PROGRAM COORDINATOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
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
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
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
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
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 AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of existing services pertinent to drug and/or alcohol abuse
prevention and of community organizations and treatment
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,
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
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
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:
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.