, Microsoft Office applications, and other position required equipment (including the department's web-based licensure system)
Ability to communicate effectively in a business environment verbally and in writing
Ability to utilize problem solving techniques
Ability to work independently and as part of a team depending on the situation
Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work assignments
Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (with a degree in human services, social work, or social sciences) or two to three years' experience in the substance use treatment field (to substitute for a degree type) or one to three years' experience in a regulatory or contract auditing position (to substitute for a degree type). A Master's degree in human services field is preferred.
Applicants must not have any disciplinary actions within the past twelve months.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee
State Of Florida