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Developmental Disabilities Services Division Director

Company: State of Vermont
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Developmental Disabilities Services Division Director Department: Disabilities Aging & Independent Living Location: Waterbury, VT, US Position Type: Permanent Schedule Type: Full Time Hourly Rate: $37.18 Overview The Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living has an opportunity for a new Division Director to lead Vermont's Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD). This position requires someone with strong leadership skills as well as the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively, and applicants should be driven by a passion to make Vermont the best state in which to age or to live with a disability - with dignity, respect, and independence. Vermont has long been a national leader in home and community-based services (HCBS) for people with developmental disabilities. The DDSD Director will drive our continued innovation for Vermont's HCBS system. A $230 million budget makes this one of Vermont's largest human service programs. It is an ideal opportunity to lead Vermont's developmental services state team, to help our designated and specialized services agencies sustain a high level of service, and keep Vermont's values strong. We seek a person with proven leadership in human services and/or health care program management. Who May Apply This position, Developmental Disabilities Services Division Director (Job Requisition #21007), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact--megan.tierney-ward@vermont.gov .
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting. AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights. Please Note: This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice. Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements. Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Meetings with community organizations will require significant travel, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some pressure from deadlines may be anticipated. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree or other advanced degree in human services or a related field AND two (2) years or more of professional level experience in developmental disabilities services AND two (2) years or more in program administration or supervision of staff. OR Bachelor's degree in human services or a related field AND four (4) years or more of professional level experience in developmental disabilities services AND two (2) years or more in program administration or supervision of staff. Total Compensation As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness ProgramWant the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website. The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State's employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Keywords: State of Vermont, Waterbury , Developmental Disabilities Services Division Director, Executive , Waterbury, Connecticut

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