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Job Title: Human Services Program Specialist - EP352
Job Number: 5016367
Organization: Virginia Department of Health
Posted: 5/16/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Richmond,  VA    USA
Compensation: $43,500 - $55,000
Position Description: Title: Human Services Program Specialist - EP352

State Role Title: Program Administration Specialist I

Hiring Range: $43,500 - $55,000

Pay Band: 4

Agency: Virginia Department of Health

Location: Dept of Health

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Hepatitis and Harm Reduction Program Specialist will provide assistance to the viral hepatitis prevention program and drug user health program. This position provides input in the development and implementation of viral hepatitis prevention and drug user health programs. Monitors contracts and conducts quality assurance reviews; develops corrective action plans for non-compliant contractors; prepares assigned portions of grant applications, narratives, progress reports and other documents; manages the competitive and/or sole source procurement process; reviews and reconciles contractor invoices; expense monitoring; reviews and acts on requests for budget and work plan modifications; maintains contract files; works with community-based organizations, clinical partners, universities, community members, and consumers to strengthen prevention services; assess and evaluate programs to determine adherence to established plans and protocols.

Performs day-to-day program oversight in a district or as part of a statewide program. Characteristic duties include conducting studies and research, technical training and programmatic assistance, program evaluation, policy development and analysis, and coordination of resources. Monitors grant applications and disbursements to assure sufficient funds are available to support program commitments. Responsibilities are carried out independently based on an outline or work plan developed by or approved by the supervisor. Thorough knowledge of program policies, procedures, service delivery methods and clear communication skills are necessary.

****This is a grant funded restricted position. The availability of funding is scheduled for review annually. Continued employment is contingent on the continued availability of grant or non-general funds.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications

- Relevant experience in HIV/STD, or viral hepatitis prevention - Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint - Experience monitoring contracts and budgets - Experience reviewing and preparing reports - Experience in community engagement or coalition building

Additional Considerations

- Progressive experience in Public Health, health education or related field - Experience working in community settings - Experience working with persons vulnerable to HIV, STI or viral hepatitis - Experience using epidemiological data to inform program planning

Organization Description: The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of Virginians. The VDH is made up of a statewide Central Office in Richmond and 35 local health districts. These entities work together to promote healthy lifestyle choices that can combat chronic disease, educate the public about emergency preparedness and threats to their health, and track disease outbreaks in Virginia.

The VDH is led by the State Health Commissioner, appointed by the Governor of Virginia. The Commissioner oversees the direction of the agency and provides feedback to the Governor through the Secretary of Health and Human Resources. The Commissioner works alongside numerous Deputy Commissioners and other key figures on the leadership team in heading the VDH in its efforts to navigate the complex health landscape and to promote the well-being of all people in Virginia.

Closing Date: 8/16/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Teresa Savedge,  Human Services Program Specialist - EP352
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Additional Information: Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

VDH accepts only on-line applications. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted until 11:55 p.m. on the job closing date. Applications and/or resumes should include relevant work history which indicates your qualifications for this position.

It is the policy of the Commonwealth and VDH that all aspects of human resource management be conducted without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); sex; color; national origin; religion; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; veteran status; political affiliation; disability; genetic information; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. VDH employees have a shared Code of Ethics, which can be found in the bottom banner of our website:

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check and E- Verify. Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions. Completion of Statement of Economic Interests will/may be required upon employment.

As a V3 (Virginia Values Veterans) employer VDH Welcomes Veterans to apply. If you have been affected by DHRM Policy 1.30 layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card), you must submit the card before the closing date for this position. The Card may be submitted with the state application as an attachment.

Supplemental Questions: You may be required to respond to position-specific questions at the end of this application. This information will help us evaluate your credentials and qualifications for the job. Failure to respond to any questions may disqualify you from further consideration.

Contact Information

Name: Teresa Savedge



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service- Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.

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