Occ. Code 5275900


Regional director oasas, m-5




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





The Regional Director OASAS is responsible for the administration and management of the New York City Regional Office of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).  The incumbent ensures that OASAS certified providers receive consistent oversight in administrative and program operations and ensures that resources under OASAS control are properly managed in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.


This position is non-competitive and is classified exclusively for OASAS New York City Regional Office.




          REGIONAL DIRECTOR OASAS: one position class; manages the overall operations of OASAS New York City Regional Office.




Manages, coordinates, and monitors all activities of OASAS New York City Regional Office.


·       Directs regional office staff in activities related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of OASAS programs, and resolves policy and operational problems raised by OASAS certified providers and State staff to ensure consistency across the region.


·       Establishes and maintains relationships with local governments and certified providers for all Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service areas, including prevention, treatment, and recovery.


·       Provides consultation to local governments regarding AOD program and service development.


·       Determines the fiscal viability of OASAS funded projects for the region, assists providers in developing funding proposals for those projects, and oversees the development and preparation of budgets for county spending plans.


·       Recommends and prioritizes budget changes, and capital and program development activities; provides feedback to Central Office on ramifications of policy and procedural changes related to OASAS operations.


·       Directs needs assessments of regional and local AOD programs and services to determine adequacy of existing systems, and to determine service gaps.


·       Represents OASAS in negotiations with other State service delivery agencies.


Supervises regional office staff.


·       Supervises Addictions Program Specialists 4, and other staff in the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of a variety of AOD service programs.


·       Determines and oversees staff assignments and reassignments; reviews, monitors, and evaluates staff performance.


·       Identifies training needs and arranges for the provision of training.




Non-Competitive: bachelors degree in human services, public administration, or business and eight years of experience in a human services field, three of which must have been at a managerial level.


Date:  8/17


NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent, and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.