Program Coordinator
Alachua County, FL - Gainesville, FL

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Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, communications, public relations or related field and two years of professional level experience with responsibility for a specific program or program area; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status. Experience working with government officials, meeting preparation, preparing agendas & minutes,working with legislation, resolutions and ordinances desirable.

Position Summary:
This is highly responsible administrative work managing a program to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified departmental objectives.

An employee assigned to this classification plans and develops methods and procedures for implementing program, directs and coordinates program activities, and may exercise control over subordinate employees for specific functions or phases of program.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor or manager and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties:

Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate employees including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing work-related complaints and resolving problems.

Reviews reports and records of activities to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specific program objectives.

Modifies and/or changes methodology as required to redirect activities and attain objectives.

Prepares program reports for superiors.

Controls program expenditures in accordance with budget allocations.

Determines program direction and develops appropriate policies and procedures.

Determines data to be analyzed in maintaining program; selects and analyzes data; formulates program changes/direction based on analysis and recommends to department director.

Develops and/or assists in development, implementation, and maintenance of program related computer programs.

Responds to citizen inquiries/complaints regarding the operation of the program.

Assists in monitoring of contracts related to the operation of the program.

Coordinates activities dealing with local, state, and federal agencies.

Represents departmental program area when necessary at public meetings.

Evaluates current procedures and practices for accomplishing program objectives.

Reviews and analyzes reports, records and directives.

Coordinates activities of program area with related activities of other County departments.

Performs related work as required.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Thorough knowledge of current practices and principles of the program or program area.

Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations related to the program or program area.

Considerable knowledge of computer hardware and software requirements of program area.

Ability to develop and implement operating policies and procedures.

Ability to perform complex analysis of data and formulate recommendations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, contractors, local business owners, and elected officials.

Ability to attain proficiency in the operation of computer hardware, software, and related programs.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to prepare and organize written reports.

Ability to generate necessary paperwork in accordance with local and state ordinances.

Ability to plan and organize work and manage time.

Ability to work independently with limited review.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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