Program Coordinator
Dept of Social Services - Local - Virginia

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This is a professional position. The employee is responsible for providing overall program management and coordination of a human services program by developing, coordinating and providing programs, resources and services to meet client needs.

Minimum Qualifications
Working knowledge of: principles and practices of assigned human services programs; knowledge of assigned program and services; program practices, techniques, and methods; project management processes and techniques; local service agencies and organizations and departmental programs and activities; program management and development; laws, regulations, policies and standards related to the program; program goals and objectives; program terminology, principles and methods utilizes in the program; and human behavior.

Skill in: operating a computer to enter, retrieve or modify data; and the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, e-mail, Internet, or other computer programs.

Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations; assess program needs; plan, coordinate and evaluate program activities; train, advise, direct and evaluate others on the program requirements; maintain effective working relationships with others; identify problems and needs and assess services in problem solving; interpret and apply regulations and procedures; conduct effective training; public speaking; interact professionally with a diverse group of people; produce meaningful, clear, and concise documents with the proper grammar and usage; organize and prepare statistical records; perform mathematical calculations; and read understand, and interpret program/technical reports and related materials.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field or related area supplemented with work experience in the assigned program areas OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Special Requirements
All applicants are subject to a DMV/driving record check, pre-employment drug screen, Central Registry (CPS) check and/or criminal history search.

The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI), local agency checks, employment verification and references, verification of education (relevant to employment), credit checks (relevant to employment) and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

Employee must be willing to work in the community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.