SENIOR CITIZENS PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR II††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† 3698

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs very responsible work in managing the administration, development and implementation of countywide programs and services for senior citizens and their family caregivers.Responsibility is included for initiating administrative policies and interpreting legislation affecting the elderly. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional and clerical employees. Work is reviewed through conferences and the submission of required reports. Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

†††††††† Supervises and directs program operations through the supervisors of the various units;

†††††††† Performs administrative work involving contracting, Requests for Proposals, budgeting and planning;

†††††††† Works with the fiscal unit to prepare and administer the budget and Annual Implementation Plan;

†††††††† Assists in the design and implementation of the National Aging Program Information System;

†††††††† Represents the Director in working with other departments and agencies;

†††††††† Maintains liaison with the State Office for the Aging concerning federal and state programs for the elderly.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of public administration; thorough knowledge of the social, economic, physical and psychological problems concerning senior citizens; thorough knowledge of modern developments in geriatrics and gerontology; thorough knowledge of previous and current legislation; good knowledge of budget preparation and administration; good knowledge of funding sources and requirements; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with state and local officials, public and private agencies, the general public and senior citizen groups and office personnel; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of technical and clerical personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

†††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE

†††††††† Graduation form a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelorís Degree, and seven (7) years of administrative experience in the planning, coordination and administration of programs for the elderly.

 

NOTE:Additional education in public administration or a related field may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years.

 

†††††††† PROMOTIONAL

†††††††† Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Senior Citizens Program Administrator.

 

 

07/02/02

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive

RR1/24/03