DNR Jobs and Requirements

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Parks Worker

Description

This position performs a variety of tasks involved in routine operations and maintenance of a state park.
Responsibilities include:
Greet park visitors and disperse information on the park, park rules and regulations and other local attractions.

Sell vehicle permits and register campers.

Sell various products (e.g., souvenirs, firewood) and rent other commodities (e.g., boats, bikes).

Maintain daily records of revenue collected.

Type letters, memos and reports.

Answer phones and radio messages.

Provide routine patrol of the park; enforce park rules; maintain security log; provide severe weather warnings.

Clean floors, walls, windows, bathroom facilities, fixtures; dispose of waste materials; beach/pool maintenance.

Mow and trim grass; carry out weed control program; trim trees and shrubs; paint picnic tables, posts, fences; remove snow from roads and walkways.

Required Qualifications

Ability to effectively communicate with the public and other employees.
Ability to provide written information and instructions to the public and other park employees.
Arithmetic skills sufficient to accurately collect money from the public for various fees.
Ability to read and comprehend instructions on labels, in instruction manuals, etc.
Ability to operate a phone, two way radio, computer and other office equipment.

Desired Qualifications

Ability to operate a motor vehicle, tractor, snowmobile, snow blower, ATV, lawn mower, small hand tools and other equipment and tools.
Knowledge of park rules, policies and facilities.
Record keeping skills.
Computer skills.
Experience in the construction trades.
Security experience and training.
First Aid and CPR training.

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

License Requirements


Personnel Aide

Description

Provide technical and administrative assistance to human resource programs within the Department of Natural Resources. Work is subject to review and supervision by professional or supervisory administrative/human resource staff.

Technical Human Resources Support: Provide technical and administrative support to recruitment, exam administration, job classification, interviewing, personnel transactions, employee benefits, and/or payroll.

Customer Service: Provide information to new employees on general agency policies, procedures and benefits. Contact, schedule and interview prospective employees; verify references and application. . Respond to requests for information or assistance from applicants, employees, and/or management on statutes, rules, contract language, or procedures within the boundaries of agency policy and past practice.

Confidential Information Administration: Maintain confidentiality in all relationships and information gathering in accordance with state law and applicable personnel rules.

Required Qualifications

Typing or keyboarding skills.

Communication skills (both oral and written) sufficient to communicate and explain technical language, rules, or procedures to staff and applicants.

Basic math.

Ability to maintain confidentiality in processing and communicating information. Ability to understand and follow policy and procedures.

Reading comprehension suffficient to understand technical language.

Ability to review and research human resource issues as directed.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of state and Department of Employee Relations policies and procedures.
Organizational skills.

Insurance benefits knowledge.

Physical Requirements

License Requirements


Personnel Aide Senior

Description

Provide advanced technical and administrative assistance to human resource programs within the Department of Natural Resources. Work is subject to review and supervision by professional or supervisory administrative/human resource staff.

Technical Human Resources Support: Provide technical and administrative support to recruitment, exam administration, job classification, interviewing, personnel transactions, employee benefits, and/or payroll. Approve and process personnel transactions. Conducts job audits and recommend appropriate allocation. Apply personnel policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements and personnel law to a wide variety of situations.

Customer Service: Respond to requests for information or assistance from applicants, employees, and/or management on statutes, rules, contract language, or procedures within the boundaries of state or agency policy and past practice.

Confidential Information Administration: Maintain confidentiality in all relationships and information gathering in accordance with state law and applicable personnel rules.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of state, Department of Employee Relations, and DNR policies and procedures related to public personnel management.
Knowledge of applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Verbal communication skills sufficient to explain technical language, rules, or procedures to staff and applicants.

Writing skills sufficient to compose effective letters and small reports.

Ability to maintain confidentiality in processing and communicating information.
Ability to understand and follow policy and procedures.

Reading comprehension sufficient to understand technical language.

Ability to review and research human resource issues as directed.

Keyboarding skills.

Desired Qualifications

Two years experience as a Personnel Aide within the DNR or another state agency. Insurance benefits knowledge.

Organizational skills.

Physical Requirements

Sedentary Work - occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

License Requirements


Personnel Officer

Description

Under general supervision, this position performs personnel administrative functions within DNR's Human Resources Bureau to ensure that the requirements of all personnel rules, regulations, laws, and collective bargaining agreements are met.

Customer Relations: advise and explain personnel policies, laws, and collective bargaining agreements to agency staff so that DNR's personnel actions are in compliance.

Classification and Compensation: recommend/determine classification levels for agency's positions to ensure their appropriate allocation, develop targeted or specialized recruitment processes and materials,

Recruitment and Selection: use automated HRIS systems (such as Skill Search, SEMA 4,
SIGMA, etc.) to maintain, manipulate and extract applicant and employee data.

