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AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

Company name
Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resource Enterprise

Location
Des Moines, IA
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Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

The Iowa Department of Public Health is looking to fill an AmeriCorps Program Coordinator (Program Planner 2) to assist the state. Under supervision of Substance Abuse Bureau Chief, and with daily direction from the AmeriCorps Program Director, research and create opioid and prescription drug misuse resources for host site supervisors and members to utilize throughout the duration of the program year.

The successful candidate will create and facilitate opioid and prescription drug misuse trainings for host site supervisors and members quarterly. Create and maintain AmeriCorps project manuals including program resources, opioid and prescription drug misuse resources, and program policy and procedures. Routinely review program policies, processes, and procedures to ensure grant compliance. Develop and distribute opioid and prescription drug misuse resources and tool kits to AmeriCorps host sites and members throughout the program year. Assist with maintaining program website and up-to-date program fact sheets. Develops and oversees evaluation plan and evaluation of the Iowa Department of Public Health's (IDPH) AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

Candidate will offer technical assistance to funded sub-recipients and AmeriCorps members via phone calls, webinars and site visits. Must be willing to travel within the state of Iowa and out of state for required conference and trainings. Assist with development and maintaining quality AmeriCorps member recruitment, selection, and placement within host-sites. Plans and participates in skill and knowledge-building educational opportunities that promote personal and professional growth for host site supervisors and members. Assist in the review of member time sheets and monthly reports. Create and distribute IDPH AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program monthly newsletter. Regularly collaborate with IDPH communications team and the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Services (ICVS) to promote the IDPH AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program on social media.

Additionally, will oversees the development and organization of annual AmeriCorps member training curriculum, including training on citizenship, volunteer management, Opioid and Prescription Drug Misuse. Develop, organize, and lead the development of member training and regional meetings throughout the program year. Ensures that AmeriCorps members are getting quality supervision and AmeriCorps experience at their respective host site. Develops a sense of teamwork among AmeriCorps staff, site supervisors, and members.

Selectives

663 Substance Abuse Programs

6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in prevention programs, clinical substance abuse, or preventative abuse (counselors, treatment workers) that includes:

Applicants who develop and/or present programs designed to inform a population on the use, abuse, and dependency of alcohol or other drugs.

Initiation, design and/or review of education curriculums, which include alcohol/drug, related information (pharmacology, reasons for use, chemical dependency, etc.).

Presentations to professionals, community organizations, youth in school, on chemical dependency.

Preparation of media campaigns, including newspaper articles and public service announcements on prevention of substance abuse.

Training of youth, parents, and professionals in assertiveness training (saying no strategies), communication skills, assertive discipline, decision-making, peer helping, employee assistance programming, and/or student assistance programming.

Consultation with community organizations or other human service providers to develop prevention programming.

Provide OWI classes to first-time offenders.

Inform the public of the effects of chemical dependency on families.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The equivalent of six years of full-time economic, environmental, social, health care or agricultural program experience (at the local, regional statewide, or national level) requiring knowledge in the following: program content, related community resources, user problems, and program/treatment methods – demonstrated by one of these types of work; program counselor, program administrator, program trainer, technical assistant or program consultant;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of accredited college course work for one year of the required experience with a maximum substitution of four years;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of graduate level college course work in one of the fields listed below for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of two years;

Accounting

Architectural Engineering

Business Administration

Civil Engineering

Communications

Computer Science

Criminal Justice

Ecology

Economics

Education

Finance

Geography

Gerontology

Health

History

Law

Natural Science

Nursing

Physical Science

Political Science

Psychology

Public Administration

Regional Planning

Sociology

Special Education

Traffic Engineering

Transportation Planning

Urban Planning

OR

employees withcurrent, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to eighteen months of full time work as a Program Planner 1.

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01

Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

Yes - I understand and agree.

No

02

How many years do you have of full-time work experience performing responsible economic, environmental, social, health care or agricultural program experience (at the local, regional statewide, or national level) requiring knowledge in the following: program content, related community resources, user problems, and program/treatment methods – demonstrated by one of these types of work; program counselor, program administrator, program trainer, technical assistant or program consultant?

No experience

Less than six years' in the specified areas

Six years' or more in the specified areas

03

Do you have an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of accredited college course work for one year of the required experience with a maximum substitution of four years? Note – total experience and education must equal a minimum of 6 years.

Yes

No

04

Do you have an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of GRADUATE level (post bachelor's degree) course work in one of the fields listed below for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of two years? Note – total experience and graduate level education must equal a minimum of 6 years.

Accounting

Architectural Engineering

Business Administration

Civil Engineering

Communications

Computer Science

Criminal Justice

Ecology

Economics

Education

Finance

Geography

Gerontology

Health

History

Law

Natural Science

Nursing

Physical Science

Political Science

Psychology

Public Administration

Regional Planning

Sociology

Special Education

Traffic Engineering

Transportation Planning

Urban Planning

Yes

No

05

Are you a current permanent state Iowa employee with experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to eighteen months of full time work as a Program Planner 1?

Yes

No

06

Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in prevention programs, clinical substance abuse, or

preventative abuse (counselors, treatment workers) that includes:

Applicants who develop and/or present programs designed to inform a population on the use, abuse, and dependency of alcohol or other drugs.

Initiation, design and/or review of education curriculums, which include alcohol/drug, related information (pharmacology, reasons for use, chemical dependency, etc.).

Presentations to professionals, community organizations, youth in school, on chemical dependency.

Preparation of media campaigns, including newspaper articles and public service announcements on prevention of substance abuse.

Training of youth, parents, and professionals in assertiveness training (saying no strategies), communication skills, assertive discipline, decision-making, peer helping, employee assistance programming, and/or student assistance programming.

Consultation with community organizations or other human service providers to develop prevention programming.

Provide OWI classes to first-time offenders.

Inform the public of the effects of chemical dependency on families?

Yes

No

Required Question

Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

588 Iowa Department of Public Health

Address

Lucas State Office Building321 E 12th StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

https://idph.iowa.gov/

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