Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $55,209.00 gross per year


Characteristics of Work
This is senior-level administrative work in which the incumbent has statewide oversight of a federal or state funded program located in one or more of the fifteen community mental health regions around the state. The work involves formulating, regulating, and evaluating the performance of the program through local directors and their subordinate personnel. Incumbent exercises final authority in establishing objectives, standards, and control measures for programs which are broad in scope and major in impact. Incumbent also determines policy in own area of expertise and provides input into other phases of bureau and agency operations. Internal and external contacts are made to provide and exchange information, coordinate activities, and provide assistance and guidance. Work is subject to infrequent review through conferences and reports to the Bureau Director and/or Executive Director to whom the incumbent reports.

Examples of Work
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Serves as liaison between administrative superior and the programs he/she is overseeing.

Ensures coordination of activities with other divisions/bureaus within the agency.

Provides administrative leadership to certain phases of statewide programs.

Maintains effective public relations with other state agencies and the public, including interpretation and advocacy of agency policy.

Facilitates the preparation and timely submission of status reports on grantors to state and federal staff.

Conducts meetings and workshops with state wide program to provide assistance in program development.

Ensures compliance reports on programs and funding are accurate and timely.

Meets with state and federal officials in negotiating changes and in assisting with compliance reviews.

Provides technical assistance to lower-level staff in their negotiations with subgrantees.

Provides technical guidance and advice to departmental administrators, community service agencies, and others to assist them in making decisions and resolving issues relevant to program area.

Creates objectives and strategies to promote efficiency, develop partnerships, and improve service delivery.

Directs or assists in fiscal accounting and budgeting activities.

Evaluates and analyzes programmatic performance of special services programs through site monitoring.

Writes narrative reports to document research findings, recommendations, plans of action, or other program-related information.

Communicates on a regular basis with local, state, and federal partners.

Serves on planning committees to determine if services provided are needed, need modifications, or are already being provided by a different organization.

Provides training on goals, objectives, and outcomes.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.



A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;



Eight (8) years of special experience defined below, two (2) years of which must have been in line or functional administrative supervision or oversight of statewide programs;



A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;



Nine (9) years of special experience defined below, two (2) years of which must have been in line or functional administrative supervision or oversight of statewide programs.

Special Experience:

Employment must have been in an administrative/professional capacity in an area of work related to the functional responsibility of the bureau in which the position exists. In those bureaus where registered specialists provide the primary source of functional and technical knowledge for planning and accomplishing the mission of the bureau, the incumbent may also be required to be registered and experienced in that profession. Work experience must have included supervising and coordinating a variety of functions.

Essential Functions
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ensures persons with mental illnesses (MI) and intellectual/developmental
disabilities (IDD) receive quality services in a safe environment.

Exercises necessary authority in administering and overseeing statewide programs that may be licensed, certified, and/or funded through the Department of Mental Health.

Interprets, formulates, recommends and/or implements policies, rules, and regulations relevant to program area, as necessary.

Plans, directs, and/or coordinates activities through staff and their subordinate personnel.

  • accounting
  • education
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  • public relations