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Human Services Project Manager

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: November 8, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Announcement # 09400082758
Salary Range: $25.25 - $32.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's Division of Family and Community Services is seeking a Human Services Project Manager to develop two of the Department's Strategic Plan objectives: 1. Development of a therapeutic stabilization and transition center for clients with developmental disabilities, and 2. Develop a system of comprehensive oversight of delivery of services to individuals with developmental disabilities. This position will be located at our Central Office in downtown Boise.

The incumbent will be actively involved in the development of the initiatives' goals, work plans, time lines, and implementation strategies, and will also be involved in the revision of project components. These projects will have a statewide and cross-divisional impact. The incumbent will also develop other projects as time permits. 

It is vital that the incumbent have significant knowledge and experience with Developmental Disabilities Systems. This position also requires considerable knowledge of social, psychological, or rehabilitative services, principles, and methods, gained by a bachelor’s degree or higher in a behavioral/social science, psychology, psychosocial rehabilitation, or closely related field; OR certification as a chemical dependency counselor for the substance abuse specialty. 

This announcement will be used to fill the current Human Services Project Manager position only. If you have previously applied for Human Services Project Manager and wish to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.


  • Develops project goals, work plans, timelines, and strategies
  • Researches project alternatives
  • Identifies project partners, obtains stakeholder awareness, and identifies and coordinates with program committees and advisory groups
  • Evaluates, guides, and coordinates project activities to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations
  • Coordinates task forces to define and resolve issues and problems related to projects; consults on and develops resolutions
  • Develops and recommends changes in law and regulations; prepares regulations for promulgation
  • Serves as technical expert in project-related areas; advises management regarding program/project development
  • Analyzes research results, evaluates project impact, and recommends modifications
  • Provides direction to the project teams
  • Prepares requests for proposals, reviews and selects applicants, and develops and negotiates contracts
  • Develops informational materials relating to the projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of social, psychological, or rehabilitative services, principles, and methods.
  • Good knowledge of management practices.
  • Experience supervising a professional human services staff.
  • Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating a social/rehabilitative delivery service, program, or project.
  • Experience administering grants including proposed writing, budgeting, and evaluation.

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

  • Expertise in the developmental disabilities field in the areas of institutional roles, systemic needs, best practices, and disability services across the age-span.  Typically gained by three to five years in the Developmental Disabilities field across the areas of institutional or program oversight and/or development, community disabilities, or advocacy.


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 63 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your response 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 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.