PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Offices of the Secretary of State and Workforce Competitiveness and Departments of Education, Social Services, Veterans Affairs and Transportation, this class is accountable for developing, advocating and/or managing community liaison relationships and programs impacted by agency policy and services.
Receives executive direction from an administrative official of higher grade
Supervises professional, technical and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of a program; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or makes recommendations on development or revision of policies and standards; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of unit/division budget; maintains contacts and acts as liaison with municipal, corporate, community and legislative leaders to identify and resolve issues relative to impact of agency programs on local operations and programs; provides technical assistance and administrative oversight to local and regional boards in development and implementation of plans and programs; serves as an advocate with federal and/or state government or providers on behalf of agency and community programs; develops action plans and works with community programs to implement these plans; may review and make recommendations on requests for additional funding or expanded services; may perform related duties in areas of grant management and administration; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of public or urban policy; considerable knowledge of program evaluation and monitoring functions; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to develop, implement and evaluate goals and objectives; ability to develop and manage budgets and grants.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating or administering comprehensive social service or community programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.
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 business administration, planning, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Manager of Community Advocacy in the Salary Group MP 63 approved effective October 22, 2010. (Revised to expand usage to Veteran's Affairs)