In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for administering the programs and operations of statewide comprehensive programs dedicated to consumers of the agency.
Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Administers programs and operations of division; directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of the division;
Develops, implements and evaluates division policies, goals and objectives;
Designs and develops division programs and activities;
Implements new procedures and procedural revisions;
Determines appropriate staffing levels and directs management and coordination of staff;
Designs and implements performance review standards for division staff;
Prepares division budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division who might impact on policy or program activities;
Advises the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner in recommendation of new or revised health programs and or support services, administrative policies and processes to assist consumers of the agency;
Prepares state and federal reports,
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;
best practices for providing integrated, supportive community based services to agency consumers;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability in designing, developing, planning, implementing and administering statewide complex programs;
Ability to develop and manage revenue sources and budget.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional experience in health or human services delivery system administration and/or programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must include administrative or managerial responsibility relative to programs for habilitative and/or rehabilitative program development for consumers of the agency.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in psychology, special education, early childhood, social work or 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 special education, early childhood, social work, psychology or a related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be 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 Division Director in Salary Group MP 69 approved effective October 27, 2017. (Revised to add Acknowledgement Section and modify content) Final No. 22-007