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Date: Nov 20, 2023



The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website ( .

Requisition No: 817477

Agency: Children and Families


Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 60933253

Salary: 25.00

Posting Closing Date: 12/01/2023

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Job Title: Government Operations Consultant III OPS

Data & Special Projects Coordinator

The Special Projects and Data Coordinator will work closely with the Regional SAMH Director and other high-level professionals in the fields of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Child and Family Welfare, Adult Protective Services, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice to support integration and implementation of SAMH pilots, projects, and grants within broader related fields.

Central to this role, is the development of a collection system to acquire data, maintain databases, interpret, and analyze results using statistical techniques. Incorporate and integrate data from Child and Family Welfare, Adult Protective Services, and other program areas with SAMH projects and pilots. Provide reports that informs on the efficacy and outcomes of integration and implementation efforts while adhering to established parameters and timelines. Creation of a dashboard that tracks performance, measures outcomes, identifies trends and patterns, efficiencies, and inefficiencies. Preparation and presentation of comparative monitoring reports that will evaluate quality of services, service array, performance outcomes of pilots, project, grants, and forecasting based on data analytics.


  1. Work with the program office and region’s MEs to implement special projects and complete monthly reporting of data and any other performance metrics.

  2. Coordinate and collaborate with the local project staff to provide oversight and technical assistance to ensure performance on grant goals and required reporting.

  3. Facilitate collaboration of all key partners to achieve the goals of the grant including sites funded under this grant, sites with their own grant with SAMHSA, DCF region, Managing Entity, project evaluators, SAMHSA, and others.

  4. Manage the budget in coordination with the grant sites to ensure expenditures align with the grant requirements and that they do not exceed the budget.

  5. Review data looking for opportunities for improvement and provide feedback to grant sites.

  6. Collaborate with local project staff, Project Directors within the existing children’s mental health service delivery system.

  7. Participate in the local site governance to provide technical assistance, including sustainability planning.

    1. Attend assigned community meetings and workgroups to support the creation and maintenance of regional community partnerships.
  8. Participate in Managing Entity (ME) Meetings, including board, sub-committee, continuous quality improvement, provider, etc.

  9. Coordinate and complete regional reports; track, analyze trends, address, and complete reports pertaining to MEs, regional pilots, projects, and grants, while adhering to timelines and required deliverables.

  10. Review, summarize, and report on key elements of monthly, quarterly, and any other ME or regional related report to the SAMH Leadership team and key stakeholders.

  11. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Director of SAMH.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse System of Care, particularly with children and families.

  • Knowledge on implementation strategies of pilots, projects, and grants

  • Knowledge of managing projects and grants

  • Experience in writing reports,

  • Experience in developing, tracking, and analyzing data

  • Experience with budgets

  • Design, evaluate, recommend, and approve changes based on need and analysis.

  • Provide technical assistance.

  • Plan, coordinate and/or conduct meetings, workshops, and trainings.

  • Develop and monitor compliance policies and procedures.

  • Document findings and prepare recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.

  • Consult with federal, state, and local officials on matters applicable to the assigned area of specialization.

  • Interpret laws, rules, policies and/or regulations.

  • Ability to proficiently use computers, Microsoft Office applications with an emphasis on Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, as well as other position required electronic software, platforms, etc.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Effective organizational skills and detail oriented.

  • Effective problem-solving skills.


  • This position requires a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning and at least three years of collective program experience, research and management experience in the mental health arena, or a bachelor’s degree with five years of progressive experience. Key desired experience includes work in the mental health and substance abuse fields, particularly with children and families. Experience as a SAMHSA grant project director and/or experience managing federally funded projects is highly desired. The candidate must also be well-organized and a good communicator. Travel to the grant sites and conferences. 40 hours a week, may include weekends and evenings.

  • Applicants must not have any disciplinary actions within the past twelve months

  • Applicants must have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle

    Background Screening Requirement:

    It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any candidate being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No candidate may begin employment until the background investigation results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background investigations shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five years.”

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market:Fort Lauderdale

Nearest Secondary Market:Miami