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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Deputy Director of Adult Services is responsible for directing, organizing, and coordinating the financial and personnel operations of the Adult Protective Services Program, Ombudsman Program and home and community based waiver programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Supervises and directs activities of personnel and programs engaged in carrying out divisional objectives, utilizing knowledge of agency purposes, rules, regulations, procedures, and practices. Manages home and community based service programs, State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and Adult Protective Services which intervenes in life and death situations. Develops and recommends new and revised statues, policies, and procedures to respond to changes in operational needs, objectives and priorities, and to improve the effectiveness of division operations. Represents the division during presentations and hearings; maintains successful relations with provider organizations, legislators and peers in other state agencies; develops policy responses, provides detailed analyses and provides presentations for the highest levels of state government and the public, to include the media. Develops annual operating and biennial budgets; works directly with the DFA Office of Budget to gain its approval of the division’s budget for recommendation to the governor; testifies before the legislature regarding budget information and responds to financial inquiries from the Capitol on an ongoing basis, especially during legislative sessions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources, and purchasing procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management and public administration. Ability to develop, implement, interpret, and apply state and federal laws and administrative and operational policies related to service areas. Ability to communicate effectively by preparing and presenting oral and written reports. Ability to make effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies. Ability to develop and enhance alliances with external groups (e.g., other agencies or contractors, city and county governments, providers and clientele groups); engaging in cross-functional activities; finding common ground with a widening range of stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in public administration, social work, public health, geriatrics or a related field; plus seven years of progressively more responsible experience in service delivery of adult social service programs or a related field, including four years in a professional managerial capacity.

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