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The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Division of Blind Services (DBS) Assistant Director is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating overall program and

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Oversees development of strategic plans, policies, and procedures for long-range, biennial, and annual operations of the division. Ensures that lower level managers and subordinate staff participate in the development of program and administrative plans and understand related objectives and timelines. Evaluates the division’s program and administrative performance and coordinates the overall quality control. Monitors and ensures that the policy and practice of the division adhere to state and federal regulations, departmental policy and procedures, and division directives. Provides guidance to lower level managers on the methodology and scheduling of tasks for accomplishment of division program and administrative goals. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws related to rehabilitation. Knowledge of divisional programs, policies, and procedures related to program area. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of program planning, monitoring, and evaluation techniques. Ability to interpret and apply related laws and regulations. Ability to evaluate program and service delivery effectiveness, revisions, and corrective actions. Ability to prepare and present verbal and written information and reports. Ability to establish comprehensive organization systems and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in rehabilitation, social work, public administration, or a related field; plus five years of experience in managing a rehabilitation program.

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