In the Department of Correction and the Board of Pardons and Paroles this class is accountable for developing, reviewing, monitoring and evaluating the operations of a major programmatic area.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class promotes evaluation and results-based policies and practices within the agency. Incumbents in this class are responsible for researching, implementing and evaluating programmatic initiatives consistent with fulfilling the statutory requirements of the agency and promoting the agency's mission.
This class is used in one of the following capacities:
Department of Correction
manages the staff and operations of the Best Practices Unit
Board of Pardons and Paroles
manages the staff and operations of the Planning, Research and Development Unit
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner of Correction, Chairperson of Board of Pardons and Paroles or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the division or unit;
Coordinates, plans and manages division or unit activities with other public and private agencies;
Formulates division or unit goals and objectives;
Assists in development of agency policies and procedures and implements new procedures and procedural revisions;
Assists in developing division or unit budget;
Maintains contacts and works collaboratively with individuals, other operational units, agencies and officials within and outside of division or unit who might impact on program activities;
Develops and coordinates overall planning and design of all research and program evaluation initiatives for agency;
Directs preparation of complex research and planning activities and disseminates research;
Conducts controlled studies, analysis and evaluation of offender programming and assessment tools and produces evidence-based results;
Directs development and maintenance of performance measures and standards for programmatic functions;
Evaluates effectiveness of programs, program needs and recommends procedural and programmatic improvement;
Participates in total quality management and/or improvement activities;
Ensures consistent application and evaluation of treatment and assessment tools;
Ensures continuum of care;
Develops management information systems to plan, evaluate and monitor operations;
Develops methodologies for determining priorities in accomplishing short and long range agency goals and objectives;
Guides, advises and consults with directors concerning implementation and execution of agency programs;
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 counseling, criminal justice, human services, law enforcement, psychology, sociology or social work may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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 Program Development Director in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective January 25, 2013. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007