In the Office of Policy and Management this class is accountable for directing the development, analysis, planning and coordination of policies and programs in the area of human services and participating in the development of the Governor’s Recommended Budget in the human services field.
Receives administrative direction from the Under Secretary for Policy, Development and Planning Division.
Directs staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs development, research, analysis, planning, implementation, evaluation and coordination of state policies, actions and programs to deliver a comprehensive system of human services;
Directs development and delivery of state, federal and locally funded long term care services covering a full continuum of care for disabled populations;
Directs Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care;
Coordinates activities of other state agencies and private sector organizations to resolve policy and program issues with statewide implications;
Determines and assesses nature and extent of human services problems and issues, their inter-relationship and extent to which policies and programs do or can effectively address such problems and issues;
Directs development, design, promotion and implementation of activities, systems, programs and methods for policy implementation and effective or improved service delivery and program operation;
Develops and implements work agenda and budget for unit;
Chairs inter-agency committees and other task forces;
Represents Secretary or Under Secretary on councils and commissions before the Legislature;
Makes recommendations on agency program changes, funding levels and budgets;
Participates with Budget and Financial Management Division in development, adoption and monitoring of human services budgets;
Maintains relationships with state human service and development agencies and federal officials as necessary;
Develops, maintains and administers a system for reviewing, evaluating and recommending the Governor's position on state and local proposals and applications for federal, private or other funding, actual and proposed state and federal legislation, regulations and policies in area of human services programs;
Initiates and directs research evaluations, studies and report preparation concerning human services programs;
Provides long term projections, policy and impact assessment concerning budgets and programs relating to human services;
Coordinates inter-agency data management policy and facilitates data access for policy analysis;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May design and administer consultant contracts;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation relevant to human services programs;
human service administration and structure and organization of long term care;
basic and strategic planning processes and principles;
human services program objectives in state with particular emphasis on development and central issues involving such programs;
federal, state and local agencies which deliver human services and related programs;
methods of research;
oral and written communication skills;
Problem solving ability;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional experience in research, planning, management or policy analysis involving human services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the supervisory level.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in planning, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Health and Human Services Planning in Salary Group MP 72 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007