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(a) The Department shall be headed by a Director who shall report to the Mayor. The Mayor shall appoint the Director with the advice and consent of the Council
pursuant to § 1-523.01(a).
(b) The Director shall:
(1) Hold at least a master's degree or its equivalent in human services, clinical
services, human service management, public administration, social work, or a related
(2) Have relevant work experience; and
(A) Demonstrated knowledge of current best-practice policies, programs, services,
and supports for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities;
(B) Familiarity with local and federal funding streams supporting services to people
with intellectual or developmental disabilities; and
(C) Experience managing human service programs.
(c) The Director shall serve as the administrative chief of the Department, and may
organize personnel, re-delegate authority, develop programs, and take any other action,
including issuing grants and stipends, consistent with appropriations, as warranted
to accomplish the purpose and mission of the Department or to satisfy the requirements
of applicable court orders.
(d) The Mayor shall delegate to the Director all personnel authority, including full
authority to hire, retain, and terminate personnel, and the Director shall exercise
that personnel authority independent of the Office of Personnel and consistent with
applicable court orders.
(e) The Mayor shall delegate to the Director all procurement authority, including
contracting and contracting oversight, and the Director shall exercise that procurement
authority independent of the Office of Contracting and Procurement and consistent
with applicable court orders.
(f) The Mayor shall fix the compensation of the Director pursuant to subchapter X-A
of Chapter 6 of Title 1.
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