Program Manager

Department of Behavioral Healt

Date: 1 week ago
City: Washington, DC
Salary: $99,513 - $139,318 / year
Contract type: Full time
Department of Behavioral Healt


This position is located in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), Office of the Chief Clinical Officer (OCCO), Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). The incumbent of this position serves as a Program Manager responsible for exercising managerial leadership with regard to planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive administrative management program for CPEP. Incumbent exercises oversight of key program functions, including: program budget and contracts management, data management, environment and facility management, supplies management, staff credentialing, and contractor/trainee onboarding. Serves as principle advisor to the Director, CPEP, Medical/Clinical Director, and Chief Clinical Officer in the execution of the program’s policies and procedures, to include the analysis and evaluation of program operations programmatic matters and program planning and analysis; assists in planning, developing, and implementing program plans and strategies, pertaining to the effective operations of CPEP; performs special studies/projects related to administrative program analysis, effectiveness, and improvements. As Program Manager, plans and implements analyses and evaluations of CPEP programs. Identifies issues related to the delivery of services and the effectiveness of programs. Collects program data relative to program effectiveness. Reviews and analyzes program and policy functions including issues and requirements related to contracting, budget, and information systems. Provides continual oversight and monitoring of program activities through evaluative reviews and surveys to ensure effectiveness; determines the need for and develops proposed modifications for program policies, regulations, and issues. Prepares reports with recommendations and options for improvements to the Director, CPEP, Medical/Clinical Director, and Chief Clinical Officer. Provides leadership and supervision of staff.

Qualifications: This position requires one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal grade level progression for the position to be filled. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Licensures, Certifications and other Requirements: None

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Service (MSS) (AT WILL)


Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is NOT in a collective bargaining unit.

Work Experience: This position requires expert practical knowledge of health systems policies and practices, administrative concepts, Medicare and Medicaid requirements, mental health co-occurring populations and trends in the mental health field; innovative and efficient delivery of program and administrative services.

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Work Environment: The work is performed in close proximity to psychiatric consumers with behavioral disorders.

Tour of Duty: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

First Screening Date: December 1, 2022 (and every 10 days thereafter)

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, a line attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905), or an attorney position in the Excepted Service (series 905) who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present proof of a non-expired DC Driver’s License or Non-driver’s license and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Position Designation: This position is deemed as “Safety Sensitive” pursuant to Section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations, in addition to the general suitability screening, individuals applying for or occupying safety sensitive positions are subject to the following checks and tests:

  • Criminal background check;

  • Traffic record check (as applicable);

  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol test;

  • Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test;

  • Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test;

  • Random drug and alcohol test; and

  • Return-to-duty or follow-up drug and alcohol test.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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