Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
43455 14 ST A3 N 724-03 05/16/2016
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JOB CODE: 43455

DEFINITION: This is responsible professional and administrative work directing the operations of the State Centers for the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) in the Department of Human Services (DHS).

The employee in this job directs the policy, program planning, management, and oversight of the State Centers. This work involves developing, implementing, interpreting, and revising policies, regulations, and procedures for services provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) residing in the State Centers and ensuring the State Centers are administered in compliance with established program policies and service delivery standards. Work also includes identifying service needs; evaluating overall program effectiveness; directing the development and implementation of all mandated intellectual disabilities programs in conformity with pertinent legislation and regulations to ensure quality services; overseeing the maintenance of all necessary certifications; and developing facility budgets in alignment with appropriated funds and approving and monitoring expenditures. Supervision is exercised over administrative, technical, and professional staff. Work is performed under the general direction of the Deputy Secretary for Developmental Programs and is reviewed through reports and conferences.

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.):

• Develops, implements, interprets, and revises policies, regulations, and procedures related to the operation of the State Centers.

• Develops and directs policies governing quality management practices and utilization of funding for the State Centers for implementation and adoption.

• Develops outcome measurement tools for effective and proper implementation of service provision to individuals residing at the State Centers.

• Provides advice and consultation to local and state governmental officials, providers, stakeholders, advisory committees, and other interested parties on the administration of the State Centers.

• Ensures that the State Centers are fully certified and licensed and are receiving maximum reimbursement from the federal government.

• Directs the development of operational plans and State Center budgets consistent with departmental policies.

• Serves as a liaison to legislators, outside agencies, and other departmental program offices on the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) State Center operations.

• Prepares reports on program effectiveness and operational issues for DHS executive management.

• Evaluates the coordination of intellectual disabilities programs and services provided to avoid duplication of services.

• Prepares and facilitates the transfer of information from the State Centers to community programs to support the process of individuals moving from State Centers into community ID programs.

• Develops or supports the development of programs and service initiatives to ensure the provision of supports and services to individuals in the State Centers.

• Meets with elected officials, Boards of Trustees, community advocate groups, and others to interpret legislation and departmental rules and regulations impacting individuals with intellectual disabilities.

• Provides continuous review of program budgets and service contracts for the State Centers.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

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

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to intellectual disabilities programs.

• Knowledge of intellectual disabilities program development, implementation, and evaluation standards, policies, and procedures.

• Knowledge of the principles, dynamics, and structure of intellectual disabilities organizations and agencies.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.

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

• 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):

• Eight years of professional experience in a human services program serving the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities, which includes three years in a managerial capacity, and a bachelor’s degree;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training, which includes three years of professional managerial experience serving the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities.