SPECIALIST ON AGING, H32
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the development of service programs for the aged and the stimulation of general public interest in the problems of the aged. This includes consulting with public and private organizations to encourage and promote such programs and participating in program planning and policy and program implementation.
This job family consists of only one level and incumbent employees are assigned responsibility for performing all functions associated with the position to which assigned.
Level I: Code: H32A Salary Band: J
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required include knowledge of the needs and concerns of the aged; of program planning for older citizens; of the basic principles of grant writing and administration; of community services for older citizens; of demographic, environmental, social, and economic characteristics of the state; of analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures and federal and state regulations; and of interviewing techniques. Ability is required to stimulate local interest in the problems of the aging; to organize and coordinate local efforts to serve senior citizens; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to conduct meetings and public hearings.
Education and Experience requirements consist of a bachelor's degree in a social science and three years of professional experience in a social service agency, including two years working with the aged or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
No substitution will be allowed for the two years of experience working with the aged.
Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.