Program Coordinator

Avian Health Program Coordinator

Recruitment #061224-MAAZ19-650100

Summary Statement

The program coordinator manages a grant budget for performing poultry health and one health-related activities. Duties include but are not limited to: writing an annual detailed workplan and financial plan to request funding; preparing quarterly narratives of work accomplishments; ensuring that grant objectives are met; forecasting budget shortfalls or overages; using the State’s financial system and the USDA database for grants; maintaining an outreach program for poultry flock owners; performing NPIP audits; and planning trainings, courses, and meetings included in the workplan.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Plans, develops and administers a small statewide program; evaluates and recommends program policies, procedures and operational changes. 
  • Develops program eligibility questionnaires and related promotional/informational materials regarding the program policy and procedures, fees and requirements.
  • Establish and maintain regular contacts with program stakeholders and explains policies, procedures and program requirements to the general public.
  • Prepares program budget, grant proposals and grant administration; tracks and monitors funding collected and disbursed.
  • Analyzes and takes corrective action regarding operating practices and procedures including personnel, workflow and cost reduction.
  • Provides information concerning the program to the media, community, and other interested groups. Establishes and coordinates a state-wide marketing system.
  • Prepares a variety of records, reports and summaries relative to the program.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Program Coordinator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in public relations, media relations or communications such as establishing and promoting a positive image with the public, informing or influencing specific audiences through the use of internal and external communications such as public forums, journalism, writing, marketing, advertising, promotions, or special events.
  2. Six months experience planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs.
  3. Knowledge of budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.

Additional Posting Information

This is a Casual/Seasonal position which is a non-pension eligible position without healthcare and/or other benefits.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.