Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 2

Grade 23

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Career Ladder

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  1. Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  2. Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 3

    Grade 27

  3. Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 4

    Grade 63

Summary of Job Description

As a Developmental Disabilities Policy Development Specialist 2, you would identify and analyze policy issues related to people with developmental disabilities, and prepare written recommendations to address those issues; research applicable laws, rules, regulations, and literature, and draft policy papers to assist upper level staff with policy and standards development; review established policies and standards to ensure consistency with OPWDD, State, and federal laws, rules, and regulations; draft memoranda to inform staff of regulatory changes; and establish work committees to address policy-related issues and coordinate information flow between staff performing policy and standards development work.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have a bachelorís degree and three years of professional administrative experience in the field of developmental disabilities, two of the three years must have included responsibility for policy development and analysis, and/or standards development.

Substitution: A masterís or higher degree in Human Services, Public Health, or Public Administration may substitute for one year of professional administrative experience.

Definitions: Policy Development and Analysis is the examination, assessment and development of policy approaches to providing supports and services to people with developmental disabilities. Policy takes the form of legislation, regulation and/or agency policy direction.

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How to Apply

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