Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 3

Grade 27

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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 3, you would:

May perform the duties and functions of Developmental Disabilities Policy Development Specialist 2.

Supervise staff performing policy and standards analysis work.

Provide training to OPWDD staff regarding policy initiatives, policy, and standards changes impacting OPWDD operations.

Prepare written analyses of legislation, federal rule changes, and their impact on OPWDD operations, and recommends changes to OPWDD policies and standards to ensure compliance.

Review and comment on policy papers and memoranda created by lower-level staff for use in briefings of executive-level staff.

Develop new policies, standards, and initiatives based on review of changing federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.

Provide technical assistance and advice to OPWDD staff, provider agencies, the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, and other groups involved in policies and standards development and implementation.

Draft policy guidance documents for review to aid statewide implementation of new OPWDD policies and standards.

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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:

1. a bachelor's degree;


2. five years of professional administrative experience in the field of developmental disabilities; three of the five years must have included responsibility for policy development and analysis, and/or standards development; and two years of experience must have been at a supervisory level.

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How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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