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ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Chief, Central Program Services (8381)

ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Chief, Central Program Services

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: KJ92
  • Class Code: 8381
  • Established: 07/25/1973
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction, to plan, organize, and direct the centralized program services of a State hospital for the mentally disabled or developmentally disabled; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Directs the activities of the multidisciplinary Central Program Services staff in formulating and providing services to patients which are not available in regular treatment programs; evaluates and reports noted patient progress to concerned Program Directors; plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates Central Program Services' objectives and results; establishes operational policies and procedures to meet service objectives; formulates and determines service priorities; selects staff and evaluates their performance; determines staffing requirements and assignments; works with hospital administrative personnel, Program Directors, staff assistants, and consultants; participates in service related community activities; arranges, as necessary, for consultation on provision of specific services with authorities outside the hospital; and consults with staff members on administrative and treatment matters.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of the class Assistant Chief, Central Program Services, or Assistant Chief, Central Program Services (Educational).



Four years of clinical nursing experience in the Departments of Developmental Services or Mental Health performing the duties of a class comparable in level of responsibility to those of a Unit Supervisor, Registered Nurse III, or Surgical Nurse II.



Four years of clinical experience as a Psychiatric Social Worker, Psychologist, Public Health Nurse, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Physical Therapist, Pharmacist, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Supervisor of Sheltered Workshop, Podiatrist, Rehabilitation Therapist, or Teacher in a mental health setting.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, and techniques used in planning, evaluating, and administering a complex of centralized treatment services within a State hospital; principles and methods of health care rehabilitation and education as related to the care and treatment of State hospital patients; principles and practices of personnel management and effective supervision; California laws and rules pertaining to mental hospital administration; and hospital organization management and procedures; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Formulate and manage a group of centralized program services assisting clinical treatment programs within a State hospital; work independently in identifying the need for and developing proposed changes in delivery of centralized services to the clinical treatment programs; speak and write effectively; direct related research and evaluation projects; and analyze complex problems and take appropriate action; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 9/12/2017
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