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The Disability Determination for Social Security Administration (DDSSA) Program Director is responsible for managing and overseeing staff personnel to ensure program compliance with federal

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Establishes goals, objects, and short and long range plans and projects and develops and reviews operating program policies and procedures. Interviews and selects managerial, professional, and administrative support staff, provides training opportunities, and evaluates the performance of program staff. Reviews and evaluates program effectiveness and compliance, implements and monitors corrective action, and interprets federal and state laws and regulations. Provides direction to program administrators and coordinators within the section by analyzing operations and activities, providing feedback regarding needs, improvements, and accomplishments, and reviewing and developing program plans and schedules. Participates in and coordinates program activities regarding planning and evaluation of new program needs, integration and implementation of new business processes from other state disability agencies, solves program and agency procedure problems, and provides assistance to agency director and other state and federal personnel. Responds to requests for information from executive and legislative officials and serves on committees or task forces to express ideas and needs or provide recommendations and solutions. Reviews and makes recommendations concerning managerial and staff recommendations and administrative actions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of long-range planning techniques. Knowledge of agency program operations and procedures. Knowledge of principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of federal and state laws related to adjudicating social security disability claims. Knowledge of mandated federal social security disability case management techniques and requirements. Ability to coordinate staff services activities. Ability to produce written reports and strategic planning. Ability to analyze and evaluate program and operating effectiveness. Ability to interpret and apply federal and state regulations relating to program operations. Ability to generate operational activities and then direct the work of subordinate supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public health, health policy and management, or a related field; plus six years of adjudicating social security disability programs, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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