Department of Administrative Services

Behavioral Health Director Of Forensic Services (MD) (5705MD)

$68.21-$91.33 Hourly / $5,457.09-$7,306.02 BiWeekly /
$142,430.00-$190,687.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for the development, direction and coordination of all forensic services and programs.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs all assigned staff and those who participate in administrative and clinical programs for forensic services within the department.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Administers and directs all aspects of forensic services for department; supervises assigned staff in execution of their clinical and administrative responsibilities insuring activities and practices are in conformance with statutes and departmental policies; works cooperatively with law enforcement and judicial officials to improve services to citizens with mental illness; develops and maintains a database to assist in planning and evaluation activities; works with facilities, public and private groups, advisory and review boards to achieve continuity of services for offenders with mental illness and encourage development of programs; assists Commissioner in annual review of department sponsored programs; acts as departmental liaison with forensic advisory and review boards including Psychiatric Security Review Board; maintains active citizens involvement in mental health system; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of forensic behavioral health and criminal justice systems; considerable knowledge of various methods of evaluation and treatment of mental illness in context of criminal justice and judicial systems; considerable knowledge of public and community relations; knowledge of basic principles of public administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze comprehensive data and recommend effective services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) years of professional experience in behavioral health and a Masters Degree in a clinical discipline, Public Health Administration, Health Care Administration or Hospital Administration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in an administrative capacity one (1) year of which must have been in behavioral health services in criminal justice or law enforcement systems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. A Doctorate degree in medicine and completion of a residency program in psychiatry may be substituted for the General Experience.
  2. A Doctorate degree in clinical psychology may be substituted for seven (7) years of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class who are physicians, psychiatrists or psychologists must be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Connecticut and must obtain one within six months of employment and retain it during the course of employment.
  2. Incumbents in this class who are physicians or psychiatrists may be required to be board certified in internal medicine, or psychiatry
  3. May be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MD 12

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Mental Health Director of Forensic Services in Salary Group MD 12 approved effective September 23, 1996. (Revised to retitle and change to Non-Examined)

EFFECTIVE DATE

1/23/2007

CLASS: 5705MD; EST: 12/6/1985; REV: 1/23/2007;