PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for the preparation and execution of the strategic planning activities of the agency.
Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner, Chief Operating Officer or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of the Office of Program Analysis and Support.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs agency strategic planning activities; plans and coordinates agency activities; assists agency executive staff in formulation of goals and objectives; coordinates development of agency mission statement; coordinates agency developmental procedures; develops and reviews all proposed agency changes to operating procedures; provides technical assistance and consultation to executive staff and other state agencies and private providers; participates in and guides agency with multi-agency planning efforts; serves as liaison on various statewide committees; designs and develops new organizational initiatives; conducts special external and internal situation analyses; organizes appropriate internal and external resources to implement plans; develops an evaluation methodology to review implementation; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of state, federal and local practices of demographic, economic and social trends, factors and problems impacting delivery of mental health and substance abuse services; considerable knowledge of planning principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of program research and evaluation; considerable knowledge of organizational development principles; considerable knowledge of community development and program development principles and practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of experience in planning, program development or public program management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been with mental health or substance abuse programs at the supervisory level.
Note: Supervisory level is interpreted at the level of Planning Analyst Supervisor or Health Program Supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. 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 of a Bachelor’s degree.
2. A Master’s degree in public administration, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specfication for the same class in Salary Group MP 66 approved June 5, 1998. (Revised to modify Organizational Level)