In the Office of Policy and Management this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of the development and coordination of federal, state, regional, local and private aid programs in support of Office of Policy and Management objectives.
Receives administrative direction from the Director of Program Management.
Directs staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of Office of Policy and Management municipal aid programs;
Coordinates, plans and manages office activities in the provision of technical advisory assistance;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of unit who might impact on program activities;
Manages staff in provision of technical advisory assistance to municipalities and communities in areas of planning and development, organization, operations, administration and management practices;
Prepares comprehensive statistical, financial, budgetary and other reports containing evaluations and recommendations;
Meets with officials and groups to interpret and explain programs;
Identifies program difficulties and deficiencies and recommends improvements;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
relevant agency policies and procedures;
practices and problems in area of local government assistance;
principles and objectives of federal, state and local planning and municipal government assistance programs;
Knowledge of management principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to plan, develop, coordinate and evaluate local government assistance programs and formulate and interpret policies, procedures and guidelines for these programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in research, statistics, planning, management or policy analysis.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the advanced working level.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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.
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
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Local Government Program Manager in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective November 5, 2010. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007