STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: COORDINATOR OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING AND RESEARCH
Class Code: 2212-26 Date Established: 01-25-74
Occupational Code: 7-7-7 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To coordinate mandated planning functions of the Developmental Disabilities Council, including policy research and strategic planning for the developmentally disabled population.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Monitors and evaluates government programs in order to forecast problems in service delivery, and in creating opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
· Designs planning and analytic procedures resulting in policy recommendations for services affecting the developmentally disabled population.
· Develops and maintains automated information systems for all developmental Disabilities Council activities.
· Analyzes program and financial data for the purpose of policy research and planning recommendations.
· Develops and monitors policy research and demonstration contracts.
· Assists state and local groups in the development of programs and preparation of grant applications for developmental disabilities funds.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Master's degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in human services, planning, sociology, psychology, public administration, or social work. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Five years' experience in an administrative or research capacity in the field of mental retardation or in developmental disabilities. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: Eligibility for New Hampshire driver's license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of the field of mental retardation/developmental disabilities as to current aims, approaches and treatment and training techniques. Thorough knowledge of survey and interview techniques in research design. Thorough knowledge of statistical principles necessary for analysis of data. Working knowledge of the kinds of financial and social resources available for application to the status of local and state programs. Considerable knowledge of social and economic problems associated with the developmentally disabled. Ability to meet and elicit technical advice and data from officials and educators associated with social and economic problems in connection with the developmentally disabled persons throughout the state. Ability to conduct research material with objectivity and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with fellow employees, local and state officials and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02