5126.22 Classification of employees.

(A) Employees who hold the following positions in a county board of developmental disabilities are management employees:

assistant superintendent

director of business

director of personnel

adult services director

workshop director

habilitation manager

director of residential services

principal (director of children services)

program or service supervisor

plant manager

production manager

service and support administration supervisor

investigative agent

confidential employees as defined in section 4117.01 of the Revised Code

positions designated by the director of developmental disabilities as having managerial or supervisory responsibilities and duties

positions designated by the county board in accordance with division (D) of this section.

(B) Employees who hold the following positions in a board are professional employees:

personnel licensed or certified pursuant to Chapter 3319. of the Revised Code

early intervention specialist

physical development specialist

habilitation specialist

work adjustment specialist

placement specialist

vocational evaluator

psychologist

occupational therapist

speech and language pathologist

recreation specialist

behavior management specialist

physical therapist

supportive home services specialist

licensed practical nurse or registered nurse

rehabilitation counselor

doctor of medicine and surgery or of osteopathic medicine and surgery

dentist

service and support administrator

conditional status service and support administrator

social worker

any position that is not a management position and for which the standards for certification established by the director of developmental disabilities under section 5126.25 of the Revised Code require a bachelor's or higher degree

professional positions designated by the director

professional positions designated by the county board in accordance with division (D) of this section.

(C) Employees who hold positions in a board that are neither management positions nor professional positions are service employees. Service employee positions include:

workshop specialist

workshop specialist assistant

contract procurement specialist

community employment specialist

any assistant to a professional employee certified to provide, or supervise the provision of, adult services or service and support administration

service positions designated by the director

service positions designated by a county board in accordance with division (D) of this section.

(D) A county board may designate a position only if the position does not include directly providing, or supervising employees who directly provide, service or instruction to individuals with mental retardation or developmental disabilities.

(E) If a county board desires to have a position established that is not specifically listed in this section that includes directly providing, or supervising employees who directly provide, services or instruction to individuals with mental retardation or developmental disabilities, the board shall submit to the director a written description of the position and request that the director designate the position as a management, professional, or service position under this section. The director shall consider each request submitted under this division and respond within thirty days. If the director approves the request, the director shall designate the position as a management, professional, or service position.

(F) A county board shall not terminate its employment of any management, professional, or service employee solely because a position is added to or eliminated from those positions listed in this section or because a position is designated or no longer designated by the director or a county board.

Cite as R.C. § 5126.22

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.127, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 06-06-2001