STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B25  

Class No. 1576

PROGRAM SPECIALIST VII

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work.  Work involves planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing major agency program(s) and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public.  Trains, leads, assigns, and/or prioritizes the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees the performance of a variety of technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities of assigned program(s).

Oversees staff who act as a liaison and/or acts as a liaison with agencies and internal programs to explain the programs and agency statutory requirements. 

Oversees the analysis, implementation, and documentation of program policies.

Oversees the collection, organization, analysis, and preparation of materials in response to requests for program information and reports.

Oversees the development of program policies, procedures, manuals, and standards; and plans program activities in accordance with program objective and goals.

Oversees the development and implementation of effective techniques for evaluating agency programs, identifies the need for new programs, and provides guidance to staff in the development and integration of new methods and procedures.

Oversees the completion of and monitors required administrative and performance reports, studies, and specialized projects and recommends appropriate changes.

Oversees compliance with program policies and procedures, statutes, and rules; and takes corrective action(s) as needed.

Oversees studies and analyses of operations and problems and the preparation of reports of findings and recommendations.

Oversees surveys and reviews to determine compliance with certification requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Oversee others who analyze legislation to develop recommendations for policy and programmatic issues relating to the implementation, improvement, and/or expansion or reduction of program funding. 

Oversees others who speak to community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in the program and to secure support for programs.

Oversees the delivery of consultative services and technical assistance related to planning, implementing, and monitoring of programs and services.

Consults with public and private agencies involved in program(s) to resolve problems, identify training needs, and discuss program effectiveness.

Identifies the need for and implements new programs.

Determines trends and resolves operational problems.

Prepares administrative reports and studies and performs specialized research projects.

Prepares and evaluates program budget requests.

Trains, leads, assigns, and/or prioritizes the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in a field related to the agency program.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in a field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the program area; of public administration and management techniques; of statistical analysis processes; of budget processes; of research techniques; of training and marketing techniques; and of program management processes and techniques. 

Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program performance and in operating computers and applicable software.

Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to market programs; to prepare reports; to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures; to communicate effectively; and to train, lead, assign, and/or prioritize the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15