Government Representative 2
Federal Reports Specialist
The Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of First Deputy Commissioner for Programs and Services seeks a Federal Reports Specialist to manage the cross-departmental planning and coordination of various annual and periodic federal reports, including, but not limited to the Annual Progress and Services Report, the Child and Family Services Plan, reports related to the Child and Family Services Review, applications/proposals and reports connected to various federal grants, and other federally mandated reports.
The Federal Reports Specialist works with leadership and staff from all of DCF’s programmatic and operational divisions to formulate strategies to meet the programmatic and fiscal requirements of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and to ensure comprehensive and organized collection and synthesis of Department-wide information and data. Support supervisory staff in developing reports and plans for submission to ACF, as well as for public review. The Federal Reports Specialist will ongoingly follow-up on plan objectives and goals and manage regularly required reporting related to that work.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or other advanced degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Experience working with state or federal child welfare or related agency, or experience in writing plans, proposals and reports.
* Understanding of the national and/or state child welfare and protection field, including relevant laws and/or regulations, reporting requirements, data analysis and/or financing mechanisms.
* Exceptional organizational skills and ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects, many with quick turnarounds, to results and by deadline.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills for use with a wide range of audiences, including the general public and federal partners.
* Strong ability to interpret applicable laws, rules, regulations and ACF guidance related to plan development, reporting and fiscal requirements and to provide technical advice to management and peers on same.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute additional experience as indicated above on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.
SAME APPLICANTS: If you are applying under the NJ “SAME” program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program visit their website at: https://nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml , email: SAME@csc.nj.gov , or call CSC at (833) 691-0404.
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