An incumbent in this class is responsible for overseeing the business operations of sheltered workshops for developmentally disabled clients.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent in this class reports to an administrative superior and is responsible for overseeing the business operations of sheltered workshops for developmentally disabled clients. Work involves marketing the services of the workshops and conducting negotiations with businesses to procure contract work to be performed by disabled clients. Work includes purchasing equipment and materials, approving expenditures and monitoring expenses, and ensuring products produced by the workshop are of the highest quality.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Procures contract work for workshops by marketing the services of the workshops and conducting negotiations with businesses.
Oversees fiscal and financial matters relating to workshop operations including material and equipment purchases and repair, client wages, and contract billing.
Assesses cost of production and determines product pricing; sets production standards, and assures quality work and deadlines are maintained on all contracts.
Prepares and maintains periodic reports for administration and statistical reports related to workshop operations, and prepares and maintains records of client earnings and tax statements to meet federal regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of business administration and management principles and practices as they relate to the operation of sheltered workshop programs.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of recordkeeping and report preparation.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of conducting time and cost analysis.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations as they relate to workshop operations.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and department policies, procedures, and guidelines regarding employment of the disabled.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the business community.
Ability to conduct contract negotiations.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.