JOB: Deputy Director, Office For People With Developmental Disabilities, New York State

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    Patrick Fiorenza
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    Contact:

    Aline Plummer

    Telephone: 518-473-4785

    Fax: 518-474-9902

    Email Address: [email protected]

    Address
    Personnel Office
    44 Holland Avenue

    Albany, NY 12229

    Job Description:

    Possession of a Master’s Degree in a mental hygiene discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, speech pathology and audiology, psychology, recreation, rehabilitation counseling, education or nursing), hospital administration, business or public administration or other area specifically related to health care, behavioral or social science, statistics, quantitative research; OR a valid license to practice medicine in New York State or Canada; AND three years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a mental hygiene or health/human services setting, or comparable setting, delivering individualized and customized services. Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.

    OR

    A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the disciplines listed above and five years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a mental hygiene or health/human services setting, or comparable setting, delivering individualized and customized services. Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.

    OR

    Ten years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a setting whose purpose is to serve the needs of a developmentally disabled population by delivering individualized and customized services. Five years of this experience must be at a leadership level with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.

    This position requires a person with demonstrated ability to plan and execute strategic decisions, implement critical management and business practices, and deliver the outcomes expected by those individuals we serve. Experience with the developmental disabilities service system and knowledge of public and/or private sector programs and services, and knowledge and experience of fiscal audit, internal controls, legal process, state regulations, program certification, and quality management processes is highly desired.


    Duties DescriptionThe New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is seeking to fill a Deputy Director position within its Division of Quality Management (DQM). The Civil Service title for this position is Deputy Director Developmental Disabilities Services Office 2. The Deputy Director of DQM will report directly to the Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Quality Management. In collaboration with other executive level staff, the Deputy Director will support and is responsible for the provision and oversight of all programmatic, administrative, policy, and fiscal audit operations of the Division which includes the Quality Management Strategies Unit, the Bureau of Program Certification, the Bureau of Compliance Management and the Incident Management Unit.

    The Division of Quality Management is located in Albany and oversees staff in its Regional Offices. Our objective is to integrate and promote quality management practices throughout our system to enhance the quality of services and outcomes for the individuals we serve.

    The Deputy Director duties may include the following:

    ? Lead and/or support efforts as a key change agent to define and enhance quality management approaches for the delivery and regulation of services by voluntary provider agencies and OPWDD.

    ? Provide leadership and guidance on various OPWDD or Division initiatives; may formulate agendas, and chair or provide facilitation on various workgroups or committees; may review or draft administrative memoranda or guidance documents.

    ? Review, propose and/or prepare draft legislative proposals, budget requests, analyze staffing needs, and/or make recommendations relative to the Division’s functions.

    ? Provide leadership and direction to agency staff in support of the Deputy Commissioner’s role as the Medicaid Compliance Officer for OPWDD.

    A commitment to collaborating with all stakeholder groups as well as a commitment to a leadership strategy of “Putting People First” is essential.

    The ideal candidate for this position will share OPWDD’s commitment to advocating on behalf of people with developmental disabilities. In line with our dedication to “Putting People First,” he/she will also provide leadership, commitment, and support to a diverse workforce.

    Additional CommentsAttention Candidates: Appointment to this position is pending Division of Budget Approval.

    All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full
    and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
    Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.

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