PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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 and manages staff of a unit as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides direction and management of a major unit intended to advance agency mission; coordinates, plans and manages activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; interprets and administers applicable statute and regulations; evaluates staff; 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; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the agency who might impact program activities; performs related duties as assigned.
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 training and development principles, methods and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable organizational and administrative ability; considerable ability to develop action plans to implement executive program priorities; considerable ability to plan, organize, direct and effectively coordinate and evaluate all program and staff development activities of department; considerable ability to direct and manage process of determining staff development goals and objectives based on department new program initiatives; knowledge of current trends and practices regarding provision of integrated, supportive community based services to individuals with intellectual disabilities; knowledge of state, private and community human service programs particularly those which provide services to individuals with intellectual disabilities or services needed by individuals with intellectual disabilities to function in the community.
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 above 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
This replaces the existing specification for class of Developmental Services Director of Service Development and Support in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective September 30, 2020. (Revised to modify General and Special Experience) Action No. 21-039