DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves performance of a variety of paraprofessional tasks in an Employment and Training Agency, such as information gathering, conducting initial interviews, verifying eligibility of participants and, under supervision, counseling, job development and monitoring of sub‑grantees. Work differs from clerical work in that the incumbent is required to apply acquired knowledge of Employment and Training regulations and principles to individual situations and has an independence of judgment not permitted in clerical disciplines. Work is performed under direct supervision of a professional Employment and Training employee. Supervision may be exercised over clerical personnel. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Working knowledge of the operation of an Employment and Training Program; working knowledge of social science concepts related to poverty and unemployment; ability to collect, organize and interpret data and information relating to Employment and Training programs and projects; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, private and governmental agencies and labor groups; ability to develop jobs and provide services to clients; ability to express oneself both orally and in writing; ability to understand oral and written directions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Post-secondary level education may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience indicated above on the basis of thirty (30) college credits per year of experience.
Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.
12/81; 11/85; 5/89; 9/97; 1/09
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512