Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Resource Management Specialist

South Region

Recruitment #190520-1609EB-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - South Region - has one (1) current full-time job opportunity for a Developmental Services Resource Management Specialist position based in Wallingford, CT.

This position will be located in DDS' South Region's Private Division located in the Wallingford Office. This is a 35-hour per week position with a schedule of Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

This position is open to the Public.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Selection Plan

If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, employee may be required to provide two (2) most recent Service Ratings.

  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
  • Ability to flex schedule in response to Department needs and emergency situations.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Cindy Lukaszewicz at Cindy.Lukaszewicz@ct.gov or (203) 294-5037.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for reviewing fiscal and operational practices of contracted private agencies to ensure they adhere to fiscal obligations and that quality services are provided to consumers in accordance with Agency standards.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Monitors services provided to ensure that private agencies satisfy the terms of the contract and adjusts contracts by adding or deleting services; updates the electronic data systems to reflect contractual changes; seeks approval for client service changes through the Planning and Resource Allocation Team (PRAT) or Utilization Resource Review (URR); negotiates with private provider on service funding in accordance with Agency cost standards, Comprehensive, Individual and Family Supports (IFS) and Day Medicaid Waivers; monitors the provider's billing to Agency and ensures errors are rectified; ensures providers are funded for services; provides assistance to Agency Case Managers in the development of individual budgets; tracks and maintains consumer's biographical history in the data system; reviews one time requests for accuracy and to ensure the service is justified and submits the request to PRAT for approval; creates a contract authorization to authorize the one time request for service; reviews and analyzes contractor private agency operational plans which reflect actual and projected spending for services to clients; research all financial transactions and documents and develops the Annual Fiscal Report for each agency and facilitates the Annual Review; reviews Quality Service Reviews (QRS) from agency staff and submits a request to the private agency for a Plan of Correction; meets with the private agencies to address programmatic and quality concerns to ensure Plan of Correction is followed; conducts on site visits to assure private agencies are in compliance with Department standards; analyzes and summarizes a variety of data; gathers consumer referral candidates for residential placement and coordinates with PRAT to fill vacancies at private agencies; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of modern methods of care, program design, treatment and education of individuals with intellectual disabilities living in various community settings; knowledge of resource monitoring and evaluation; knowledge of business finance and accounting procedures; interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, ability to analyze and critique private agency, organization and individual practitioner's recordkeeping and financial statements; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of professional experience in a human services setting providing services and supports to persons with developmental disabilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been conducting fiscal analysis and oversight of individual budgets/plans or basic auditing of business and accounting information and practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training 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. For State Employees, three (3) years as a Developmental Services Compliance Coordinator and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, education, finance, health care administration or a related field may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Preference shall be give to person that have knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, agency policies and procedures
  • Preference shall be give to person that have knowledge of current trends and practices regarding the provision of integrated, supportive, community-based services to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • Preference shall be give to person that have knowledge of resource monitoring and evaluation
  • Preference shall be give to person that have knowledge of business finance and accounting procedures
  • Preference shall be give to person that have the ability to analyze and critique private agency, organization and individual practitioner's recordkeeping and financial statements
  • Interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills
  • Preference shall be give to person that have the ability to utilize computer software

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at 860-418-6022 or renee.labarge@ct.gov.   







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.