Nature of Work

Working in the Office of Drug Control Policy. This position administers at the advance level the treatment and recovery position of the state’s drug control policy and provides strategic leadership, program oversight, and coordination for West Virginia’s Drug Epidemic Response for the Office of Drug Control Policy. This position oversees community-based efforts that provide treatment and recovery for substance use disorder and collaborates with state and federal agencies to maximize effectiveness of strategies. Position duties include developing a complete inventory of existing treatment and recovery resources, analyzing resources to identify gaps and areas of strength, enhancing the state’s substance use treatment and recovery infrastructure, and expanding access to evidence-based practices for people with substance use disorder. The position provides technical assistance and training statewide to sub-granters and community organizations to promote positive program outcomes. Extensive collaboration with stakeholders is required. A special emphasis of recovery activities that are provided by other state agencies in addition to the department of Health and Human Resources. Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of two years working with substance use disorders.

Minimum Qualifications

Training: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the area of assignment.
Substitution: One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as described below may substitute for the Master’s degree.

Experience: Three years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid professional experience in the area of assignment, one year of which must have been in a program administration capacity.
Substitution: Post-graduate training in the area of assignment may substitute through an established formula for the non-supervisory experience.

About West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) provides a wide range of necessary and life-saving services to many West Virginia residents.