Prevention Program Analyst I
County of Santa Clara - Santa Clara, CA

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To develop, analyze, support, implement, and evaluate a variety of comprehensive school and community based drug or alcohol abuse prevention programs in Santa Clara County; and to conduct analytical evaluation studies in support of program objectives involving a variety of complex social problems and prevention treatment models and plans.

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.

All applicants are required to complete the supplemental questionnaire. Applications received without the completion of the supplemental questionnaire will be rejected.

Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit. Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied. Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.

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Typical Tasks:
Plans, analyzes, develops, implements, and evaluates comprehensive prevention and community development programs;

Develops, promotes, and provides workshops, seminars, training programs and other prevention programs;

Coordinates program planning and service activities;

Formulates quantitative and qualitative methodologies for evaluating program objectives, conducts analytical research and evaluation studies in support of program objectives, and evaluates effectiveness of implementation strategies;

Provides consultation, technical assistance, and advice to community groups, public and private agencies, and professional groups;

Develops and analyzes demographic, socio-cultural and other data for evaluating prevention models;

Keeps informed of current trends and acts as a resource specialist in the field of prevention, knows and develops community and school based resources;

Participates in the development of and recommends criteria for broad Prevention Service goals, plans, and objectives;

Develops, maintains and coordinates interdisciplinary professional and community prevention networks;

Recruits, trains, and supervises consultants and volunteers;

Acquires, develops, and pre-tests educational media including curriculums and other written and audio-visual materials;

Performs other related duties as required.

Employment Standards:
Sufficient education, knowledge, and work experience to perform the above tasks and attain the knowledge and abilities listed below.

Experience Note:
Prevention Program Analyst I - The skills, knowledge, and abilities required for this level are typically acquired through training and education equivalent to a Master's degree from an accredited school of social work, psychology, health, education, educational psychology, child development, sociology, behavioral or social sciences.

A Baccalaureate degree in a related field and two years of professional administrative and program development experience which included training, analysis, consultation, education, and program design, in a prevention type program, of which one year was related to school based and/or community development programming activities, may be substituted for the Master's degree.

Knowledge of:
Basic concepts of research methodology and evaluation techniques including statistical methods of collecting and analyzing data;

Learning process and theory as it applies to behavior change;

Theory, concepts, and practice of prevention program planning, design, organization, development and implementation;

Community organization, group dynamics, training and consultation methods and practices;

Psycho-social-cultural and economic factors affecting prevention services, including child and adolescent development and family systems;

Local school system organization, goals, and services;

Current issues, trends, and strategies in the prevention field.

Ability to:
Plan, develop, promote, implement, and evaluate prevention and community development programs;

Evaluate and problem solve issues relating to community development and/or school based prevention programming;

Conduct analytical research and evaluation studies;

Provide consultation and technical assistance to schools, parent groups, advisory boards, and others;

Establish and maintain effective interdisciplinary prevention networks of agencies, services, and individuals, and work with and coordinate volunteers;

Write and speak effectively;

Effectively facilitate training programs for professionals, parents, and others;

Implement school based prevention curriculum and/or community development programs;

Deal sensitively with diverse multi-cultural and socio-economic issues.

Veterans Preference Information

This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veteran’s), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination.

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