Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Deputy Intellectual Disabilities Administrator 2 (Local Government) in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Deputy Intellectual Disabilities Administrator 2 (Local Government)

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Deputy Intellectual Disabilities Administrator 2 (Local Government)

Salary

$59,269.00 Annually

Location

Luzerne County, PA

Job Type

Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

Department

Local Government

Job Number

CS-20180691-L0215

Closing

9/28/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code

L0212

Worksite Address

111 North Pennsylvania Avenue

City

Wilkes Barre

Zip Code

18702

Contact Name

Ellen Meehan

Contact Phone

272-808-2834

Contact Email

ellen.meehan@luzernecounty.org

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

THE POSITION

This position will be responsible for planning, analyzing, coordination and implementation of developmental services. The incumbent will be responsible for directing a large County Intellectual Disability and Development Services Program.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS, AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.

  • Full-time employment (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM with 30 minute lunch period)

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Duties involve establishing service standards, developing the program budget, programs, sub-contracting procedures, and developing policies and procedures to implement laws and regulations. Supervision is exercised over professional, sub-professional, and clerical staff.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

Qualifications:

  • Must meetPA residency requirement

  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements -One year as a County Mental Retardation Program Director; OR five years of professional level experience in the field of mental retardation including three years of administrative, supervisory, or managerial work; and a bachelor's degree; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training.

  • Hiring preference for this vacancy will be given to candidates who live within Luzerne County. If no eligible candidates who live within Luzerne County apply for this position, candidates who reside in other counties may be considered.

  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

Veterans:Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, visit the Commission's website, Job Seekers page, forVeterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us atra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Score valid for this specific posting only

  • Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions

  • Provide complete and accurate information or:

  • score may be lower than deserved

  • application processing may be delayed

  • disqualification may result

  • Based on your answers to the application supplemental questions regarding education, you may be instructed to attach a copy of your college transcripts to your application.

  • May only testonceunder this announcement

  • Email notice of test results provided

Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:

Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058

Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone (215) 560-2253

Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone (412) 565-7666

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

Internet: http://www.scsc.pa.gov/

Benefit packages are determined by the county and may vary. Please contact the applicable county human resource office directly to inquire about a specific benefit package.

01

How many years of professional level experience in the field of intellectual disabilities do you possess?

  • 5+ years

  • 3 years to less than 5 years

  • 1 year to less than 3 years

  • Less than 1 year

  • None

02

How many years of administrative, managerial, or supervisory intellectual disabilities experience do you possess?

  • 3+ years

  • 1 year to less than 3 years

  • None

03

What level of college education do you possess? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Upload transcripts using the "Attachments" tab on the left.

  • Master's Degree (or higher)

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Some graduate coursework

  • None of the above

04

If you selected the Master's Degree option in the previous question, please indicate your major below:

  • Behavioral Sciences

  • Social Sciences

  • Habilitative Sciences

  • Community Planning or Organization

  • Other or N/A

05

You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Do not attach your resume in lieu of completing the application and answering the supplemental questions.

All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.

Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training. In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.

If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.

  • Yes

06

WORK BEHAVIOR 1 – PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Conducts needs assessments and develops program objectives, plans, policies, and procedures by conceptualizing service delivery methods, planning the timeline for program start-up, determining program organizational structures and ensuring overall program effectiveness and compliance with federal and state laws, state and county guidelines and regulations, and county contractual agreements.

Levels of Performance

Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience as a lead CONDUCTING NEEDS ASSESSMENTS or DEVELOPING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES, PLANS, AND PROCEDURES by conceptualizing service delivery methods, planning the timeline for program start-up, determining program organizational structures and ensuring overall program effectiveness and compliance with federal and state laws, state and county guidelines and regulations, and county contractual agreements.

  • B. I have experience as a member of a team COMPILING AND ANALYZING PROGRAM DATA FOR NEEDS ASSESSMENTS, REVIEWING EXISTING OR PREVIOUS PROGRAM DATA, interpreting regulations to ensure program compliance, analyzing the impact on business functions and program recipients.

  • C. I have experience PROVIDING DATA FOR PROGRAM PLANS, DEVELOPING DATA COLLECTION METHODS, and testing proposed ideas as a supporting member of a team working to develop new programs and initiatives.

  • D. I have no experience or training related to the work behavior above.

07

If you are claiming education or experience that applies to this work behavior, you must provide the name of the employer(s) or the institution(s) indicated on your application where you gained this experience and details related to your experience in program development. If you indicated you have no work experience/education related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

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WORK BEHAVIOR 2 – PROGRAM EVALUATION

Reviews, analyzes, and monitors the effectiveness of programs in meeting goals and objectives by reviewing documentation such as strategic plans, service utilization and development reports, and financial reports; compiling findings to assess whether programs operate cost effectively, explore programmatic or fiscal effects and implications of policy decision or proposed policy changes, and assure adherence to all applicable requirements and standards; recommending action necessary to resolve concerns; and responding to inquiries from staff regarding effectiveness of the program under review.

