Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 4

Grade 63

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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 4, you would:

May perform the duties and functions of Developmental Disabilities Policy Development Specialist 3.

Supervise multiple subordinate staff involved in policy and standards development, analysis, and review.

Direct statewide policy and standards implementation by setting priorities and deadlines for completion.

Oversee the development of OPWDD policies, standards, and regulatory agenda.

Develop guidelines and frameworks for policy analysis in order to assist executive-level staff with policy and strategic planning activities.

Oversee the editing of policy papers being prepared for executive-level review and publication.

Serve as a liaison with other state executive agencies to develop policies and standards beneficial to all involved groups.

Provide training to OPWDD staff regarding policy and regulatory matters, OPWDDs regulatory agenda, and changes impacting OPWDD operations.  

Ensure compliance of OPWDD policies and standards with the New York State Administrative Procedure Act, legislation, and Executive Orders.

Consult and work with executive staff in the development, implementation, and revision of policies and standards.  

Represent OPWDD at the state and federal level as it relates to policy matters.

Conduct public hearings and presentations to discuss proposed policy and standard changes, and to solicit public feedback.

Review policy guidance documents produced by lower level staff to aid implementation of OPWDD policies and standards.

Provide interpretation of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations to executive-level staff to inform agency-wide policy and standards decisions.

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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. six years of professional administrative experience in the field of developmental disabilities; four of the six years must have included responsibility for policy development and analysis, and/or standards development. In addition, three of the six years must have been at a supervisory level, or one of the six years must have been at a managerial level.

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How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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