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CPSS Peer Ambassador (Posted 5/5/20)

The contract worker position for the position of Certified Peer Support Specialist Ambassador will work with limited supervision, conducting a minimum of three (3) regional provider trainings and peer support trainings to individuals who have received or are currently receiving behavioral health services, family members, mental health professionals, and interested stakeholders. They will also participate in workshops, conferences, and/or meetings to promote the role of peer support specialists in Mississippi’s behavioral health system. To apply for this position, please submit your resume to Toni Johnson via email at Toni.Johnson@dmh.ms.gov by 10:00 A.M. CST on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Resumes received after this date and time will not be considered for this position.

Certified Peer Support Specialist Ambassador (Parent/Care Givers and Young Adults) (Posted 5/5/20)

The contract worker position for the position of Certified Peer Support Specialist Ambassador will work with limited supervision, conducting a minimum of three (3) regional provider trainings and peer support trainings to individuals who have received or are currently receiving behavioral health services, family members, mental health professionals, and interested stakeholders. They will also participate in workshops, conferences, and/or meetings to promote the role of peer support specialists in Mississippi’s behavioral health system. To apply for this position, please submit your resume to Toni Johnson via email at Toni.Johnson@dmh.ms.gov by 10:00 A.M. CST on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Resumes received after this date and time will not be considered for this position.

Accountant/Auditor III, Professional (Posted 4/28/20)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Administration, Division of Accounting. This position will report directly to the Fiscal Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: processing contract employee payroll, processing employee travel requests and payments, managing cash receipts, completing grant reporting, coordinating with various program areas to ensure the agency grant process is adhered to; preparing and submitting grant financial reports as required by the grantor agency; drawing down funds from the grantor agency; maintaining the coding structure of the agency; performing other relevant duties as assigned. Deadline to apply: April 30, 2020

Web Developer (Posted 4/13/20)

The contract worker position of Data Analyst is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Administration in the Division of Information Systems. The contract worker will report directly to DMH’s Chief Information Officer. To apply for this position, please submit the attached application and your resume to Toni Johnson via email at Toni.Johnson@dmh.ms.gov by 2:00 P.M. CST on April 28, 2020. Scope of Work includes: Support the object-oriented analysis and design of DMH’s intranet with using the vb.net and c#; Support maintenance of Extensive Markup Language (XML)/ Representational State Transfer (REST)/ Open Data Protocol (OData)/ Web Services that are currently installed; Support the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) to Structured Query Language (SQL) and entity framework 3; Use web technologies such as Asp.Net Web Forms, Asp. Net MVC, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery to assist in website development. Resume Submission Deadline: April 28, 2020, 2:00 PM CST

Information Systems Lead Network Specialist (Posted 4/13/20)

The contract worker position of Data Analyst is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Administration in the Division of Information Systems. The contract worker will report directly to DMH’s Chief Information Officer. To apply for this position, please submit the attached application and your resume to Toni Johnson via email at Toni.Johnson@dmh.ms.gov by 2:00 P.M. CST on April 28, 2020. Scope of Work includes: Administer DMH’s Microsoft Windows Server 2012; Maintain and audit DMH’s Active Directory; Maintain the virtualized farm with VMware ESX/ESXi/vSphere, VMware vCenter management suite; Manage user profiles; and more. Resume submission deadline: April 28, 2020, 2:00 PM CST.

Data Analyst Technical Position (Posted 4/13/20)

The contract worker position of Data Analyst is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Administration in the Division of Information Systems. The contract worker will report directly to DMH’s Chief Information Officer. To apply for this position, please submit the attached application and your resume to Toni Johnson via email at Toni.Johnson@dmh.ms.gov by 2:00 P.M. CST on April 28,  2020. Scope of Work includes: Create and maintain Statewide data files for the Certified Providers who submit data to the DMH Central Office; Develop, monitor, and work with DMH resources on data submissions; Work with Certified Provider’s technical resource on the data extracted from their electronic health records system; Identify and resolve problems with required data fields; and more. Resume submission deadline: April 28, 2020, 2 p.m. CST.

