In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for directing and managing program and service
development efforts of the department.
Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner, Developmental Services Assistant Regional Director or
other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of a unit as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of a major unit intended to advance agency mission;
Coordinates, plans and manages unit activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers applicable statutes and regulations;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of the agency who might impact program activities;
Ensures development of resources necessary to conduct training programs and provide technical assistance in implementing services;
Manages accounting and funding for major unit;
Works closely with regional and training school directors and assistant directors in service development, planning and implementation;
Develops budget components related to staff and service development activities, projecting costs of implementing programs;
Monitors and evaluates departmental implementation of programs and services to determine need for additional resources, training or support;
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;
training and development principles, methods and techniques;
current trends and practices regarding provision of integrated, supportive community based services to individuals with an intellectual disability;
state, private and community human service programs particularly those which provide services to individuals with an intellectual disability or services needed by individuals with an intellectual disability to function in the community.
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable organizational and administrative ability;
Considerable ability to
develop action plans to implement executive program priorities;
plan, organize, direct and effectively coordinate and evaluate all program and staff development activities of department;
direct and manage process of determining staff development goals and objectives based on department new program initiatives;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in the provision of human service or education programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity with primary responsibility for planning, developing or coordinating services or programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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 public administration or a behavioral science such as psychology, rehabilitation therapy or social work may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
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 class of Developmental Services Director of Service Development and Support in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective April 22, 2022. (Revised to update terminology) Final No. 23-212