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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention Assistant Deputy Director is responsible for directing the operations of the Direct Services Section. This

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Supervises a managerial, professional, and administrative support staff by interviewing, recommending for hire/termination, training/providing training, making work assignments and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Plans and coordinates the operation and services of the detoxification facility, evaluates effectiveness of services for substance abusers, and redirects activities if necessary. Develops policies and procedures for the section and formulates long and short-term goals, Programs, and objectives. Prepares budgets, monitors expenditures, and recommends revisions as needed. Reviews all plans and operating methods of the facility to ensure compliance with state and federal laws. Coordinates section activities with other units and service providers within and outside the agency. Makes presentations to various groups on facility services and agency programs and counsels with facility residents as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of the programs, operations, and services involved in the operation of a rehabilitation facility. Knowledge of rehabilitation techniques and programs in the treatment of substance abusers. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of a residential treatment facility. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to review results, determine the source of errors and devise corrective actions. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of applicable laws, rules or regulations. Ability to make oral or written presentations to individuals or groups. Ability to provide counseling and guidance to clients.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in hospital or business administration or related field; plus four years of experience involving the operations, administration or management of a rehabilitation facility or program, or related field, including two years in a supervisory 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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