MH Program Administrator II, Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Posted 3/11/20)

This post represent two positions available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The positions will be responsible for determining initial eligibility and annual recertification of persons seeking Home and Community Based Services (HCBS); monitoring of providers for adherence to DMH Operational Standards and HCBS Final Rule requirements; and providing technical assistance and training for IDD providers, Support Coordinators, Targeted Case Managers, and Transition Coordinators. Additional job duties include assisting the division with public awareness events and in managing data to reflect enrollment, discharges, and performance measures.  Deadline to apply: March 20, 2020

MH Program Administrator I (Communications Specialist)  (Posted 2/27/20)

This position is in the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Outreach and Planning and reports to the Director of Planning and Communications. This position is responsible for internal and external communications to help further the mission and goals of the agency. This position acts as primary contact for media relations and inquiries related to DMH, including writing and distributing press releases and columns to local and statewide media. This position serves as a spokesperson for the agency and promotes and maintains contact with representatives of the  media. This position fosters relationships with advocates, stakeholders and other key persons. This position is responsible for monthly internal and external newsletters and coordinating weekly updates to the DMH website and intranet. Duties also include photography and videography as needed at events and for awareness campaigns and outreach activities. This person serves as the primary contact for public records requests and tracks media coverage. This position assists and works with DMH Bureaus and Programs as needed to develop documents and distribute them through the appropriately identified channels. This includes but is not limited to: recovery/resiliency activities, workforce development, alcohol and drug campaigns/outreach, children and youth campaigns/outreach, adult services campaigns/outreach, all 12 DMH Programs, and other state agencies. This position is responsible for all social media activities. Deadline to apply: March 13, 2020

Administrative Assistant VI Bureau of Certification and Quality Outcomes Division of Professional Licensure and Certification  (Posted 2/27/20)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s, Bureau of Certification and Quality Outcomes. The incumbent will serve as the Administrative Assistant for the Division of Professional Licensure and Certification (PLACE) and will report directly to the Director of PLACE. This position is responsible for serving as the first-line contact for the Division and managing an email account; assisting inquirers with routine matters pertaining to DMH professional credentialing; receiving and preparing mail; producing award letters and certificates; providing administrative support for PLACE Review Board meetings and taking meeting minutes; managing the Division’s financial log; and, providing general administrative support for the Division, including but not limited to: database entry, record keeping, photocopying/scanning, filing, and handling purchase orders/requisitions/etc. The required work hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with an hour lunch. Deadline to apply: March 13, 2020

Administrative Assistant, VI – Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Posted 2/19/20)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This position will be responsible for administrative support to the Bureau. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: general clerical duties, photocopying, mail distribution, filing, and purchase orders/travel/etc.; organize and schedule meetings including room requests and accommodations for displays and other needs of the Bureau at meeting venues; manage Bureau calendar; assist with the operational duties for the Bureau of IDD programs; field calls and requests from people interested and in need of services; serve as back-up for switchboard telephone calls as needed; receive and compile documents and reports from facilities, cash requests, and Medicaid 260 packets; take minutes while attending the IDD Advisory Council, Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee, and IDD Transition Workgroup meetings; transcribe and disseminate minutes from those meetings in a timely manner. Deadline to apply: February 28, 2020

For additional job opportunities, please visit the web sites for the DMH-operated program locations in your area:

Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield

http://msh.state.ms.us/employment.htm

East Mississippi State Hospital in Meridian

http://www.emsh.state.ms.us/index_files/jobsv3.html

North Mississippi State Hospital in Tupelo

http://www.nmsh.state.ms.us/employment.html

South Mississippi State Hospital in Purvis

http://www.smsh.ms.gov/Pages/Employment.aspx

Central Mississippi Residential Center in Newton

http://www.cmrc.ms.gov/Pages/CRMC-Employment.aspx

Specialized Treatment Facility in Gulfport

http://www.stf.state.ms.us/Employment.htm

Mississippi Adolescent Center in Brookhaven

http://www.mac.dmh.ms.gov/careers.html (web site currently under construction)

Boswell Regional Center in  Magee

http://www.brc.ms.gov/Pages/Employment.aspx

Hudspeth Regional Center in Whitfield

http://www.hudspeth.info/employment/

North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford

http://www.nmrc.state.ms.us/employmentopportunities.html

Ellisville State School in Ellisville

http://www.ess.ms.gov/Pages/Job-Information.aspx

South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach

http://www.smrc.state.ms.us/Employment_Opportunities.html

Previous Job Openings

Program Administrator, II Division of Certification (Two Openings) – Published 9/26/19
This position is available in the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Division of Certification. The position will be responsible for various duties assigned as a member of the DMH Certification Team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: reviewing programs and services certified by DMH through on-site reviews for compliance to DMH Operational Standards, Record Guide and other official regulations, responsible for being Team Lead occasionally on certification site reviews, responsible for written reports containing findings during on-site reviews, and more. Frequent travel required throughout the state with overnight stays on occasion. Travel/working outside of the office will consume approximately 40 – 50% of the work month. Deadline to apply: October 8, 2019

Purchasing Agent/Property Officer (Contract Position) – Published 9/26/19
The short-term contract worker position for the Purchasing Agent/Property Officer is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Administration. This is administrative work in directing the purchasing area of a state agency. Experience with state purchasing of commodities, equipment, and contractual services, and the associated entry of these purchases in the MAGIC accounting system is preferred. Also preferred is experience with property inventory and property audits. To apply for this position, please submit your resume to Toni Johnson via email at Toni.Johnson@dmh.ms.gov by 10:00 A.M. CST on Friday, October 15, 2019. Resumes received after this date and time will not be considered for this position.

