Occ. Code 5287800




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




Regional Director Certification Activities plan, direct, and evaluate certification programs for all facilities and/or programs administered, certified, or funded by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Positions also develop and revise agency policies and procedures as they relate to certification activities.


These positions are classified only in OPWDDs Division of Quality Improvement, Bureau of Program Certification.




          Regional Director Certification Activities: managerial level; plans, directs, and evaluates OPWDD certification programs in an assigned geographic region.




Standards Compliance Analysts (Developmental Disabilities) perform inspection, survey, and certification activities for facilities and/or programs administered, certified, and/or funded by OPWDD. Positions also assist applicants in interpreting certification requirements; issue Statements of Deficiency; and evaluate Plans of Corrective Action.




·       Develops and maintains a comprehensive certification program for facilities and programs administered, certified, or funded by OPWDD.

·       Analyzes state and federal laws, rules, and regulations as they relate to the survey and certification process, and directs the development and revision of applicable operations, policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance.

·       Oversees the development, review, and maintenance of survey instruments, certification criteria, and other certification materials to ensure a consistent certification process.

·       Recommends appropriate disciplinary action to the Deputy Commissioner for Quality Improvement regarding operating certificates, including revocation actions.


·       Maintains continuous communication with voluntary providers to keep them informed about compliance responsibilities, regulatory changes, policy and procedure changes, and to ensure the provision of adequate provider training as it relates to certification.

·       Maintains appropriate communication with federal, state, and local governmental agencies.

·       Develops systems to monitor and evaluate certification activities to ensure effective management and operation of certification programs.

·       Participates in administrative hearings and other legal proceedings, and provides expert testimony related to denial, revocation, suspension, or limitation of operating certificates.

·       Represents the Deputy Commissioner for Quality Improvement at meetings and conferences related to certification activities.

·       Monitors and evaluates the performance of regional certification staff, identifies additional training needs, and develops and delivers training as required.

·       Supervises Standards Compliance Analysts (Developmental Disabilities) and other staff performing certification activities.




Promotion: one year as a Standards Compliance Analyst 4 (Developmental Disabilities; or two years as a Standards Compliance Analyst 3 (Developmental Disabilities).


Open Competitive: bachelors degree and eight years of professional experience in a large quality improvement program that directs the inspection, review, and compliance of Intellectual Disability/Developmental Disability facilities. Three years of the experience must have been at a managerial level, and one year must have been at a policy making level.


Date:  2/17


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.