The examination scope consists of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
1- Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, and budgetary preparation and control.
2- Knowledge of methods of clinical treatment of mentally disabled clients.
3- Knowledge of mental health planning and procedures.
4- Knowledge of social aspects of mental and emotional disturbances and mental deficiency.
5- Knowledge of current trends in mental health, public health, public welfare, and governmental budgeting.
6- Knowledge of techniques, trends, and problems in the operation of public and private mental health institutions.
7- Knowledge of programs and trends in community or forensic mental health services in California.
8- Knowledge of laws and regulations governing community or forensic mental health programs partially or totally funded by the State or Federal Government.
9- Knowledge of principles and practices of organization and fiscal management.
10- Knowledge of treatment programs.
11- Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to Federal and State funding programs and State hospital and community treatment program organization.
12- Knowledge of aspects of clinical services.
13- Knowledge of principles of public personnel administration and supervision.
14- Knowledge of principles, practices, programs, problems, and trends in mental health administration.
15- Knowledge of policies, standards, and functions of the California State Department of Mental Health.
16- Knowledge of organization and administration of mental hospitals.
17- Knowledge of principles of community organization and functions of public and private agencies concerned with mental health.
18- Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, fiscal management, personnel administration, and supervision.
19- Knowledge of provisions of the law pertaining to the Federal Grant-In-Aid Program, State aid, community and/or forensic mental health services, and operation of private institutions for the mentally disabled or judicially committed.
20- Knowledge of the organization and function of the California Mental Health Directors Association and the California Mental Health Planning Council.
21- Knowledge of a supervisor's/manager's responsibility for promoting equal employment opportunity in hiring, employee development, and promotion.
22- Knowledge of requirements for ensuring nondiscrimination in service delivery.
23- Ability to work with community or forensic mental health administrators to improve mental health services.
24- Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
25- Ability to develop cooperative working relationships with community or forensic mental health administrators and health professionals.
26- Ability to interpret mental health-related laws and their application to program situations.
27- Ability to work effectively with clients.
28- Ability to communicate effectively.
29- Ability to work independently in identifying mental health program deficits and needs.
30- Ability to developing recommendations for improvement of service delivery systems.
31- Ability to develop program policies, standards, and procedures.
32- Ability to supervise and administer subordinate staff.
33- Ability to take a leadership role in formulation and management of a group of centralized mental health programs.
34- Ability to supervise a multidisciplinary team of professionals and paraprofessional and effectively promote equal opportunity in hiring.
35- Ability to maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
36- Ability to ensure nondiscrimination in service delivery