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DIRECTOR OF YOUTH BUREAU
25270
(Competitive)



DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for supervising and administering the operation of the Youth Development and Runaway and Homeless Youth programs within the Department of Children %26 Family Services. Under the general supervision of the Commissioner of Children %26 Family Services, an employee in this class is responsible for conducting needs assessments and providing administrative oversight to the Youth Board, which allocates Youth Development and Runaway and Homeless Youth funding through a competitive request for proposals process. This employee oversees evaluation and monitoring of Youth Development and Runaway and Homeless Youth funded programs and services throughout the community. This employee works with the County Law Department to develop and execute Inter Municipal Agreements with towns and villages that run Youth Development funded programs. The employee develops an annual budget and oversees contract administration for the Youth Bureau. An employee in this class directly supervises a number of professional and paraprofessional staff. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Prepares and supervises implementation of written contracts between the County and public and private agencies receiving Youth Development Program funding and Runaway and Homeless Youth funding.

Supervises Youth Bureau staff who monitor Youth Development and Runaway and Homeless Youth funded programs within the community and present youth centered trainings to local agencies.

Assists municipalities and agencies in measuring the effectiveness of youth programs through the development of program monitoring and evaluation procedures.

Collects data and interprets it in order to identify program needs and to evaluate effectiveness of existing County, municipal and agency programs.

Prepares and monitors the Youth Bureau budget.

Provides administrative oversight of the Youth Board, including planning and preparation for Board meetings, monitoring Board member terms and recruiting new Board members.

Coordinates, develops and updates the OCFS Children %26 Family Services Plan for the Department of Children %26 Family Services.

Prepares RFP for Youth Development Program and Runaway and Homeless Youth funding from OCFS and works with Youth Board to review proposals and allocate funding to agencies and local municipalities.

Serves as a resource person regarding possible programs and training available to municipalities and local agencies.

Coordinates department's performance management program.

Works with Finance and Budget staff to develop and monitor department budget and contractual spending plan.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Comprehensive understanding of the issues affecting youth and the factors that influence the need for youth services.

Thorough knowledge of the goals and objectives of the Department of Children %26 Family Services.

Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices used in the planning of community and municipal youth programs.

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of public administration and performance management.

Thorough knowledge of public and private agencies serving youth and their programs.

Thorough knowledge of County and community organizations related to youth programs.

Thorough knowledge of public and private funding for the provision of youth services.

Thorough knowledge of means of allocating funds for youth programs.

Thorough knowledge of governmental budgetary practices and procedures.

Good knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of program planning and analysis.

Good knowledge of community and public relations techniques.

Good knowledge of contract administration.

Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, administer and evaluate the effectiveness of programs.

Ability to formulate goals and objectives to address needs. Ability to address and engage organizations and municipal and agency representatives effectively.

Ability to prepare budges and a variety of reports relative to program activities.

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

Ability to secure the cooperation of others.

Integrity, tact, resourcefulness and creativity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Open Competitive:

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Masterís Degree or higher in a social science or public administration and two (2) years of professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in administration/management that includes program planning, program evaluation and budgeting in a community-based organization or government; or,

B) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor's Degree in a social science or public administration and three (3) years of professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in administration/management that includes program planning, program evaluation and budgeting in a community-based organization or government; or,

C) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate's degree in a social science or public administration and five (5) years of professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in administration/management that includes program planning, program evaluation and budgeting in a community-based organization or government; or

D) Seven (7) years of professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in administration/management that includes program planning, program evaluation and budgeting in a community-based organization or government.

12/2016 Date of Original Composition