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Bureau Chief - Prevention

Date Posted:  Jan 25, 2023
Requisition ID:  419158

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA): 

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction within the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) sets care standards for the provision of mental health and addiction services to Hoosiers. DMHA is committed to ensuring that clients have access to quality services that promote individual, family and community resiliency and recovery. 

The division also certifies all community mental health centers and addiction treatment services providers. DMHA operates six psychiatric hospitals (NeuroDiagnostic Institute, Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center, Evansville State Hospital, Logansport State Hospital, Madison State Hospital and Richmond State Hospital). DMHA provides funding support for mental health and addiction services to target populations with financial need and administers federal funds earmarked for substance abuse prevention projects. 


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $59,800.00.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

Role Overview:   As Bureau Chief for Substance Misuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion, you will work closely with the Assistant Director to develop and award grant opportunities for substance misuse prevention providers. You will monitor prevention grantee activities to ensure effective implementation of prevention strategies and compliance with state and federal funding guidelines. You will serve as the team lead for the federal block grant application and reporting process, which includes compiling data collected from grantees and entering it into the federal reporting system. Your role will represent DMHA on various interagency and community groups.
The ideal candidate would have experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating substance misuse primary prevention strategies and is strongly preferred.  Some in-state and out-of-state travel may be required.

About the Job:

As the Policy/Procedure Analyst, you will be responsible for performing senior level administrative and policy analysis work. In this position, you will analyze agency policy and procedures, conduct multi-dimensional research and analysis, formulate recommendations, and coordinate implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs to facilitate efficient and effective service delivery. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Research and perform analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of existing and proposed programs and policies of the agency. 
  • Identify procedural inefficiencies and process duplication among and between programs and makes recommendations for potential alternatives. 
  • Research compliance of all existing and new policies and procedures in meeting federal and state requirements. 
  • Use process improvement to facilitate the collection and analysis of information to assist management identify and plan business process changes for short and long-term strategic goals.   
  • Review and evaluate new or improved practices for application to agency programs or operations. 
  • Perform analyses of business issues, prepares project reports and develops proposals to implement changes in program processes and procedure.  
  • Provide recommendations to Agency Leadership regarding multi-dimensional issues impacting program processes and procedure. 
  • Monitor proposed or pending changes in federal programs, laws, rules, regulations, eligibility criteria, etc., in terms of the potential impact on programs, rules, laws, and policies.  Recommends appropriate response and/or action.  

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Seven (7) years of work experience in business administration, economics, program design, public administration, public policy, statistical analysis, or accredited college training in a related field OR 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, or related fields may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of four (4) years. 
  • Thorough knowledge of program research design, data and information collection and analysis or statistical analysis. 
  • Broad knowledge of agency programs and their interaction and overlaps. 
  • Broad knowledge of applicable federal and state programs and statutory requirements as they apply to the agency programs. 
  • Through knowledge in the areas of policy analysis, organizational analysis, public administration and management, budgeting, and financial management as they apply to public service delivery. 
  • Ability to use standard computer word processing, spreadsheet and database programs as needed for research and statistical analysis. 
  • Ability to analyze problems, to recommend and present alternative solutions. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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