Manager Substance Abuse & Mental Health Program Plan. & Dev. (#MDDZ45)
$69,363.00 Yearly Min / $86,704.00 Yearly Mid / $104,045.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

An incumbent in this class is responsible for directing the development, implementation, short and long term planning of statewide programs for the Division of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Mental Health.

  • Supervises 4-6 professional and clerical staff.

Nature and Scope

The incumbent directs statewide program development activities within the division and reports to the Director of the Division of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Mental Health. The incumbent oversees the development and implementation of state operated and contracted alcoholism, drug abuse and mental health institutional and community based programs. Work involves development of the divisions strategic and comprehensive state plans. The incumbent is responsible for developing short and long range budget projections. Additional responsibilities include overseeing preparation of grant applications, directing preparation of requests for proposals, reviewing contracts and agreements and evaluating service delivery. An incumbent in this class develops program standards and guidelines for new initiatives. A significant aspect of the work involves coordinating inter agency activities in the public and private sectors.

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 and directs the development, implementation and modification of statewide alcoholism, drug abuse and mental health treatment services and prevention programs.
  • Develops the divisions' strategic and comprehensive state plans.
  • Prepares and oversees preparation of grant applications and supervises allocations and expenditures of grant budgets. 
  • Prepares and reviews RFP's and negotiates, prepares and reviews contracts and cooperative agreements.
  • Serves as division liaison with other agencies within the department and or the local and federal level.
  • Serves on special committees, task forces and advisory groups and provides technical assistance to public and private groups.
  • Prepares reports and oversees reporting functions of various programs and agencies in the division.
  • Supervises the work of professional and clerical staff.

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 principles and practices of alcoholism, drug abuse and mental health administration.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management.
  • Knowledge of drug, alcohol and mental health prevention strategies, current and developing technologies.
  • Knowledge of statewide agencies and resources.
  • Knowledge of state, federal and local rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of planning principles and practices as they relate to alcohol, drug abuse and mental health.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of program design, data collection, evaluation and report writing.
  • Skill in needs assessment as it relates to program planning and development.
  • Skill in the development and implementation of planning strategies.
  • Ability to design, oversee and review functions of various programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates, and subordinates.
  • Ability to prepare and implement grant proposals.
  • Ability to make long and short term program and financial projections plans.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare analytical reports of findings and recommendations.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Manager Substance Abuse & Mental Health Program Plan. & Dev.
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  2. Three years experience in developing policies and procedures.
  3. Six months experience in budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.
  4. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.