PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for directing a comprehensive program of quality assurance and monitoring regulatory compliance activities and program enhancement in public and private residential day programs.
Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner, Regional Director or other administrative official of a higher grade.
Directs staff of the division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of quality assurance division in regulatory compliance and program enhancement; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; reviews facility and community based residential and day programs for quality and recommends strategies for improvement and compliance; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy and regulations; monitors plans and policy to conform to federal and state accreditation standards; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; plans and implements through research reporting and analyzing of data compiled on quality of life experienced by recipients of services; provides consultation services to professional staff, regional provider organizations and advocacy agencies regarding quality assurance operations; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; performs related duties as required.
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 administration and modern practices associated with delivery of services to persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities; considerable knowledge of educational strategies relating to enhancement of quality of life in residential and day service environments; considerable knowledge of research methods, statistical analysis and reporting of data; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree in public administration, health administration, education, management, social and human services or a related field AND three (3) years of experience in a program, system or research environment for persons with mental retardation or a closely related field.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity in a service delivery program or research function for persons with mental retardation or developmental disabilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A doctoral degree in public administration, health administration, education, management, social and human services AND two (2) years of post doctoral experience in a program, system or research environment for persons with mental retardation or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification in the same class in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to modify Organizational Level)