PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Board of Education and Services for the Blind this class plans, directs and supervises the operations and activities of the Learning and Life Skills Division.
Receives executive direction from the Executive Director.
Directs the staff of the Learning and Life Skills Division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, directs and supervises operations, activities and staff of division including statewide education and social services programs for blind and visually impaired students in public, private and preschool programs, adult social services, orientation and mobility and independent living services; formulates division goals and objectives; prepares and administers division budget; interprets and administers pertinent laws including board policy to residential schools for the blind; recommends legislation affecting the blind and visually impaired; acts as consultant with respect to division programs and services and other activities involving the blind; coordinates programs and services to insure compliance with state and federal policy; recommends approval of federal grants; writes grant proposals; serves in a liaison capacity between agency and appropriate federal and state agencies; on a statewide basis provides guidance to school authorities employing teachers for the blind and visually impaired children; works to coordinate programs and services with state and local school authorities, community based organizations, advisory councils and consumer groups; advises Executive Director and/or other management staff on significant issues, program developments and operations of service programs for the blind and visually impaired; represents Executive Director on task forces, advisory boards and advocacy groups; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of philosophy, principles, methods and current practices of education and social case work for the blind and visually impaired; knowledge of eye diseases and psychological effects of blindness; considerable interpersonal skills, considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree in education and five (5) years of experience in educational work with persons with disabilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess or be eligible for State Board of Education certification as an Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor at time of appointment.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group MP 63 approved effective October 1, 2001. (Revise to modify Experience and Training, establish Special Requirement, change service status to Non-Examined)
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