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Oklahoma Commission on Children & Youth

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103
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State Agency, The Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, is seeking a new director.  For more information, please visit www.ok.gov/occy.


The person appointed as Director shall have completed curriculum requirements for a law degree or a master’s degree in business or public administration, social work, corrections, guidance and counseling, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, or shall have the requirements for a masters’ degree in a closely related field, or shall meet the minimum requirements listed in this section. The applicant for Director shall have a least four (4) years professional level experience in an agency or institution which provides services for children, or have at least four (4) years professional level experience in closely related work. Two (2) of the four (4) years must be in a supervisory and/or administrative capacity; or two (2) additional years of professional level experience may be substituted for the required master degree provided the bachelor’s degree is in one of the above listed areas. In addition, the Director shall have considerable knowledge and skill in planning and coordination of services for children and youth; in establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with others; in presenting comments and opinions clearly and logically both orally and in writing; in maintaining a high degree of objectivity; and shall understand the operation of administrative agencies. It is recommended that the Director have a thorough knowledge of the juvenile process and its components in Oklahoma. It is further recommended that the Director be aware of any national developments and concerns regarding the juvenile justice system. The Director should have experience in budget and appropriation responsibilities and be knowledgeable regarding standards and guidelines affecting the operation of facilities and institutions in Oklahoma. The Director should possess the ability to work well with many and divergent interest groups to affect change where indicated in the juvenile system and to assure a climate for progressive planning, coordinating, developing and implementing services for children and families.

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