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IROC Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: June 14, 2017 - June 28, 2017
Announcement # 02913099886
Salary Range: $22.26 - $26.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Division of Behavioral Health has an opening for a Project Coordinator at Central Office in Boise. This position will lead Idaho’s Response to the Opioid Crisis (IROC) grant project. This grant program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). Services are to be available statewide.

The current opening is a part-time, limited service appointment. Length of limited service appointments are determined by the availability of funds such as grants, alternative funding sources and/or timeframes such as pilot projects, alternative funding sources or program termination. This grant is funded for at least one year. This position will be scheduled for approximately 20 hours per week. When applying, please ensure you have selected part-time AND limited service in your job type/shift preferences.

If you have previously applied for Project Coordinator and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies.


  • Provides leadership and clear direction in planning and coordination of the project.
  • Manages the IROC grant budget and completes federal reporting requirements.
  • Develops project goals, work plans, timelines, implementation strategies and techniques.
  • Analyzes the project's decision making issues including identification of key stakeholders.
  • Develops and implements strategies to encourage and obtain stakeholder and/or community support.
  • Identifies other agencies and organizations as project partners.
  • Promotes collaboration among and between partners.
  • Identifies and coordinates with committees and advisory groups to recommend project development and implementation.
  • Identifies and develops available resources.
  • Provides consultation and assistance on project planning.
  • Coordinates publicity and development of news releases, graphics, brochures, pamphlets and other materials.
  • May train and advise staff, advocates and/or participants.
  • Plans, facilitates and conducts meetings.
  • Speaks before groups and works with individuals to promote public awareness and advocacy.
  • Provides ongoing assessment, evaluation and documentation of systemic change.
  • Consults with and provides problem solving assistance to staff on matters related to project activities.
  • May develop guidebooks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of behavioral health and substance use disorders.
  • Experience planning and implementing projects.
  • Experience developing, promoting and gaining project support.
  • Experience interpreting and explaining specialized or complex material into information usable by the public

Additional Qualifications: Are not required; however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score.

  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, or other closely related field.
  2. Experience with behavioral health project management and evidence-based model implementation(s). Typically gained by at least one year of experience as a project manager or program specialist with work specific to an evidence-based practice model in the field of behavioral health.
  3. Good knowledge of the current substance use treatment and prevention system in Idaho. Typically gained by at least two years of work experience in the field of publicly funded substance use treatment.
  4. Experience managing a project budget. Typically gained by one or more years of experience where managing a project budget was part of your daily work responsibilities.


There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 67 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies," part-time AND limited service under "Job Type/Shift" and Boise under "Cities."


Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.