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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Deputy Director – Division of Youth Services (DYS) is responsible for strategic planning to include developing the scope,

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Participates in the strategic planning process to set the short and long range goals of the agency; provides coordination and facilitation for cross divisional initiatives bringing necessary key staff together for optimal success. Develops and monitors division data in order to establish program priorities; monitor current program service delivery outcomes, and to identify areas of improvement. Supervises a medium-sized staff by interviewing, hiring, training, assigning work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Implements policies and procedures to comply with federal and state regulatory legislation applicable to section programs; assists in the preparation and introduction of new legislation relative to assigned programs, ensures section’s compliance to all governing laws and agency policies and procedures; and participates in the planning and determination of strategy for the state’s juvenile justice system. Reviews enacted legislation for impacts on the youth services delivery system and to ensure the division operates legally. Reviews inquiries from executive, legislative and congressional officials and staff; investigates and analyzes situations, and recommends solutions. Attends Legislative meetings and works with constituency groups to achieve positive service outcomes for clients. Maintains external relationships with other agencies, individuals and organizations; resolves conflict situations through management meetings with division staff. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations and departmental/divisional policies and procedures. Knowledge of youth services programs and practices. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management and public administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration with special reference to governmental procedures, practices, and objectives. Knowledge of the principles and practices of long-range planning. Ability to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of employees and service delivery systems. Ability to lead and/or direct and organize program activities. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of the professional and administrative support staff. Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions. Ability to communicate effectively and to represent the division at public and official functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in juvenile justice, sociology, criminal justice, public administration or a related field; plus eight years of progressively more responsible experience in a juvenile or criminal justice system, including four years in a professional managerial capacity.

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