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The State Drug Prevention Director is responsible for developing and planning drug and alcohol abuse policy and for coordinating drug and alcohol abuse services

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Typical Functions:

Directs and provides general management of the agency’s prevention section, including identifying goals and objectives for drug task forces in the state. Supervises a medium to large professional staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, training or providing training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Develops major plans, goals and objectives to ensure the compliance of drug programs, as dictated by both state and federal regulations. Monitors the progress of prevention efforts and makes necessary program adjustments and tracks program activities. Coordinates activities with law enforcement agencies, drug treatment providers, and prevention resource centers. Attends legislative meeting, conferences, and hearings; chairs Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council. Secures state and federal resources for program enhancements and growth. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to drug and alcohol prevention and treatment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management, human resources management, and public administration. Ability to analyze data, plan outcomes, and determine solutions. Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, and develop legislation or recommend revisions. Ability to organize and present oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to plan and direct the work of others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in health care administration, public health, or a related field; plus six years of experience in substance abuse treatment and prevention program administration, the judiciary system, law enforcement, or a related field, including two years in a professional managerial capacity.

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