In the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities, this class is accountable for independently promoting public policy initiatives and activities which endorse the full inclusion of people with disabilities in community life.
Works under the general supervision of the Director of the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities.
May lead lower level employees or volunteers as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Participates in and gives presentations at meetings of state agencies and private organizations of people with disabilities and families of children with developmental disabilities; develops and disseminates informational material concerning the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities and its initiatives to state agencies, people with disabilities, families of children with developmental disabilities and the public; participates in writing the State Plan on Developmental Disabilities, federally mandated progress reports and other required documents; participates in developing proposals for public policy change and council initiatives; plans, organizes and convenes meetings of various stakeholders; prepares documents and other materials utilizing personal computer software applications; performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of public policy issues impacting the lives of Connecticut citizens with disabilities and families of children with developmental disabilities; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; computer skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience either as an employee or as a volunteer working with an organization(s) or advocacy group(s) involved in issues impacting the lives of individuals with disabilities and/or their families.
Note: Volunteer or part time work will be prorated to its full time equivalent.
Incumbents in this classification my be required to travel.