Technical Expert Lead-Rural Opioid Initiative

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:49
Would you like to join a national team of experts committed to responding to the opioid epidemic ravaging our country? Would you like to:
• Help communities build cross-sector partnerships?
• Facilitate the implementation of innovative treatment strategies?
• Expand the borders of current treatment systems to engage other service points in primary care, criminal justice, and child welfare?
• Support grantees in rural communities with strategic planning, workforce development planning, and sustainability planning?
• Improve the lives of those living with an opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural communities by expanding access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services?
JBS International is seeking a Technical Expert Lead for our Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Technical Assistance (RCORP-TA) initiative. WHO IS JBS INTERNATIONAL? We are a leading government contractor and consulting firm with over 30 years’ experience implementing positive changes in health and social services systems. We are headquartered in North Bethesda, Maryland and have offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Burlingame, California. Driven by a team of passionate and dedicated subject matter experts, we pledge to work with our customers to solve complex problems, to achieve their mission, in ways that sustain improvements in people’s lives.
WHAT IS A TECHNICAL EXPERT LEAD (TEL) AND RCORP-TA? The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) RCORP-TA initiative at JBS delivers innovative and creative technical assistance (TA) to improve the prevention, treatment, and recovery services and systems for persons with opioid use and substance use disorders in rural communities. The RCORP-TA team consists of subject matter experts (including TELs), managerial, administrative, and operations staff to achieve this goal. The TEL is a subject matter expert who will use innovative and creative TA, knowledge dissemination, capacity building, and policy and planning strategies to support planning and implementation grant recipients who are multi-sector consortiums in rural communities combatting the opioid epidemic. Additionally, the TEL is responsible for developing tools and resources for grantees, authoring technical reports, and cultivating key themes and potential TA needs across grantee cohorts.
1. Passionate commitment to consumer-centric design and delivery of TA; understanding and commitment to the project’s model of TA as a strengths-based, continuous process that supports each grantee throughout their journey
2. Content knowledge of current and emerging issues regarding: (1) substance abuse prevention, and treatment and/or recovery services for opioid use and substance use disorders, and (2) rural communities.
3. Strengths-based approach to working with stakeholders in the substance use disorder field.
4. Strong management, interpersonal, team building, and stress management skills.
5. Effective, clear, and professional writing and oral communication skills.
6. Willingness to travel extensively.
1. Doctorate degree with a minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience OR a master’s degree and a minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience.
2. Federal consulting experience preferred.
Application Information:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on the "APPLY NOW" link posted below and complete the application through ADP. All applications must include a cover letter, resume, at least three (3) professional references, and salary history. If you have technical difficulty, please email to let us know of the issue. 

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