Program Administrator IV, Division of Certification (Posted February 5, 2019 – Expired)

This position is available in the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Division of Certification. The position will be responsible for various duties assigned as a member of the DMH Certification Team. MUST BE A REGISTERED NURSE. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  reviewing programs and services certified by DMH through on-site reviews for compliance to DMH Operational Standards, Record Guide and other official regulations; acting as in-house consultant/expert regarding medical/nursing related issues; acting as an investigator into complaints against agencies or incidents reported by agencies; acting as the team leader during on-site review visits; and more. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.

Mississippi Integrated Care Project Director and Early Childhood Specialist (Posted February 5, 2019 – Expired)

The contract worker position for the position for the Project Director and Early Childhood Specialist for the Mississippi Integrated Care Project is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Behavioral Health Services in the Division of Children and Youth. This division is responsible for planning, development, and the supervision of an array of services for children and youth throughout the State of Mississippi. The start date for this contract is estimated to be March 1, 2019 with an end date of February 28, 2020. Resume submission deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. CST.

Certified Peer Support Specialist Ambassador (Parent/Care Givers and Young Adults) (Posted January 30, 2019 – Expired)

The contract worker position for the position of Certified Peer Support Specialist Ambassador (Parent/Caregivers and Young Adults), will work with limited supervision, conducting a minimum of three (3) regional provider trainings and peer support trainings to individuals who have received or are currently receiving behavioral health services, family members, mental health professionals, and interested stakeholders. They will also participate in workshops, conferences, and/or meetings to promote the role of peer support specialists in Mississippi’s behavioral health system. Resume submission deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019, 10 a.m. CST.

Accounting/Auditing Office Director  (Posted January 30, 2019 – Expired)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Administration. This position will report directly to the Director of the Bureau of Administration. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Directs operations of the Division of Accounting; Evaluates financial reporting systems, accounting and/or collection procedures, and/or investment activities, and makes recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, or other financial control functions; Monitors changes in federal and state regulations; Maintains contact with multiple internal and external entities on complex or new issues that cannot be resolved by subordinate staff; and more. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 8, 2019.

Program Administrator I, Division of Adult Community Services (Posted January 30, 2019 – Expired)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Bureau of Behavioral Health, Division of Adult Community Services. This position will be responsible for working with community mental health services across the state; reviewing grants from community service providers; program development and evaluation as needed; conducting
training and technical assistance as needed. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 8, 2019.

MH – Program Administrator IV, Behavioral Health Services (Posted January 11, 2019 – Expired)
This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Office of the Deputy Executive Director. The incumbent will serve as the Behavioral Health Services Transition Coordinator and will report directly to the Deputy Executive Director. This work is dedicated to the oversight and statewide organization of the planning and assistance provided to people with Serious Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorder, and Serious Emotional Disturbance as they move to the most integrated setting. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2019.

MH-Program Administrator, I Branch of Coordinated Care (Posted January 11, 2019 – Expired)
This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Branch of Coordinated Care. The position will be responsible for various duties assigned as an employee in the Office of Consumer Supports. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2019.

Project Coordinator for the Mississippi Prevention Alliance for Communities and Colleges (mPACC) Project (Posted 1/10/19 – Expired)

The contract worker position for the Project Coordinator for the MS Prevention Alliance for Communities and Colleges (mPACC) is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services (BADS). BADS is responsible for the administration of state and federal funds utilized in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of people with substance abuse problems. The overall goal of the State’s substance abuse service system is to provide a continuum of community-based, accessible services that include prevention, outpatient services, detoxification, primary and transitional residential treatment, inpatient treatment, and recovery support. The resume submission deadline is Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5 p.m. CST.

