PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST YOUTH SERVICES
Under direction, performs the moderately complex tasks involved
in preparing plans for the development, promotion, and
implementation of programs to meet the social needs of juvenile
delinquents; does related work as required.
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:
Using available information, conducts initial surveys to
determine the social service and other needs of juvenile.
Carries on a continuing survey of existing services for
juveniles, ascertains gaps in services, and initiates
negotiations to expand existing services or to institute needed
services not in existence.
Acts as coordinator between community groups, public and private
agencies, and other groups in developing, maintaining, and/or
expanding social service projects such as family counseling,
educational programs, substance abuse counseling, career
training, recreation/athletic, family advocacy, and so forth.
Collects and analyzes data to evaluate the practicality and
feasibility of new and supplementary programs.
Using information from community organizations, county and
municipal governments, and statistical data from field staff,
develops plans to implement new programs to meet the needs of
Organizes data and writes proposals following established
guidelines for discussion and approval by all appropriate
agencies and groups.
Identifies sponsoring organizations and assists them in the
design and preparation of proposals for funding programs.
Reviews funding proposals to determine their eligibility,
completeness, and technical content.
Recommends to the superior the approval, disapproval, or further
exploration of the need for service indicated by the proposal as
the result of proposal review.
Negotiates the preliminary grant and contract terms with
appropriate funding agencies for development of programs when
directed by supervisory officer.
Negotiates contractual arrangements with community based
organizations who have been provided with federal or state funds
to expand existing human service programs, and assists such
organizations in the preparation of goals and objectives,
determining levels of service to be provided, and budget
preparation and provides them with ongoing technical assistance.
Works in cooperation with other agencies to isolate human service
problem areas on the county and/orcommunity level with a view
toward implementing new programs.
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.
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required education
may substitute additional experience as indicated below on a
year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being
equal to one (1) year of experience.
One (1) year of experience in the development of programs
designed to solve the socioeconomic needs of the youths of the
state and/or local communities, which shall have included
responsibility for the research, negotiation, and/or writing of
proposals for youth service programs.
NOTE: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited
college or university with concentration in the field of human or
social services may be substituted for 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 in essential
duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of federal and state programs relating to the field of
human and social services, community action, and other similar
Knowledge of current programs offered by foundations and private
organizations to deal with youth service projects.
Knowledge of methods and procedures used in submitting funding
proposals to the federal government and/or private foundations.
Knowledge of the socioeconomic and other problems and needs of
Ability to do research in connection with and to assist in the
submission of proposals for projects to assist communities in
meeting the needs of their residents.
Ability to evaluate social service and other needs of youths.
Ability to analyze and evaluate community resources and available
services designed to meet the needs of local youths.
Ability to assist in the preparation of application for federal
Ability to collect information and develop plans to meet the
human service needs of youths.
Ability to comprehend and interpret federal, state, and private
foundation regulations for submitting applications.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships
with associates in the department and state and federal agencies
involved in the human or social service fields.
Ability to assist in compiling studies and surveys and preparing
first draft reports as foundations for assessing youth service
Ability to prepare official correspondence and clear, technically
sound, accurate outlines for reports.
Ability to maintain essential records 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 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.
Code: LG-07541 LJG/hw 3/18/97
The job specification is for local government use only.
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.