PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for directing staff engaged in the planning and development of programs in the Bureau of Child Welfare Services.
Receives administrative direction from the Children and Families Bureau Chief of Child Welfare Services or administrative official of higher grade.
Assists in the direction of bureau staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of agency area offices and programs; coordinates, plans and manages bureau activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; implements agency policies within area; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; recommends appropriate staffing levels; prepares or assists in preparation of bureau budget; responds to inquires from public, Governor's Office, General Assembly, Congress and federal, state and local officials concerning child welfare issues and programs; confers and negotiates agreements and strategies with federal and private agencies on child welfare issues and programs; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of child welfare services and programs; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional experience in the field of social and human services, child welfare programs, children's protective services, foster services or adoption.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity with accountability for directing administrative support or program services with statewide or area impact. Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies, developing and monitoring the budget.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Children and Families Program Director.
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 for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in social work, public administration, health or human services or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Manager of Child Welfare Services in Salary Group MP 71 approved effective March 8, 1996. (Revised to re-title and modify content)