Levels of Performance

Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience REVIEWING, ANALYZING, AND MONITORING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROGRAMS, in meeting goals and objectives by reviewing documentation such as strategic plans, service utilization and development reports, and financial reports; AND compiling findings to assess whether programs operate cost effectively, exploring programmatic or fiscal effects and implications of policy decision or proposed policy changes, and assuring adherence to all applicable requirements and standards; AND recommending action necessary to resolve concerns; AND responding to inquiries from staff regarding effectiveness of the program under review.

  • B. I have experience REVIEWING, ANALYZING, OR MONITORING SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF PROGRAMS in meeting goals and objectives by reviewing documentation; AND compiling findings to assess whether specific aspects of programs operate cost effectively, exploring programmatic or fiscal effects and implications of policy decision or proposed policy changes, and assuring adherence to all applicable requirements and standards; AND responding to inquiries from staff regarding effectiveness of the program under review.

  • C. I have experience COMPILING DOCUMENTS AND FINDINGS NECESSARY TO ASSESS PROGRAMS as a SUPPORTING MEMBER OF A TEAM and responding to inquiries from staff regarding effectiveness of programs.

  • D. I have no experience or training related to the work behavior above.

09

If you are claiming education or experience that applies to this work behavior, you must provide the name of the employer(s) or the institution(s) indicated on your application where you gained this experience and details related to your experience in program evaluation. If you indicated you have no work experience/education related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

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WORK BEHAVIOR 3 – CONTRACTED SERVICE AGREEMENTS

Monitors service agreement contracts to ensure county agency and third party service providers adhere to state and county regulations, policies, and procedures and contractual obligations; reviews pertinent documentation, evaluates data, compiles findings, and recommends actions for potential contracted service agreements; clarifies contract specifications; and resolves problems and inconsistencies with services provided within the service agreements.

Levels of Performance

Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience MONITORING SERVICE AGREEMENT CONTRACTS to ensure county agency and third party service providers adhere to state and county regulations, policies, and procedures and contractual obligations; AND reviewing pertinent documentation, evaluating data, compiling findings, and recommending actions for potential contracted service agreements; AND clarifying contract specifications; AND resolving problems and inconsistencies with services provided within the service agreements.

  • B. I have experience REVIEWING PERTINENT DOCUMENTATION, evaluating data, compiling findings, and recommending actions for potential contracted service agreements; AND clarifying contract specifications; AND resolving problems and inconsistencies with services provided within the service agreements.

  • C. I have experience GATHERING DATA ON RELATED SERVICE AGREEMENTS, obtaining information from prospective service providers, and identifying potential problems and inconsistencies with services provided from a service provider.

  • D. I have no experience or training related to the work behavior above.

11

If you are claiming education or experience that applies to this work behavior, you must provide the name of the employer(s) or the institution(s) indicated on your application where you gained this experience and details related to your experience in contracted service agreements. If you indicated you have no work experience/education related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

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WORK BEHAVIOR 4 – TRAINING/COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Identifies areas for skill development needed by agency staff and contract service providers and provides training and technical assistance based on identified needs by developing and coordinating training classes and programs, providing classroom training, and conducting post-training assessments; meets with federal, state, and county agencies, community organizations, and contract service providers to explain county programs, objectives, and policies and to identify impact resulting from changes in laws and regulations; coordinate services utilized by multiple agencies; serves as a liaison to the public to build and maintain relationships and communicate changes by organizing and conducting meetings to promote program initiatives and preparing presentations on services and programs available in designated areas.

Levels of Performance

Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience DEVELOPING AND COORDINATING training classes and programs for agency staff and contract service providers by providing classroom training, and conducting post-training assessments; AND meeting with federal, state, and county agencies, community organizations, and contract service providers to explain county programs, objectives, and policies and to identify impact resulting from changes in laws and regulations; AND coordinating services utilized by multiple agencies; AND serving as a liaison to the public to build and maintain relationships and communicate changes by organizing and conducting meetings to promote program initiatives and preparing presentations on services and programs available in designated areas.

  • B. I have experience as a trainer or professional PROVIDING TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO AGENCY STAFF based on identified needs by providing classroom training, and conducting post-training assessments; AND meeting with federal, state, and county agencies, community organizations, and contract service providers to explain county programs, objectives, and policies; AND serving as a liaison to the public to build and maintain relationships; AND conducting meetings to promote program initiatives and preparing presentations on services and programs available in designated areas.

  • C. I have experience CONDUCTING POST-TRAINING ASSESSMENTS by gathering data from post-training skill assessment surveys and assisting team members in conducting meetings to promote program initiatives and preparing presentations on services and programs available in designated areas.

  • D. I have no experience or training related to the work behavior above.