MH Program Administrator III, Branch of Coordinated Care (Expired)
This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Branch of Coordinated Care. The incumbent will serve as the Support Coordinator for the Office of Consumer Support (OCS). Through OCS, the general public can receive information about mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, suicide prevention, and substance use services in Mississippi. The incumbent will be responsible for establishing and maintaining policies and procedures to respond to needs for information, referral, and crisis intervention brought forward by consumers or their family members and others who contact the DMH Helpline and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; managing the day to day operations of OCS; providing supervision to OCS staff; managing the Refer information and referral database; managing grievances about services and programs operated and/or certified by the Department of Mental Health; coordinating and conducting investigations; managing timelines related to resolutions and providing written feedback. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2018.

Program Administrator II (Contract Worker), Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) Grant Program Coordinator, Bureau of Outreach and Planning (Expired)

This contractual position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Bureau of Outreach and Planning’s Division of Outreach and Training. The position will be responsible for leading and managing the training and implementation of the MHAT Grant in Mississippi. The MHAT Grant Program is a three (3) year grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The deadline to apply is October 30, 2018.

Program Administrator II, Bureau of Behavioral Health Services – Addictive Services (Expired)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Behavioral Health Services/Addictive Services. The incumbent will serve as a Program Administrator in the Division of Wellness and Recovery Support Services and will report directly to the Director of the Division of Wellness and Recovery Support Services. This position will be responsible for working with substance use disorder services across the state; program development and evaluation as needed; managing contracts and grants; conducting trainings and technical assistance as needed.

MH – Program Administrator IV, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services (Expired)

This time-limited position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services. This position is funded through the mCORR grant and the incumbent will serve as the State Opioid Coordinator. Responsibilities include the daily management and coordination of the mCORR grant; supervising project staff; ensuring grant deliverables align with the project plan; developing procurement documents for the mCORR grant; disseminating funds from grants to service providers; evaluating and processing grant proposals submitted by providers; collecting monthly data; running data reports as needed; providing technical assistance to providers; and collaborating with other agencies in a concerted effort to combat the opioid crisis in Mississippi.

MH – Division Director, Bureau of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (Expired)
This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. The incumbent will serve as the ID/DD Waiver Director. Deadline to apply: August 10, 2018.

Special Projects Officer I, Bureau of Community Services (Expired)
This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Community Services. The job specific title is Certified Peer Support Specialist Liaison. The CPSS Liaison will serve as an advocate, administrator and resource to Certified Peer Support Specialists statewide. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the expansion of the Peer Bridger Project; Certified Peer Support Specialist Trainings statewide; and coordinating and implementing services with DMH certified providers, community mental health centers, and behavioral health programs. Deadline to apply is August 3, 2018.

Program Administrator, II, Director of Suicide Prevention (Expired)
This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Bureau of Outreach, Planning, and Development. The position will be responsible for all suicide prevention efforts for DMH. Responsibilities include working with DMH staff and Certified Providers, advocates, state agencies, family members, and consumers to ensure the goals and objectives in the state’s suicide
prevention plan are met. Deadline to apply is July 16, 2018.

MH Program Administrator II, Division of Community Services (Expired)
This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Community Services, Division of Adult Community Services. This position will be responsible for working with community mental health services across the state; reviewing grants from community service providers; reviewing policies and procedures for community service providers and new interested providers; program development and evaluation as needed; conducting trainings; and providing technical assistance as needed. Deadline to apply is July 16, 2018.

MH Program Administrator III, Division of Community Services (Expired)
This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Community Services. This position will be responsible for conducting state-statute required pre-evaluation screening training for staff at Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC); developing procurement documents for community services grants; disseminating funds from grants to service providers; valuating, negotiating, and processing community services grant proposals submitted by providers; collecting monthly crisis data and transferring to the Central Data Repository (CDR); running CDR crisis data reports as needed; reviewing and evaluating policies and procedures for new programs and providers; providing technical assistance for new interested providers of community-based mental health services. Deadline to apply is July 16, 2018.

Accounting/Auditing Office Director, Bureau of Administration (Expired)
This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Administration. This position will report directly to the Director of the Bureau of Administration. Deadline to apply is July 13, 2018.

Business Systems Analyst I (Expired)
This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Division of Information Systems. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Information Systems Director. This position is a technical professional position which will be utilized to provide IT support (help desk). The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of PC’s, laptops, and peripherals including network equipment such as switches and firewalls, as well as providing support for end user software and server applications. The position description is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change. The deadline to apply is May 11, 2018.

Operational Data Analyst Position (Expired)
This contract worker position, Operational Data Analyst, is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services. The start date for this contract worker is May 1, 2018. The end date is April 30, 2019. The resume submission deadline is Thursday, April 5, 2018