SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR 0751
An employee in this class performs varied special assignments of a highly responsible nature in undertaking in-depth studies of subjects of emerging interest and concern. The incumbent must be able to meet widely diversified projects and must be on call to give assistance during times of emergency. The incumbent exercises independent judgment and initiative. Work is subject to general policy review by the department or jurisdiction head through conferences and written reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists in developing and implementing special projects which directly affect the department or jurisdiction;
Oversees the administrative, budget and accounting functions of the department or jurisdiction, and makes policy recommendations related to these areas to insure the effectiveness and efficiency of these operations;
Reviews a wide-range of departmental or jurisdiction programs and policies in an effort to assess their effectiveness for determining possible programmatic and policy alternatives;
Coordinates and works closely with the Executive and Legislative branches of government, the private sector, trade associations and non-profit organizations to allow the department's programs and policies to be clearly understood and carried out as intended.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques utilized in planning and executing research assignments; thorough knowledge of the workings of the administrative structure underlying large-scale programs and facilities; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of financial administration, budgeting, statistical concepts and methods, and general services administration; ability to write reports, speeches, announcements and other important vehicles through which the plans, statements of policy, reports to the public and to legislative bodies and other material are conveyed; ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in representing a department or jurisdiction; ability to respond quickly and effectively when emergency situations arise; ability to rapidly acquire a thorough knowledge of the legal, administrative and procedural regulations applicable to the department or jurisdiction; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of a large staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree, and eight (8) years of administrative experience.
NOTE: Additional relevant education will be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.