INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COORDINATOR                                     0248



An employee in this class is responsible for coordinating the research, preparation of applications, and administration involved in the receipt of Federal and State Aid by the County, a County department or a local jurisdiction.  The incumbent is also responsible for monitoring pending Federal and State legislation which may affect the jurisdiction or department and for representing its interests to agencies and legislative bodies involved with aid programs.  The work includes advising various departments and/or divisions as to the availability of Federal and State revenue and providing technical assistance in grant application.  Supervision is received from an administrative superior through consultation, conferences, review of oral and written reports and evaluation of effectiveness in securing and administrating financial aid for the jurisdiction.  Does related work as required.



               Researches all appropriate materials and literature related to Federal and State Aid programs and disseminates information on applicable revenue sources to departments, divisions and/or agencies at the County or local level;

               Monitors proposed legislation, budgets and regulations at the Federal and State level affecting funding programs; analyzes the impact of the proposals on operations and budgeting;

               Establishes and maintains liaison with legislative offices and Federal and State agencies to represent the interests of the jurisdiction or department and promote decisions and actions responsive to local needs;

               Provides technical assistance to departments, divisions and/or agencies submitting grant applications; reviews applications to avoid duplication and to assess the budgetary impact of revenues to be received;

               Prepares periodic progress reports on those projects in operation at the County or local level which are being funded by Federal and State agencies;

               Collaborates with other jurisdictions in the area in promoting legislation and policies at the Federal and State level beneficial to local government;

               May coordinate the activities of various departments in the administration of block grant programs, such as the Community Development Program.



Thorough knowledge of the Federal and State Aid programs which are available to County and local governments; thorough knowledge of the current literature, recent developments, and sources of information pertaining to Federal and State Aid programs; good knowledge of the functions and operations of local government and the fiscal interrelationship between the different levels of government; good knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of public administration, budgeting and fiscal administration; good knowledge of statistical and research concepts and methods; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials of other departments and jurisdictions, legislators and representatives of Federal and State agencies; ability to learn, understand and apply technical and specialized information relating to a wide variety of operations of local governments;  ability to evaluate the utility of Federal and State Aid programs in meeting the fiscal and programmatic needs of the department or jurisdiction; ability to compile and prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



               OPEN COMPETITIVE

               Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university, and seven (7) years of experience in business administration, public administration or a related field.


NOTE:  Additional relevant education from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university will be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years.


               Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as an Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator.