STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST
Class Code: 7107-26 Date Established: 09-05-95
Occupational Code: 7-7-7 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To develop, implement and evaluate new and existing programs and related policies and procedures for the training, care and rehabilitation of the developmentally disabled within a state institution.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Evaluates the impact of services, coordinates program development and monitors the implementation of remedial plans.
· Reviews, modifies and implements policies and procedures for program operations.
· Analyzes program data and generates reports for use in long-range planning and for evaluating cost effectiveness of programs and services.
· Develops instructional materials in order to train staff and service providers.
· Ensures programs' compliance with state, federal and institution regulations and standards.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Master's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in special education, social work, psychology or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Five years' experience in a public or private facility or agency working with the developmentally disabled or emotionally disturbed. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the principles of providing services to the developmentally disabled or emotionally disturbed. Knowledge of current trends in the field of developmental disabilities. Knowledge of writing techniques. Ability to meet with and elicit technical advice from state agency officials and specialists in related fields. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to write policies, manuals, bulletins and informational releases objectively, concisely and logically. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 01/04/02