Announcement Number: 206318717
3146 Goni Road, Building D-132 ● Carson City, Nevada 89706
775-687-4210 ● Fax 775-687-0574 ● adsd.nv.gov
Nevada Commission for Persons who are Deaf
and Hard of Hearing
Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is accepting resumes for an Executive Director position of the Nevada
Commission for Persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This position may be in Carson City or Las Vegas depending
on the most qualified applicant and the needs of the agency. This position is in the unclassified service. The incumbent
will serve at the pleasure of the Administrator of the Division.
The primary responsibility of the Executive Director for the Commission is to develop and supervise achievements of
Commission goals including monitoring and reporting on the State Plan for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. This
position has the responsibility for continual contact with public and private organizations, State offices, and legislators
involving discussion, explanation and interpretation of policies, rules and regulations of state and federal programs
affecting citizens who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired. The Executive Director represents the Commission,
its programs and policies publicly, requiring public speaking, interpreting of laws and policies, and handling of difficult
circumstances involving the Commission and services for the deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired. This includes
research and analysis, technical assistance on planning and organizational activities to carry out the state plan and
The position is also responsible to assist in the preparation of the Commissions budget and recommendations to the
Commission and ADSD. Oversees compliance with state administrative and procurement requirements for
grants/contracts for Commission approved projects. Reviews and approves expenditure reports to ensure compliance
with any laws or regulations.
The position facilitates arrangements for Commission meetings to include preparation of agendas, distribution of all
meeting materials, scheduling and arrangement of accessible meeting rooms, transportation and accommodations for
Commission members and the public, and preparation of public notices and meeting minutes. This includes assistance
to Commission Chairperson as necessary for conducting Commission business in an orderly and effective manner,
develop and implement procedures for Commission operations, and staffing of commission meetings.
The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-
workers, and promotes a positive work environment. The mission of ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the
planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow
all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful
and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible. The responsibility of ADSD is to ensure the provision of effective
supports and services to meet the needs of individuals and families.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration,
government affairs, business administration, or related field and one year of professional experience in program
development and evaluation which required the application of regulations, laws, policies and procedures in making
determinations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Individual who has experience working with people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech
impaired; proficient in American Sign Language.
SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE: General knowledge of: state government policies and processes, familiarity with open
meeting laws, and deaf culture. Ability to: evaluate program effectiveness and recommend innovative and
improved procedures and practices to enhance program services; coordinate program activities with professionals
from a variety of disciplines; interpret regulations and laws; make independent decisions that impact the quality of
services provided; identify policy issues which require management resolution; conduct needs assessments and
interpret results including development of strategic plans; develop statistical and analytical reports; interpret case
and program budgets and financial statements; plan and conduct meetings; research, develop and manage grant
proposals and projects.
SALARY AND Benefits: As a full-time position compensation is approximately $71,756 annually. Excellent benefits
package including health, dental and vision insurance, Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Plan, paid vacation,
11 paid holidays, and no state, county, city or social security tax. Other employee benefits such as life and disability
insurance, and deferred compensation plans are available.
For further information or to apply, please submit your resume or Curriculum Vitae with a letter of interest and three (3)
professional references to: Lori Gaston
ADSD Human Resource Analyst
3320 W. Sahara Ave., Suite #100
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Applications will be accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied.
In the Subject line, please reference: D/HH Commission Executive Director
Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied
Carson City, Nevada