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The Executive Director of the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is responsible for the effective and efficient administration of the policies established by the Council. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Typical Functions:

Selects, organizes and directs the staff of the Council consistent with personnel policies approved by the Council in accordance with state personnel policies Establishes the operating budget for the Council and allocating funds among strategies, programs and projects within the limits of statutory authority as set forth in the appropriations act passed by the legislature Approves expenditures of funds within the budget approved by the Council in accordance with federal and state laws Coordinates requests for proposals, proposal review, negotiation of initial and continuation work plan and grant awards and provide technical assistance, support and monitor grant activities Represents the Council and reporting on behalf of the Council to the Governor, Legislature, the public or other organized groups as required Reports in a timely manner all relevant information first to the Chair and subsequently to all Council members, to ensure that they are equally informed on matters that concern the Council Enters into Interagency Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding with other agencies and organizations, exclusive of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Council’s designated agency, to implement the policies and positions of the Council Collaborates with the Council’s designated agency for efficient and effective administrative support pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding Represents the policy positions of the Council and overseeing staff activities to assure consistency with policy positions Recommends to the Council policy positions and programmatic and budgetary activities to implement the Council’s State Plan Coordinates development of the Council’s State Plan, amendments, annual reports and other state or federal planning and reporting activities Establishes policies and procedures to ensure Council staff carries out activities approved by the Council Establishes procedures to ensure Council staff comply with personnel policies as approved by the Council in accordance with work hours, leave policy, and travel reimbursement Acts as Secretary for all Council committees for purposes of certification of minutes upon Council approval Delegates responsibilities to Council staff as appropriate Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to supervise subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff engaged in Council activities. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports. Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to staff and the general public regarding Council rules and policies. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management and public administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of long-range planning. Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions. Ability to communicate effectively and to represent the Council at public and official hearings. Ability to monitor and evaluate agency operations. Ability to prepare and present information to a variety of audiences. Ability to communicate orally and in written format.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, management or a related field; plus five years of progressively more responsible experience in program management or a related field.

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