You are reading the State of New Jersey Job Descriptions. This is not a Job Vacancy Announcement.

Job Specification

 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST YOUTH SERVICES

 DEFINITION:

 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
 juveniles.

 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.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION:

      Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college
 or university.

       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.

      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.

      LICENSE:

       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
 areas.

 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
 local youths.

 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
 grants.

 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
 needs.

 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:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
Range
Note
07541LC 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.

3/18/1997