Human Service Program Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



POSITION OVERVIEW


Applications accepted from:  All Persons Interested
Job Classification: Human Service Program Manager 
Posting Number : 23351
Department: Houston Health Department
Reporting Location: Various
Workdays & Hours: Various

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Develops, oversees, coordinates and monitors various Human Service programs and activities throughout the City of Houston.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Plans, implements, oversees and coordinates various city Human Service programs and activities including day care centers, aging and youth programs and homeless programs.
  •  Participates in or develops plans to accomplish goals and objectives of a service region, bureau or division. Establishes goals and evaluates section performance; develops and evaluates subordinates.
  • Gathers and analyzes data and information that identifies community needs and assists with the development of viable programs, and the evaluation of program effectiveness.
  • Coordinates the delivery of a variety of health and human services programs with agencies, institutions and other service providers. Develops, implements and monitors quality service standards of personnel and service contractors.
  • Prepares annual operating budgets; prepares annual and special analytical and statistical reports and analyses to assist management in their decision-making. May prepare proposals for funding.
  • Monitors various agencies to insure compliance with lease agreements for multi-service center space. Assists in coordinating approval for facility purchases, operations, maintenance and special projects.
  • Facilitates and leads efforts to organize community members, groups and agencies to address community health and human services issues. Serves as a liaison and collaborates with governmental and public agency representatives, community outreach and advocacy groups, and service providers.
  • Develops and maintains active and viable Advisory Councils for a designated service region.
  • Develops and participates in education and training for clients and community. Prepares marketing materials, and makes presentations related to departmental programs and services.

  • WORKING CONDITIONS
    This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral or Social Science, Humanities, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.

    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    Four years of experience in administration or professional work related to Urban Planning, Public Administration or Service Delivery in a social service agency, public department or a similar facility are required.

    Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
    None

    PREFERENCES

    **Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**


    GENERAL INFORMATION

    SAFETY IMPACT POSITION
    This position may subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

    SALARY INFORMATION
    Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


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