13

If you are claiming education or experience that applies to this work behavior, you must provide the name of the employer(s) or the institution(s) indicated on your application where you gained this experience and details related to your experience in training/community education. If you indicated you have no work experience/education related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

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WORK BEHAVIOR 5 – SUPERVISION

Supervises professional, paraprofessional, and clerical staff by performing the full range of supervisory functions including assigning work, monitoring and reviewing work, identifying training needs, providing training, preparing employee performance evaluations, approving leave, taking disciplinary actions, and resolving complaints and grievances; meeting regularly with staff to review work assignments and providing guidance on work assignments; participating in the performance of subordinates' work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Levels of Performance

Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience SUPERVISING professional, paraprofessional, and clerical staff by performing the full range of supervisory functions including assigning work, monitoring and reviewing work, identifying training needs, providing training, preparing employee performance evaluations, approving leave, taking disciplinary actions, and resolving complaints and grievances; AND meeting regularly with staff to review work assignments and providing guidance on work assignments; AND participating in the performance of subordinates' work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

  • B. I have experience as a LEAD WORKER for professional, paraprofessional, and clerical staff by assigning work and identifying appropriate training as needed; AND meeting regularly with staff to review work assignments; AND participating in the performance of the work team as needed.

  • C. I have experience AS A MEMBER OF A WORK TEAM interpreting assignment instructions or procedures AND assisting with training.

  • D. I have no experience or training related to the work behavior above.

15

If you are claiming education or experience that applies to this work behavior, you must provide the name of the employer(s) or the institution(s) indicated on your application where you gained this experience and details related to your experience in supervision. If you indicated you have no work experience/education related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

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WORK BEHAVIOR 6 – ANNUAL BUDGETS AND ANNUAL PLANS

Prepares and monitors the annual budget and plan to ensure fiscal accuracy and responsibility by researching and analyzing data necessary for annual budgets and plans, compiling supporting documentation for budget requests, approving fund allocations, allocating money for services, and ensuring expenditure requests meet program goals and objectives; determining the program and fiscal impact of fiscal constraints; making adjustments to the budget as necessary as a result of fiscal constraints; researching and providing justification for variances when necessary; developing action plans for instances of variance or over budgets; and monitoring deviations from annual plans to ensure adequate resources are available to meet obligations.

Levels of Performance

Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience PREPARING AND MONITORING THE ANNUAL BUDGET AND ANNUAL PLAN by researching and analyzing data necessary for annual budgets and plans, compiling supporting documentation for budget requests, APPROVING FUND ALLOCATIONS, allocating money for services, and ensuring expenditure requests meet program goals and objectives; AND determining the program and fiscal impact of fiscal constraints; and making adjustments to the budget as necessary as a result of fiscal constraints; AND researching and providing justification for variances when necessary; AND developing action plans for instances of variance or over budgets; AND monitoring deviations from annual plans to ensure adequate resources are available to meet obligations.

  • B. I have experience PREPARING AND MONITORING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OR ANNUAL PLAN by researching and analyzing data necessary for annual budgets and plans, compiling supporting documentation for budget requests, allocating money for services, and ensuring expenditure requests meet program goals and objectives; AND determining the program and fiscal impact of fiscal constraints; AND researching and providing justification for variances when necessary; AND monitoring deviations from annual plans to ensure adequate resources are available to meet obligations.

  • C. I have experience MONITORING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OR ANNUAL PLAN by researching and analyzing data necessary for annual budgets and plans, compiling supporting documentation for budget requests, AND determining the program and fiscal impact of fiscal constraints; AND monitoring deviations from annual plans to ensure adequate resources are available to meet obligations.

  • D. I have no experience or training related to the work behavior above.

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If you are claiming education or experience that applies to this work behavior, you must provide the name of the employer(s) or the institution(s) indicated on your application where you gained this experience and details related to your experience in annual budgets and annual plans. If you indicated you have no work experience/education related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

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WORK BEHAVIOR 7 – PROGRAM TRACKING SYSTEMS

Directs the development and implementation of tracking systems to ensure the prompt provision of quality effective services by overseeing the development and implementation of quality initiative projects and performance measurements for both efficiency and effectiveness; overseeing investigations in response to incident reports and deficiencies uncovered by internal quality reports; instituting corrective action plans and corresponding systemic and procedural changes; developing data collections methods and tools, and record keeping systems for use in gathering program information; and collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.

Levels of Performance

Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience DIRECTING THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TRACKING SYSTEMS by overseeing the development and implementation of quality initiative projects and performance measurements for both efficiency and effectiveness; AND overseeing investigations in response to incident reports and deficiencies uncovered by internal quality reports; AND instituting corrective action plans and corresponding systemic and procedural changes; AND developing data collections methods and tools, and record keeping systems for use in gathering program information; AND collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.

  • B. I have experience ASSISTING with investigations in response to incident reports and deficiencies uncovered by internal quality reports; AND developing data collections methods and tools, and record keeping systems for use in gathering program information; AND collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.

  • C. I have experience ASSISTING with the collection and organization of data needed for internal investigations and utilizing collection methods and processes developed by others.

  • D. I have no experience or training related to the work behavior above.

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If you are claiming education or experience that applies to this work behavior, you must provide the name of the employer(s) or the institution(s) indicated on your application where you gained this experience and details related to your experience in program tracking systems. If you indicated you have no work experience/education related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

Required Question

Agency

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website

http://www.employment.pa.gov