Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
38230 10 ST A3 C 773-02 10/27/2020
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JOB CODE: 38230

DEFINITION: This is responsible administrative and professional work directing the Licensing Inspection Division in the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).

The employee in this job directs annual license renewal inspections, follow-up inspections, and relocation inspections of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment facilities and recovery houses to ensure that state and federal health and safety standards are met. Work involves directing the coordination, scheduling, and execution of licensing, corrective action, and complaint investigation activities; overseeing the provision of training and technical assistance to SUD treatment facility staff to ensure compliance with programmatic and regulatory requirements; directing annual inspections of all state methadone programs; and developing, implementing, and maintaining division policies and procedures. Work also involves analyzing, revising, and disseminating state licensing regulations. Supervision is exercised over professional supervisory staff. Work is performed independently and is reviewed by the bureau director for overall program quality and attainment of program goals and objectives.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Directs the pre-survey reviews, on-site license renewal and relocation inspections, and issuance of licenses for SUD treatment facilities and recovery houses.

• Directs the resolution of licensure and noncompliance issues that could precipitate an action to revoke a license or terminate a facility's third party payor reimbursement.

• Coordinates licensing activities with departmental and external organizations.

• Initiates investigations into complaints from facilities, the legislature, governmental agencies, and consumers.

• Directs employees in providing consultation, technical assistance, and continuing education to facility staff to assist them in reaching regulatory compliance.

• Promotes understanding and support for program goals through contact with provider associations, Single County Authority staff, facility directors, and the public.

• Analyzes proposed legislation and regulations to determine the potential impact on division operations.

• Develops recommendations and revisions to agency regulations, standards, and policies governing statewide licensing activities for SUD treatment providers and recovery houses.

• Maintains working relationships with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and with the Drug Enforcement Administration to ensure methadone programs in hospitals and free-standing clinics are compliant with state and federal security and treatment regulations.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• The employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational and organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies related to SUD treatment.

• Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and developments in SUD treatment, prevention, and intervention.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

• Ability to analyze and interpret legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures.

• Ability to analyze and interpret written and numerical information.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• Five years of professional experience in a human services or social services agency providing direct social services, case management services, substance use disorder services, program planning, program monitoring, or program evaluation, including one year of professional supervisory experience in substance use disorder services, and a bachelor’s degree;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes one year of professional supervisory experience in substance use disorder services.