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ADMINISTRATOR-PROGRAM OPERATIONS
06020
(Competitive)




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

This is administrative work involving the planning, direction and administrative supervision of all operational units of the City of Syracuse Job Training Partnership Agency (SJTPA). The work is carried out in accordance with federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to training, counseling, placement and employment services for unemployed, underemployed and economically disadvantaged clients. An employee in this class exercises considerable independent judgment in directing program operations and in developing program policy and priority recommendations consultation with the Director of Grants Management. Direct supervision is exercised over the senior supervisory staff and administrative supervision is exercised over all operations personnel. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of all SJTPA Operations units to ensure compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to employment and training activities and the attainment of agency objectives.

Plans and supervises all program operations by working with the senior supervisory staff to analyze and evaluate program effectiveness and by developing, implementing and modifying procedures in such areas as job development, client intake and assessment, training programs, counseling and job placement.

Consults with the Director of Grants Management to develop program policy, objectives and procedures.

Ensures that all programs and activities comply with Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity and Job Training Partnership Act rules and regulations.

Establishes and maintains liaison with various community groups to disseminate information regarding programs and promote participation in programs by private industry and other local governments.

Supervises subordinate staff through conferences, assignment of projects, administrative review of reports, setting work standards and evaluation of work performance and results.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and administrative supervision.

Thorough knowledge of labor and poverty economics and social science concepts as they relate to poverty and unemployment.

Thorough knowledge of local labor conditions, occupational trends and job development.

Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to funded employment programs.

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, public and private agencies and labor groups.

Ability to supervise the preparation of complex and detailed reports and records.

Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

PROMOTION:

Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status as Employment Services Supervisor.

OPEN COMPETITIVE:

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State college or university with a baccalaureate degree and five (5) years of full time professional work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in job or manpower development, occupational training, personnel counseling or placement or a closely related field, three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,

B) Nine (9) years of full time professional or paraprofessional work experience, or its part time equivalent, in job or manpower development, occupational training, personnel counseling or placement or a closely related field, three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory position; or,

C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined in (A) and (B).

10/89 Revised

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