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Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  Work involves responsibility for administrative duties in support of a youth services program or programs. Administrative duties involve development, implementation and coordination of procedures for identifying youth problems and for evaluating the effectiveness of youth programs to meet these needs. Work also involves assisting the Director in providing a wide variety of technical assistance to youth program operators. May be designated to serve as Runaway and Homeless Youth Service Coordinator. Work is performed under general supervision of the Youth Director. Performs related work as required.


  • Develops and implements procedures for evaluating various youth programs with regard to program effectiveness, efficiency impact and need;
  • Develops instruments and techniques to be used for monitoring and evaluating youth programs and conducts site visits of DFY funded programs;
  • Reviews Division for Youth applications and budgets;
  • Prepares funding summaries for Youth Board's Program Review Committee;
  • Assists agencies in making necessary program and budget revisions under general guidelines of the Youth Director;
  • Develops and implements ongoing procedures for the identification of youth problems and needs;
  • Assists the Director in the development of three year Comprehensive Youth Services Plan;
  • Identifies resources available to meet identified youth problems and needs;
  • Assesses current record-keeping systems of municipal and private youth programs;
  • Assists youth program operators in the development, implementation, and maintenance of appropriate record-keeping forms, systems and procedures;
  • Assists the Director in the provision of technical assistance to municipal and private youth programs in the areas of program design and administration, board development, budgeting and funding; Assists Human Services Coalition, Field students and others in compiling youth needs data and in computerizing departmental records;
  • Prepares interpretive summaries of youth needs and services data;
  • Reviews, tabulates and analyzes reports from funded programs;
  • Assists with interagency coordination of youth services and promotes a community awareness of youth issues.
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

When designated to serve as Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Services Coordinator:*

  • Works closely with others in the County Youth Bureau to develop and implement county plans and services for runaway and homeless youth and their families;
  • Identifies, assesses, and monitors all available county resources for runaway and homeless youth and their families;
  • Ensures that the county provides a 24/7 hotline to respond to inquiries concerning shelter space, transportation and services that may be utilized by runaway and homeless youth and their families;
  • Ensures that the county’s runaway and homeless youth program participants have access to educational services, including transportation;
  • Considers requests of runaway youth, with written consent of parent, guardian, or legal custodian, to remain in shelters beyond the 30-day maximum length of stay;
  • Provides written notification to County Youth Bureau of any approvals issued for runaway youth, with proper written consent, to remain in shelters beyond the 30-day maximum length of stay;
  • Adheres to all NYS Office of Children and Family Services Runaway and Homeless Youth program regulations;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

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 Good knowledge of the typical problems and needs of modern youth; good knowledge of the organization and operation of community agencies; good knowledge of community agencies, facilities and services which can be utilized to aid youth; good knowledge of human services research methods, including both library and field research; good knowledge of community organization techniques; working knowledge of community and public relations techniques; working knowledge of governmental budgetary practices and procedures; ability to coordinate interagency group discussions; ability to organize and present data, reports and recommendations clearly and concisely in written and oral form; ability to communicate effectively; ability to plan and organize work; tact; resourcefulness; diplomacy; integrity.


Bachelors degree in psychology, social work, education, or related field and one (1) year of full-time paid experience with a youth or community organization.

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.

*Required responsibilities of designated runaway and homeless youth service coordinator, as set forth in 9 NYCRR 182-1.15(c)


1/93; 10/97; 5/09; 4/18; 7/21

Competitive Class

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Putnam County Personnel Department

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  • Address:

    Donald B. Smith
    County Government Campus
    110 Old Route 6, Building 3
    Carmel, NY 10512

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    845-808-1650 x46104

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    8:00am - 4:00pm

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