Director of Community Planning Program Development & Training (#MDBZ01)
$65,185.00 Yearly Min / $81,481.00 Yearly Mid / $97,777.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

A class incumbent is responsible for managing, developing and coordinating training plans and operational programs for the Division of Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health.

  • Supervises 6-8 professional and clerical staff.
  • Budget:  $425-$450 thousand/year.

Nature and Scope

The class incumbent reports to the Division Director. Work involves developing long range plans and programs to ensure the provision of quality mental health, drug and alcohol services. The incumbent is responsible for the development and operation of training institutes for professional staff in the public and private sectors. The incumbent directs and coordinates the planning and development of integrated institutional and community based client services and prevention programs. The incumbent also manages the statewide STEP program. In addition, the incumbent designs and develops public information and public relations strategies, programs and media. A significant aspect of the work involves working with community and interest groups to develop cooperative relations in the development of various prevention programs.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Plans, develops and oversees the implementation of a training program for professional staff in the public and private sector to insure the provision of quality mental health, drug and alcohol services.
  • Coordinates and directs the development of new or modification of existing programs based on research, trend analysis and other forecasting measures.
  • Directs the statewide STEP program which includes working with Cabinet and Agency officials and departmental STEP representatives regarding program implementation, policies and problem cases.
  • Oversees the design and implementation of prevention programs to assist and guide community programs.
  • Designs and develops divisional public relations program.
  • Directs the work of professional and clerical staff.
  • Chairs or participates in various planning councils, task forces or other study groups.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class. 
  • Knowledge of planning principles and practices as they relate to alcohol, drug abuse and mental health.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices as it relates to mental health programs.
  • Knowledge of program design methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of drug, alcohol and mental health prevention strategies.
  • Knowledge of the principles and theories of training programs and professional development institutes.
  • Knowledge of the organization and mission of the agency.
  • Skill in needs assessment as it relates to program planning and development.
  • Skill in the development and implementation of planning strategies.
  • Skill in coordinating planning and program development activities with divisional staff and community groups.
  • Skill in directing and coordinating the work of professional and clerical staff.
  • Ability to manage the preparation of various grant proposals.
  • Ability to direct and coordinate program monitoring activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare analytical reports of findings and recommendations.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Director of Community Planning Program Development & Training
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in training administration such as planning and establishing training priorities, implementing strategic initiatives, developing and implementing training programs and overseeing the development of training courses and materials.
  2. Six months experience in strategic planning such as planning and mapping a path between the present and future usually for three to five years by determining key objectives, how to accomplish the key objectives, what strategies should be used, what activities would contribute to accomplishing the key objectives and developing performance measures to gauge and report progress or success.
  3. Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
  4. Six months experience in managing budgets, grants or contracts.
  5. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.