In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for directing the investigative process in response to allegations of abuse and/or neglect of individuals who receive services through the agency.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of division and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the division;
Coordinates, plans and manages division activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares or assists in preparation of division budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of department who might impact on program activities;
Consults with regional and/or training school directors and staff and private providers regarding allegations of abuse, neglect or death;
Monitors investigations and unusual events or incidents to ensure proper investigation conducted in compliance with departmental investigation protocol and policies;
May direct complex investigations;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
relevant agency policy and procedures;
investigation techniques, methods and best practices;
Knowledge of agency consumer base;
oral and written communications skills;
coordinate and direct investigations of complaints;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional investigatory experience in health care, law enforcement or a health related regulatory field.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity over staff responsible for investigations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in a related field 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.
A Master's degree in health care, law enforcement, criminal justice, forensic science or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class are required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(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 Developmental Services Director of Investigations in Salary Group MP 64 approved effective May 30, 2014. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007