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Home Visiting Program Specialist

Health Program Specialist

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: November 13, 2017 - November 27, 2017
Announcement # 07236021170
Salary Range: $23.00 - $26.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is currently seeking a full-time Health Program Specialist for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. The Health Program Specialist will support the administration of the MIECHV Program, including data management, grant writing, contract development and monitoring, and providing technical assistance to local agencies. This position will be in the Maternal and Child Health Section in the Bureau of Clinical and Preventive Services - Division of Public Health.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and motivated self-starter who has a passion for the field of early childhood, children’s health, and/or home visiting. Desired experience includes professional experience supporting a public health, human service program, or large grant program; significant data compilation and analysis; grant management and reporting; contract development and monitoring; and providing technical assistance to local agencies.

The current opening is a 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 anticipated to last through September 2019, but could last longer depending upon federal funding. When applying, please ensure you have selected limited service in your job type/shift preferences.

If you have previously applied for Health Program Specialist and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.


  • Support the administration of the MIECHV program, including planning, developing, implementing, and coordinating activities carried out under the program.
  • Responsible for the management of data compilation and reporting for the MIECHV Program.
  • Develop and maintain data collection, analysis, reporting instruments, and provide guidance for home visitors and supervisors to collect data in a valid and reliable manner.
  • Offer recommendations on how to improve efficiency and performance of data reporting, including the streamlining of data collection, entry, and reporting.
  • Work closely with the program’s data analyst and evaluation team to ensure collection and integrity of required data elements and for completion of data reporting.
  • Contribute data and narrative to new and continuation grant applications and grant reports.
  • Collaborate with early childhood and public health partners to support home visiting integration and system development.
  • Coordinate and disseminate consultation, training, and technical assistance to local agencies implementing evidence-based home visiting programs.
  • Develop and monitor contracts/subgrants to ensure that authorized activities and deliverables are met. Monitoring includes conducting annual on-site reviews to evaluate compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Annual travel is required for this position, which typically includes two out-of-state trips to national and regional conferences and annual travel to local agency sites across the state.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of public health practices.
  • Some knowledge of survey methodology and statistical procedures used to collect, analyze and interpret data.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Experience developing, implementing, coordinating, or evaluating public health programs,
  • Experience with grant writing and grant management, including developing and submitting grant reports and applications and ensuring that program activities are compliant with grant requirements.

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

  1. Knowledge of maternal and child health and/or early childhood principles. Typically gained by at least one year of professional work experience or completion of a related, upper division college-level course, such as maternal and child health, early childhood development, human growth and development, infant toddler development and education, reproductive health, child nutrition, or related courses.
  2. Experience conducting home visits or supervising home visiting staff. Typically gained by one year of professional work experience where this type of work was one of the position's responsibilities.
  3. Knowledge of contract development and monitoring. Typically gained by at least one year of related professional work experience or completion of a related, upper division college-level course.


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," full-time AND limited service under "Job Type/Shift" and Boise under "Cities".


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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.