PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for Planning Analysts engaged in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs.
DEPARTMENTS OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: This class may be used as a network planner accountable for programs and plans within a specific geographical region.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT: This class may be used as the primary planner accountable for a large statewide planning effort coordinating work activities of state, regional or municipal agencies and resolving interagency policy issues.
Receives general direction from an employee of higher grade.
Leads Planning Analysts, professional and other staff as assigned.
DEPARTMENTS OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: May lead regional advisory council members and/or other groups in the implementation of plans and/or programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans workflow and determines priorities; assigns and reviews work; establishes and maintains planning procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units and/or local/regional providers, councils and other organizations, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; performs a full range of tasks in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of state and regional planning and techniques; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze policy; ability to interpret and evaluate research data; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in planning including developing written long term plans broad in scope and having impact on a number of operations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in planning at the level of Planning Analyst.
Note: Planning is defined as collecting and analyzing technical data (social, environmental, economic, governmental), determining problems and concerns and developing long term plans accordingly. These are formal, written plans, i.e. statements of goals and objectives, recommended alternatives for action and policies and programs to achieve the goals and objectives. Generally, these plans will impact statewide activities or a large scale corporation which has branch or satellite facilities. Candidates must perform these types of planning duties the majority of time and the planning function must be the major thrust of the job.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in planning, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Lead Planning Analyst in Salary Group AR 27 approved effective July 4, 2008. (2012 SCOPE Review)