PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for developing, implementing and administering statewide comprehensive programs dedicated to consumers of the agency.
Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of the division.
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 the division staff; prepares division budget; maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of the division who might have impact on policy or program activities; advises the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner in the 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, 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 best practices for providing integrated, supportive community based services to agency consumers; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable 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
1. 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.
2. 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.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Developmental Services Division Director in Salary Group MP 69 approved effective June 22, 2017. (Revised to modify the Purpose of Class)