PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Council on Developmental Disabilities this class is accountable for directing operational activities through encouragement in advocacy, capacity building and systems change activities on behalf of people with developmental disabilities, their families and their communities.
Receives administrative direction from the Chairperson of the Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Directs Disability Policy Specialists and or other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of Council on Developmental Disabilities by providing overall leadership and management in development and implementation of state, federal, national and local Council policy, programs and operational activities; coordinates, plans and manages Council activities to ensure goals, objectives and activities are in compliance with state and federal laws; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of Council budget; prepares applications for Council funds and manages program funding; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of Council who might impact on program activities; acts as liaison to federal and state agencies and other outside officials, including National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, regarding new approaches to services and supports, policies and procedures; prepares reports including federally required State Plan, annual Amendments, Program Performance and federal financial reports; prepares budget for Council's and federal government's approval and monitors expenditures and funds designed to create opportunities for inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in community life; prepares applications for Council funds and manages program funding; may publicly speak before policymakers, service providers and communities; 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 social role valorization theory or normalization theory and practice; considerable knowledge of practices regarding services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families; knowledge of budget development and management; knowledge of legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in care, education, rehabilitation, training or treatment of persons with developmental or physical disabilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a management capacity.
Note: Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for major programs. Position will have supervisory responsibilities but the emphasis should be managerial activities: planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources of a major subdivision of an agency or organization.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling 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 business administration, public administration, public policy, special education or related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State employees one (1) year as a Disability Policy Specialist may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
The Council on Developmental Disabilities is 100% federally funded and compensates annually the Department of Developmental Services to perform administrative tasks for the Council. The federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, section 125 © (8) (B) of the Act states that, "…such State shall not apply hiring freezes, reductions in force, prohibitions on travel, or other policies to the staff of the Council, to the extent that such policies would impact the staff or functions funded with Federal funds, or would prevent the Council from carrying out the functions of the Council under this subtitle".
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Council on Developmental Disabilities in Salary Group MP 63 approved March 11, 2011. (Revised to add a Note section and modify Substitutions Allowed)