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Assistant Chief, Central Program Services (8383)

Assistant Chief, Central Program Services

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: KJ94
  • Class Code: 8383
  • Established: 07/25/1973
  • Revised: 08/16/1983
  • Title Changed: --


Under the direction of the Chief, Central Program Services, in a State hospital for the mentally or developmentally disabled, to assist with the administration of a group of centralized program services; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

The Assistant Chief, Central Program Services, participates in the planning, development, and implementation of major components of centralized services; assists in evaluating centralized services to patients; develops appropriate staffing patterns; serves as a resource on equipment, techniques, and current practices in the field; develops training and development plans for staff members; establishes service priorities; assists in developing and providing liaison with appropriate community agencies; assists in developing and participating in related research projects; interviews and recommends selection and allocation of staff and volunteers; interprets services to hospital staff and the community; and acts for the Chief, Central Program Services, in his/her absence when so required.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of clinical nursing experience in the Department of Mental Health or the Department of Developmental Services performing the duties of a class comparable in level of responsibility to those of a Senior Psychiatric Technician II, Registered Nurse III, or Surgical Nurse II.



Two years of clinical experience as a Psychiatric Social Worker, Psychologist, Public Health Nurse II, 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 practices of personnel management and effective supervision; and California laws and rules pertaining to mental hospital administration and patient education; 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: Assist with the formulation and management of a group centralized program service within a State hospital; communicate effectively; supervise multidisciplinary teams of professionals and paraprofessionals; analyze complex problems and take appropriate action; and contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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