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5/30/2017 - Program Development Specialist - Community Service


Program Development Specialist, Community Service
(***Provisional, Pending Civil Service Certification***)
Department of Aging
Starting Salary: $40,000
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DUTIES: Under direction of the Department Head, serves as the County Coordinator for the Division of Homeless and performs moderately complex tasks involved in preparing plans for the development, promotion, and implementation of programs to meet social service needs of the homeless and at-risk community. Example of duties include: Work well with the community agencies; organize and conduct meetings and prepare minutes; prepare budgets, reports, grant applications, correspondence, and proposals; assess and evaluate project proposals and determine conformance with applicable County, State and Federal requirements; establish monitoring controls for funded programs and monitor program activities of other agencies; act as coordinator between community groups, public and private agencies and other groups in developing, maintaining, and/or expanding social service projects for the homeless; conduct needs assessments using census data or through surveys; work with individuals to provide information and assistance; act in a liaison capacity between staff and project operating agencies with regard to implementing social service projects for the homeless; conduct home visits; drive short and long distances in a motor vehicle to attend local and statewide meetings; and other duties are required.

                 Knowledge of the SNJ Continuum of Care, HUD, EFSP, CEAS, and HMIS reporting a plus.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree. Education requirement may be substituted as additional experience as described below on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience. One (1) year of experience in the development of programs designed to solve socioeconomic needs of residents of the state and/or local communities which shall have included responsibility for research, negotiation, and/or writing of proposals for community service programs. Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with concentration in the field of human or social services may be substituted for the above experience. Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.

HOURS: Thirty-five (35) hours per week; Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

NOTE: Offers of employment for this title are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness testing, to include drug screenings, and criminal background checks.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to:

Brittany Wiita, Personnel Confidential Assistant
Brittanywi@co.cumberland.nj.us or fax to (856) 453-0361

Application deadline is June 13, 2017.

The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Striving for Diversity in the Workplace.