Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Behavioral Health Finance Program Manager (Program Specialist II)

Pierre, SD
Job ID: 17446
Agency: Department of Social Services/Division of Behavioral Health
Location: Pierre
Salary: $58,000.00 - $62,000.00 annually, DOQ
Pay Grade: GK
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a full-time position with the Department of Social Services/Division of Behavioral Health. For more information on DSS, please visit https://dss.sd.gov .

The Division of Behavioral Health within the Department of Social Services is looking for an individual who is committed to service, has excellent communication and organizational skills, and is dedicated to operationalizing services to help individuals with behavioral health and substance use needs achieve resilience and recovery.

This position is responsible for the oversight of a team of staff responsible for supporting the Division of Behavioral Health's budget including recommending budget changes to management; prepare and provide budget projections; prepare program operating budgets; monitor allocation of funds, revenue and expenditures and propose funding adjustments; prepare and monitor contracts; review bills for services with various contractors; review contract expenditures to ensure fund are not over or under expended; review provision of contracts to ensure it meets goals of contract; reviews, approves or denies funding requests, payments and invoices; resolve budget issues; and provide technical assistance to contracted agencies.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

A Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or related field or social work, psychology, sociology, public administration, or other human service-related field with at least one year experience in an administrative/fiscal role. Preference for individuals with experience in a supervisory role.

Knowledge of:

  • the principles and practices of fiscal management and budgetary control;
  • statistics and financial reporting;
  • records management;
  • federal grant management;
  • Medicaid reimbursement and policies;
  • electronic billing files such as 837P and 835 electronic remittance advices;
  • state purchasing policies and procedures;
  • preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports;
  • proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, pivot tables, and other applicable accounting software.

Skill to:

  • write and communicate effective and efficiently;
  • exercise independent judgment within established guidelines;
  • supervise staff;
  • effectively manage workload and assigned tasks;
  • effectively manage time to meet deadline.

Ability to:

  • provide technical assistance to stakeholders;
  • comprehend and apply pertinent laws, rules and policies;
  • conduct research and compile and analyze financial data;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders;
  • effectively create and lead team projects with minimal supervision.


The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=FOL
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Behavioral Health Finance Program Manager (Program Specialist II)