In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing 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 Office of Program Analysis and Support.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the Office of Program Analysis and Support;
Coordinates, plans and manages agency strategic planning 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 practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
state, federal and local practices of demographic, economic and social trends, factors and problems impacting delivery of mental health and substance abuse services;
planning principles and techniques;
principles and practices of program research and evaluation;
organizational development principles;
community development and program development principles and practices;
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 at the supervisory level with mental health or substance abuse programs.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Planning Analyst Supervisor or Health Program Supervisor.
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 of a Bachelor’s degree.
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
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 Mental Health and Addiction Services Director of Planning in Salary Group MP 66 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007