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Program Coordinator - First Five Humboldt

Company: County of Humboldt
Location: Eureka
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DEFINITION

Under direction, plans, develops and implements a specialized program; prepares and monitors program budget and requests for funding; performs related work as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This class is responsible for the effective implementation of a single specialized program or multiple routine programs. Responsibilities include developing program guidelines and plans, identifying and securing grant funding as appropriate, developing staffing and budget proposals and planning, assigning and reviewing the work of staff to implement the program.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

* Plans, develops and administers program policies and procedures.
* Identifies sources of program funding; prepares grant applications; works with foundations and local funding sources to secure funding.
* Develops annual and multi-year plans and budgets for assigned program(s).
* Reviews and interprets legislation, codes and regulations and ensures program compliance.
* Conforms with administrative requirements to obtain and administer funding; administers and approves expenditure of funds; identifies necessary resources and prepares annual plans.
* Participates in the hiring of assigned staff, recommending selection for management approval.
* Trains staff in program and County policies and procedures; schedules work and approves leaves.
* Evaluates employee performance, counsels employees and effectively recommends disciplinary action and other personnel decisions.
* Works with a variety of community organizations and individuals to arrange and coordinate services and solicit support.
* Confers with managers and staff in other departments and agencies to coordinate activities and resolve issues related to the program.
* Makes presentations to community groups and organizations regarding programs, services and activities.
* Attends various meetings, committees and conferences related to program goals and objectives.
* Directs the maintenance of and/or maintains accurate records and files; prepares reports, correspondence, and a variety of written materials.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

* Supervisory principles and practices, including work planning, selection, evaluation and employee training and discipline.
* Principles of program management, including budgeting.
* Principles of program evaluation.
* Applicable laws, codes, regulations and policies.
* Basic business data processing principles.
* Principles of recordkeeping and report preparation.
* Functions and activities of the program to which assigned.

Skill in:

* Planning, assigning, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.
* Training staff in work procedures.
* Developing and evaluating program goals, procedures, standards and methods based on legislative and administrative requirements. Interpreting and applying codes and regulations.
* Preparing effective reports, correspondence and other written materials.
* Maintaining accurate records and files.
* Exercising independent judgment within established policy guidelines.
* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
* Coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
* Preparing and monitoring a program and/or departmental budget.

Other Requirements:

* Must possess a valid California driver's license.
* Designated positions may require specific educational attainments or certifications depending on the nature of the program.

Desirable Education and Experience:

* A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is: Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in public administration, business management or other related field depending on the assignment, and three years of experience managing, coordinating or providing services in a program related to the assignment.

WORKING CONDITIONS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CalPERS Retirement

* Tier I: Prior to 7/5/2012:
* Tier II: Post 7/6/2012:
* Tier III: Post 1/1/2013:

Selection Procedure

The County's Human Resources system operates by a set of rules and procedures which ensure that employees are hired and promoted on the basis of merit and fitness for the job. Jobs are filled through competitive examinations. A complete online application is required for this position. All application materials will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts. Those candidates considered to be the most qualified, based on the application materials submitted, will be invited to a written and/or oral examination, or an evaluation of education and experience.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

The County of Humboldt does not discriminate on the basis of mental or physical disability in the admission or access to, treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Human Resources is wheelchair-accessible by entering the Courthouse from the ramp located on the east side of the building next to the marked handicapped parking. Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Contact Human Resources at well in advance of the examination for assistance.

The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.

How to Apply

A complete, original application must be filed for each position you are interested in applying for. Applications may only be submitted online through the County's automated application system at no later than the final filing date listed on the job flyer. All applications are screened by subject matter experts. The most qualified candidates may then be invited for further testing.

It is important that your application show all the relevant experience and education you possess.

Please read the job requirements section of the announcement. Be sure you meet these requirements since they will be carefully evaluated during the selection process. Your performance in this examination will be compared with the performance of others who take the test. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores. The examination results will be emailed to you as quickly as possible. Scores will be provided in writing only.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION: A pre-employment medical examination provided by the County may be required upon offer of employment.

OTHER EXAMINATIONS: Some positions also require psychological evaluation and/or extensive background investigation.

LICENSES: Some classifications require possession of valid professional and/or technical licenses. Some classifications may require the possession of a valid California driver's license.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Persons appointed to regular County positions serve a probationary period. This is normally six months, but may be up to one year. All designated safety employees serve a one year probationary period.

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY: It is the County's intention to hire only those workers who are authorized to work in the United States, pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1990. If you are offered employment you will be required to verify your eligibility to work in the United States. For law enforcement positions you will be required to verify your U.S. citizenship or legalized status.

The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.

All County of Humboldt employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXAMINATION PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY MERIT SYSTEM RULES.

Keywords: County of Humboldt, Redding , Program Coordinator - First Five Humboldt, Other , Eureka, California

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