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Job Specification



 Under  direction, preforms the work involved in  preparing  plans
 for the development promotion, and implementation of programs  to
 meet   the  needs  of  various  cultural  and  heritage   groups,
 societies,  and  organizations  within  the  community;  provides
 technical  assistance  to such entities in  securing  program  or
 project  funding,  in formulating a budget,  and  in  determining
 staffing  and  training  needs;  does  other  related  duties  as

 NOTE: The  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.


 Formulates or aids in the formulation of plans for implementation
 of a cultural and heritage affairs program or programs.

 Formulates  plans  and  programs which  result  in  provision  of
 technical   services  to  local  organizations,  the   promotion,
 marketing,  and  development  of local  organizations,  increased
 funding  to provide for those services, and the establishment  of
 networks to utilize previously untapped or unrelated resources.

 Prepares   program  proposals  necessary  to  gain   funds,   and
 ascertains   major   program   provisions   including   budgetary
 requirements, staffing needs, program goals, and objectives

 Provides  technical  assistance by locating funding  sources  and
 preparing criteria for program development and evaluation.

 Reviews  reports  of  exiting programs and  provides  advice  and
 recommendations to ensure that programs meet intended  objectives
 and goals of the funding source.

 Outlines   specific   program   development   problems,   pursues
 appropriate  solutions, and keeps interested parties apprised  of
 program changes.

 Organizes and promotes support for programs, and meets with state
 officials  and  members of private organizations to  ensure  that
 resources are identified at the state and county level.

 Gathers information from studies, surveys, and reports.

 Organizes advocacy efforts for various programs, gathers  support
 from  state  officials, private agencies, and other sources,  and
 ensures  that  resources are identified at the  county  level  to
 promote program support.

 Arranges    meetings   with   funding   source   representatives,
 organizations, and members of concerned organizations to  discuss
 programs, goals, and other relevant matters.

 Provides  assistance to local organizations with regard to  their
 public  relations functions, program development, marketing,  and
 promotion of their activities.

 Represents  the  agency  at meetings and  conventions  to  inform
 interested groups and individuals about programs.

 Coordinates  meetings  and  prepares information  for  interested

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



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


      One  (1)  year  of experience in developing,  planning,  and
 providing of programs in an organization which is concerned  with
 fine or applied arts, performing arts, history, anthropology,  or
 related activity.

      NOTE: Applicants  who  do not meet  the  above  education
 requirement may substitute additional experience as indicated on
 a year-for-year  basis  with thirty (30) semester  hour  credits
 being equal to one (1) year of experience.

      NOTE: A Master's degree in the humanities, history,  or
 journalism from an accredited college or university may be
 substituted for the required experience.


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


 Knowledge  of  procedures  to  be  followed  in  formulating  and
 executing plans for effective utilization of available funds.

 Knowledge  of procedures for obtaining private and public  grants
 and  in  presenting  proposals  in  accord  with  funding  source

 Knowledge of methods employed in collecting and analyzing factual
 information,   drawing  source  conclusions,   and   recommending
 appropriate actions.

 Knowledge   of  objectives  of  various  cultural  and   heritage

 Knowledge of communications principles, methods, and techniques.
 Knowledge of program planning and administration.

 Ability  to  evaluate  programs and  procedures  in  accord  with
 intended objectives and goals.

 Ability  to evaluate situations and make determinations based  on

 Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in

 Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with
 coworkers and supervisory personnel.

 Ability  to  use  reference materials and manuals  necessary  for
 researching prospective funding sources.
 Ability  to  complete assigned tasks in accord  with  established

 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  communication.

 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
06403LC N/A23-

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.