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Division Director, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Company: Multnomah County
Location: Portland, OR
Division Director, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Job #:                          9602-09
Opening Date:             05/31/18

Closing Date/Time:     06/21/18 11:59 PM
Salary:                         $43.01 - $64.52 Hourly
                                    $7,484.08 - $11,226.22 Monthly
                                    $89,808.96 - $134,714.64 Annually

Job Type:                    Full-Time Regular

Location:                     Downtown Portland

Department:               Department of County Human Services

Are you excited about helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience personal growth and development, enjoy meaningful relationships, safely live, and fully participate in communities and activities they choose? Are you a dedicated professional ready to step up and lead in a complex and diverse organization? Then Multnomah County Department of County Human Services wants you to apply for our open Division Director position in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services!

The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill future regular, limited duration, full or part-time or temporary positions.

As the Division Director, you will lead Multnomah County's efforts to provide individually focused care coordination and planning to children and adults impacted by intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Your goal will be to increase overall quality of life, promote independence, and integration by providing resources and service in the family home and community for the individuals we serve. You will develop and manage an overall budget of almost $25 million.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Promoting and fostering a diverse workforce while providing leadership to the Division management and staff
  • Modeling the Division's values while overseeing the design, implementation, and evaluation of efficient and sustainable Medicaid-funded services and programs
  • Monitoring staff performance to ensure that program criteria, performance standards, and timelines are met
  • Serving as a liaison and collaborative partner with state, county, for-profit, non-profit and advocacy agencies
  • Strategic planning and budget development

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public sector management
  • Advanced knowledge of services and resources for persons impacted by intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant State and Federal statutes, State Administrative Rules (OARs), the State of Oregon Medicaid Waiver, and other binding policies and procedures
  • Ability to solve problems that are unusual, conflicting and/or highly complex
  • Ability to collaborate, build relationships and lead teams to achieve positive work outcomes
  • Ability to build effective partnerships with internal and external colleagues
  • Ability to embrace change, to tolerate ambiguity and turbulence, to maintain confidentiality, and to model these competencies for others

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, equity is at the core of what we do. We don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, human services or a related field; or, an equivalent combination of education and practical experience; Master's degree is preferred but NOT required
  • Six (6) years of relevant experience in increasingly responsible professional leadership or technical program experience with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, including at least three (3) years of leadership experience in a complex and diverse organization providing human services delivery
  • Must have a valid driver license
  • Must pass a criminal background check

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.


The Application Packet:

  1. A completed short form online application.
  2. A resume. Please attach your resume as a separate document.
  3. A cover letter. Please attach your cover letter as a separate document. Your cover letter should provide answers to these four questions:
  • Please describe the benefits and challenges that you see in the Oregon Intellectual and Developmental Disability Service system. What would you keep? What would you change? If you do not current play a role in it, what steps have you taken to learn about it?
  • Please describe your experience managing and working in a union environment.
  • Please describe the size of the annual budget you have been responsible for. What was your role? Describe your understanding of Medicaid funding, Community Developmental Disability Program (CDDP) budget model and Targeted Case Management (TCM) and how they impact the budget.
  • Please describe the importance of equity and empowerment in the work environment. How would you go about implementing an equity and empowerment lens to the work of the programs you manage?

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

1. Initial review of minimum qualifications

2. Cover letter and resume review

3. Phone screen or oral exam

4. Consideration of top candidates

5. Background, reference and education checks

Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans' preference for this recruitment. Review our veterans' preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply. The recruiter as listed on the job announcement must receive all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.


Type of Position: This executive, non-classified management position is not eligible for overtime pay. Executive employees serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


Mark Kille, Recruiter
Department of County Human Services
421 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97204

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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