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Job Specification



   Under direction plans, develops, implements, administers, and
   coordinates drug and alcohol abuse prevention, treatment, and
   rehabilitation programs for the jurisdiction; does related work as

   NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
   illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title
   may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.
   Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


   Implements decisions and policies of federal and state agencies.

   Plans, initiates, and develops drug and alcohol programs within the
   jurisdiction for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug and alcohol
   addicts or abusers.

   Coordinates and integrates the operations of drug and alcohol
   treatment and rehabilitation programs.

   Monitors and evaluates the drug and/or alcohol services contracted
   out to public or private agencies or organizations.

   Develops a management information system and related procedures,
   systems, controls, and manuals.

   Develops and disseminates administrative policies, staff operating
   procedures, and other administrative aids necessary for efficient
   program operation.

   Prepares and submits periodic and special management reports,
   directives, proposals, or documents.

   Ensures efficient collection and retrieval of program data necessary
   for preparation and submittal of reports, applications, and proposals
   required or requested by applicable funding, supporting, or
   contracting agencies.

   Prepares and submits grants to obtain federal and state funding for
   drug and alcohol abuse programs.

   Defines and monitors contract compliance obligations.

   Provides regular assessments of program needs, achievements, status,
   and/or anticipated progress as well as overall evaluation of

   Prepares and submits operating budget.

   Prepares job specifications, plans staffing patterns, and provides
   direction for the assignment, training, performance, and evaluation
   of staff.

   Develops and maintains programs of community education, involvement,
   and information to ensure active public support.

   Plans, conducts, supervises, or participates in inservice workshops,
   field visitations, or speaking engagements to inform or educate other
   agencies, groups, or public at large.

   Serves as representative to and liaison with funding and other
   agencies and organizations by which such services are provided 
   on a contracted basis.

   Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
   manual recording and computerized information systems used by
   the agency, office, or related units.



   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's

   NOTE:  Applicants who do not meet the above educational
   requirement may substitute additional experience as described below
   on a year-for-year basis.


   Four (4) years of administrative experience in an agency operating 
   drug and/or alcohol abuse and/or rehabilitation programs.

   NOTE:  A Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology,
   Guidance or Counseling may be substituted for one (1) year of the
   above experience.


   Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
   in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than
   employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties 
   of the position.


   Knowledge of existing services pertinent to drug and/or alcohol abuse
   prevention and of community organizations and treatment
   rehabilitation programs.

   Knowledge of modern education techniques and practices relating to
   drug and alcohol abuse.

   Knowledge of New Jersey local and state laws, procedures,
   regulations, and organizations pertaining to narcotic and drug abuse
   after a period of training.

   Knowledge of federal and state criminal, civil, and regulatory laws
   related to drug abuse.

   Knowledge of the New Jersey drug abuse scene in the inner and 
   outer city and in suburban, exurban, and rural areas.

   Knowledge of current facts, theories, hypothesis, programs, and
   research in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse.

   Knowledge of both traditional and unique therapeutic treatment and
   rehabilitation modalities and techniques for drug and alcohol abuse.

   Knowledge of management techniques, operating procedures, and
   personnel practices with regard to the definition of specific program
   goals and requirements.

   Knowledge of the establishment of priorities, skills and performance
   analysis, organization and workflow, training methodology, tests and
   measurements, data control, and documentation.

   Knowledge and proficiency in verbal, written, and graphic
   communication involved with the dissemination of inter- or
   intra-agency documentation and public information.

   Knowledge of employee relations, assignment of responsibility, 
   and delegation of authority to ensure efficiency of the operation
   necessary to achieve defined program objectives.

   Knowledge in the areas of needs assessment, management by 
   objectives, staff selection, community resources utilization, 
   interagency cooperation, and public relations.

   Ability to utilize verbal, written, and graphic communication

   Ability to implement conventional practices or develop new 
   procedures to achieve administrative objectives in the areas 
   of program development, data collection, training evaluation, 
   and communications.

   Ability to review critically and revise ongoing programs as
   circumstance and changing needs require.

   Ability to review and analyze current programs and activities
   realistically with a view toward making innovative revisions 
   and additions under changing conditions.

   Ability to make the fullest possible use of available community

   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
   within the agency, with community groups, and with public and 
   private agencies.

   Ability to develop viable ancillary services by providing training to
   cooperating agencies and schools and to professional and voluntary

   Ability to assign, instruct, and supervise staff.

   Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and
   informative statistical, financial, budget, progress, program
   evaluation, and other periodic reports of activities containing
   findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

   Ability to maintain essential records, reports, and files.

   Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
   recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
   related units.

   Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
   sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
   Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

   Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
   they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable
   accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the
   accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer
   undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
05406LC N/A28-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.