Youth Rehabilitation Community Services Program Administrator (#MDDZ83)
$75,286.00 Yearly Min / $94,107.00 Yearly Mid / $112,928.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

The class incumbent is responsible for  managing and administering programs which provide case management for youth involved in the criminal justice system and the development and administration of contractual services to provide alternative placements and services for  adjudicated delinquent youth.

  • Supervises a staff of 50-70  professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff.
  • Oversees 40-50 contracts
  • Manages a budget of  $ 15,000,000 ($13,000,000 in contracts)

Nature and Scope

The class incumbent reports to the Director of Youth  Rehabilitative Services. The incumbent is responsible for the planning, development and management of programs which provide options to incarceration for adjudicated/non-adjudicated delinquent youth and youths on probation/ parole. The class incumbent will be responsible for the identification, researching, negotiation and administration of contracts for needed services.  In addition, the incumbent monitors and evaluates contractual services to ensure provision of quality services which meet the needs of client population. The class incumbent provides supervision to subordinate supervisors and coordinates, through the supervisors, the services offered by staff. Work also includes developing, recommending and managing the approved operating budget. The class incumbent has frequent contact with other state agencies, private agencies, community groups, etc. to discuss programs, contracts, need for services currently not available and to resolve problems or concerns.

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 develops programs to provide case management and alternatives to incarceration for delinquent youths involved in the Criminal Justice system.
  • Implements and operates programs. 
  • Evaluates programs to ensure the delivery of quality services which meet the needs of clients.
  • Supervises and monitors performance of subordinate staff to ensure the delivery of quality services to youths. 
  • Oversees the cost recovery effort for the division to ensure compliance with federal requirements.
  • Oversees the monitoring, evaluation, assessment and follow-up to ensure the implementation of needed corrective action.
  • Develops and recommends operating budget; monitors approved budget to ensure service delivery is provided in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • Works with other state agencies, private service agencies, community groups, etc. to explain program, obtain existing services, develop new programs and to resolve problems and/or concerns.

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 the state's human service system.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of the juvenile justice system.
  • Knowledge of various types of treatment for delinquent youths.
  • Knowledge of current trends in the area of treatment programs for adjudicated youth.
  • Knowledge of budget development and management.
  • Knowledge of managerial principles and practices.
  • Skill in program development.
  • Skill in the analysis of client needs.
  • Ability to plan, develop and manage programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Youth Rehabilitation Community Services Program Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral or Social Science or related field.
  2. Three years 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.
  3. Three years experience in developing policies and procedures.
  4. Six months experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.