PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health, this class acts as Executive Director to the Psychiatric Security Board with delegated authority for administering the programs and activities of the Board in accordance with Section 17a-581 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Works under the general direction of the Board which reviews work for effectiveness and conformance with policy.
Supervises assigned office staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers and directs programs and activities of Board including development of programs to evaluate and monitor treatment and progress of any person found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect who has been committed to the mental health system by courts; formulates policies and procedures of Board in accordance with state regulations; facilitates coordination of Board hearings and meetings as prescribed by law; serves as Secretary to Board at hearings and meetings; acts as liaison between Board, acquittees, courts, State's Attorneys, mental health facilities and public and private groups; develops and maintains comprehensive data including but not limited to number of acquittee placed under Board jurisdiction, number and outcome of applications for conditional release, discharge and temporary leaves, new crimes committed, types of crimes committed, types of mental disorders, population characteristics such as sex, age, ethnicity and legal status of acquittee; prepares reports and makes recommendations to Board concerning progress of Board in achieving its mandated objectives; develops budget for Board and its program; speaks to lay and professional groups on work of Board; directs, reviews and evaluates work of staff members; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of mental health, forensics and/or criminal justice system; considerable knowledge of public and community relations; knowledge of principles and practices involved in care and treatment of emotionally disturbed persons; knowledge of basic principles of public administration; considerable ability to analyze comprehensive data and recommend effective services; considerable ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in work; considerable ability in oral and written expression; administrative ability; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional experience dealing with mental health, forensics and/or criminal justice system.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a management capacity with responsibility for planning, development and implementation of programs and/or projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College education 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 public administration, social work, psychology or related fields may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis to a maximum of two (2) years.
3. A Law degree may be substituted for seven (7) years of the General Experience.
Appointed by the Governor under the provisions of Section 4-9a of the Connecticut General Statutes.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-General Administration and Management
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Executive Director of Psychiatric Security Review Board in Salary Group MP 66 approved effective July 1, 1996. (Revised to modify content and implement Salary Group change)