Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 4 - Grade 63

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This title exists in OPWDD People W Dev Disab, Office for and has approximately 5 positions.

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Salary Information for Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 2
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 3 27 $103,784 $127,830
Developmental Disabilities Policy Dev Specialist 4 63 $111,925 $141,439

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Job Duties

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

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