Job Opportunities

Central Office

Job opportunities at the Mississippi Department of Mental Health Central Office in Jackson, MS will be posted below when they are available. For job openings at DMH-operated mental health or IDD programs around the state, please visit those programs’ web sites through the link below or visit the Mississippi State Personnel Board at www.mspb.ms.gov.

Program Specialist III (State Service)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Bureau of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities – IDD Community Support Program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Managing data to reflect enrollment, discharges, and performance measures; • Track data obtained from Division of Medicaid; • Assign annual recertification for review; • Assist the Division with review of initial enrollment and annual recertification packets for people enrolled in the IDD Community Support Program; • Provide technical assistance as needed; • Monitoring of providers for adherence to DMH Operational Standards and HCBS Final Rule requirements; • Provide training for Targeted Case Managers. Deadline to apply 5/28/2024

Psychometrist (Contract)

 The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is seeking a detail oriented and compassionate Psychometrist. As an evaluator, you will be responsible for conducting assessments and evaluations to determine the needs and capabilities of individuals with IDD, autism, and other developmental disabilities. This role will involve working closely with clients, their families, and healthcare professionals to ensure accurate diagnoses and appropriate service options. Deadline to apply 6/4/2024

Program Specialist III (Time Limited)

This TIME-LIMITED position is available in the MS 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 with DMH Operational Standards and other official regulations, Responsible for being Team Lead occasionally on certification site reviews. • Responsible for written reports containing findings during on-site reviews. • Presenting findings from on-site reviews in group meetings. • Reviewing DMH-certified provider’s policies and procedures, service records, personnel records, and plans of compliance to ensure compliance to DMH Operational Standards and other official regulations. • Providing internal and/or external training/presentations, as needed including provider technical assistance coordination. • Processing requests from DMH-certified providers to DMH programmatic area(s), as well as those seeking certification. • Processing applications for new services and programs to ensure they meet DMH Operational Standards or other official regulations. • Answering questions on provider certification and providing internal/external customer service in this area. • Collaborating with other DMH staff as needed. • Establishing rapport with employees from DMH-certified providers as well as those seeking certification. • Interacting with people receiving services who may have a mental illness, substance use disorder and/or intellectual and developmental disorders. • Frequent data input of provider information which includes verification of service(s)/locations, amendments, and certifications. Deadline to apply 5/20/2024

Program Specialist III (Time Limited)

This is a TIME-LIMITED position in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Behavioral Health Services within the Division of Adult Community Mental Health Services. The incumbent will be responsible for working with certified community mental health service providers across the state and the administrative oversight of state and federal funding for adult services. This position is also responsible for the oversight and fidelity review of Individual Placement Support (IPS) and Supported Employment Expansion programs; able to travel and conduct fidelity reports; receiving, evaluating and processing data and cash requests monthly and ensuring providers are completing and submitting reports; reviewing new interested provider policies and procedures in application to ensure they meet the requirements of the MS Department of Mental Health Operational Standards; reviewing requests for funding proposals from CMHCs annually; and serving as a resource person to community mental health providers, providing programmatic support and technical assistance as needed. Deadline to apply 5/8/2024

RFA – 988 Project Evaluator and Operations Coordinator

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RFA – 988 Project Director

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Auditor II (Time Limited)

This is a time-limited (NS-14) position in the Audit/Grants Division at the Central Office within the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. The position’s primary responsibility is to review grants and auditing programs, process cash requests, and conduct outside audits within the scope of review in conjunction with the Audit Director to determine compliance with DMH policies and procedures and other audit duties as assigned. Deadline to apply 4/23/2024

Program Specialist Supervisor (Non-State Service)

This is a non-state service supervisory/managerial position. This position serves as Director of the Intellectual Disabilities/Development Disabilities (ID/DD) Waiver program. The MS Department of Mental Health is the operating agency for the ID/DD Waiver with administrative oversight through the MS Division of Medicaid. The program Director collaborates closely with the Division of Medicaid in developing and implementing program policy for ID/DD Waiver services. The ID/DD Waiver Director is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the program including the enrollment process and service delivery through DMH-certified providers in adherence to State and Federal regulations. The ID/DD Waiver Director manages and supervises staff within the Division of ID/DD Waiver to ensure person-centered practices, collect data for performance measures, identify training needs, and continue quality improvement. Deadline to apply 4/19/2024

Deputy Director – Tier III (Non-State Service)

This is a non-state service senior-level supervisory/managerial (X-16) position. This position assists the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health in the programmatic operations of the agency. Under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services, the Chief Clinical Officer of Mental Health Services works with the agency’s leadership team to provide guidance on clinical operations. Work involves formulating, directing, and controlling the operations through bureau and division directors and other subordinate personnel. Deadline to apply 4/12/2024

Program Specialist III (State Service)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health (DMH) within the Bureau of Behavioral Health Services and Division of Children and Youth Community Mental Health Services. This position’s primary duties include providing technical assistance in collecting, compiling, and reporting data submitted by the local-level MAP Teams. Deadline to apply 4/8/2024