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The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Division of Youth Services (DYS) Assistant Division Director is responsible for overseeing either the administrative or juvenile

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Directs the activities of divisional personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall division goals and objectives and by managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level divisional employees. Provides technical assistance, guidance, and information to internal and external agency management and professional staff, executive staff, legislators, and others. Researches and interprets federal and state laws and agency policies and procedures, compiles information, and prepares reports and recommendations orally and in writing. Implements policies and procedures to comply with federal and state regulatory legislation applicable to section programs; assists in the preparation of and with the introduction of new legislation relative to assigned programs; ensures program and contractual compliance with all governing laws and agency policies and procedures. Oversees the development, revision, implementation, and monitoring of policies and procedures, budgets, contracts, and reallocation needs. Responsible for decisions and final recommendations which may result in the formulation of strategic plans; reviews existing programs to improve service delivery. Prepares various forms, correspondence, and reports as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management, public administration, and program administration. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to accounting and fiscal management, budget development and maintenance, contracts, procurement and asset management, and human resource management. Knowledge of the executive and legislative processes. Ability to analyze data, plan outcomes, and determine solutions. Ability to develop and manage strategic plans, projects, and programs. Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and develop legislation or recommend revisions. Ability to prepare and provide information to agency management, the legislative and executive branches, and others. Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to plan and direct the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or a related area; plus eight years of progressively more responsible experience in business management, program administration, juvenile rehabilitation or a related field, including four years in a professional social services managerial capacity.

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