Data Management: record and maintain agency personnel data so that information is readily available for management by developing and updating seniority rosters, vacancy reports, salary data, etc.

Required Qualifications

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Working knowledge of human resources practices, policies, and laws.

Desired Qualifications

Three years para-professional human resources experience or a degree in Human Resources Management.

Ability to effectively organize and manage projects.

Physical Requirements

License Requirements


Personnel Officer Senior

Description

The Personnel Officer Senior position performs professional personnel work within DNR's Human Resources Bureau to ensure the requirements of all personnel rules, regulations, laws, and collective bargaining agreements are met.

Customer Relations: advise and explain personnel policies, laws, and collective bargaining agreements to agency staff so that DNR's personnel actions are in compliance.

Classification and Compensation: Recommend/determine classification levels for department positions to ensure their appropriate allocation. Evaluate individual and/or groups of positions, including classification studies, to ensure an equitable classification structure using the Hay system of job evaluation.

Recruitment and Selection: Use automated HRIS systems (such as Skill Search, SEMA 4,
SIGMA, etc.) to maintain, manipulate and extract applicant and employee data. Develop targeted or specialized recruitment processes and materials. Work with technical experts to develop written examinations; administer written examinations.

Data Management: record and maintain agency personnel data so that information is readily available for management by developing and updating vacancy reports, salary data, job postings, etc.

Required Qualifications

Strong written and oral communication skills.
One year professional experience as a human resources generalist or a specialist in one of the following areas: recruitment, selection, classification, labor relations, affirmative action.

Working knowledge of
a)human resources practices, policies, and laws
b)recruitment and examining techniques as applied to selection processes and test development
c)classification structures and job evaluation techniques as applied to proper classification levels.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or Industrial Relations.

Physical Requirements

Sedentary Work - occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

License Requirements


Planner

Description

A Planner position performs professional planning work, contributing to the preparation of reports, research studies or projects for clearly defined areas of limited scope which identify and evaluate the social, economic, and environmental impact of recreational, urban, community and/or land use proposals.

Planning: Compiles documents and background information for hearings and community meetings. Recommends/determines most effective graphic presentation of data/information. Writes drafts of sections of plans to present and explain data. Reviews, updates and implements current plans.

Research, Analysis and Implementation: Assists in the design and development of data collection forms, questionnaires, surveys, evaluation tools and associated rating measures/scales. Collects data from original and secondary sources. Retrieves and reviews materials. Extracts and compiles relevant information. Uses statistical analysis, spreadsheet, database or presentation graphics software to calculate and analyze data. Analyzes and interprets data/results. Assists with incorporating study results into department planning and project development.

Public Relations: Participates in meetings with local citizens, interest groups, communities, counties, regional and state agencies. Participates on committees and attend and/or organize public information workshops.

Required Qualifications

Writing skills sufficient to compose narrative summaries and develop questionnaires and surveys to collect and compile data.

Oral communication skills sufficient to present plans and data and/or to lead discussions relating to a specific area of knowledge.

Knowledge of computer programs using statistical analysis, spreadsheet, database or presentation graphics.

Interpersonal/human relations skills sufficient to establish effective ongoing relationships with the public, interest groups and internal DNR staff.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business, Environmental Planning, Natural Resources Management, Parks and Recreation, or related field.

Understanding of statistical methodology sufficient to apply to the planning process.

Knowledge of or experience in a specific natural resources field related to the planning being conducted.

Physical Requirements

License Requirements


Planner Intermediate

Description

A Planner Intermediate position performs professional planning work and research information for projects of limited scope and independently monitors existing plans and recommends alternatives to ensure the future availability of adequate resources, facilities and services. May assist in the development of plans for major projects.

Planning: Reviews, updates and enhances current plans. Identifies data needed for projects and determine sources and collection method. Selects methodologies for the planning process. Guides process by providing input and assistance on technical issues or methodologies. Compiles documents and background information for hearings and community meetings. Determines most effective graphic presentation of data/information.

Research, Analysis and Implementation: Designs and develops data collection forms, questionnaires, surveys, evaluations tools and associated rating measures/scales. Selects/modifies computer programs to calculate statistics, analyze and display/report data. Analyzes and interprets data/results, draws conclusions and makes preliminary recommendations. Incorporates statistics into the planning process and writes drafts of plans or sections of plans. Incorporates study results into department planning and project development.

Public Relations: Participates in hearings and community meetings. Chairs sub-committees and participate on committees; organizes/attends public information workshops.

Required Qualifications

One year of professional level planning experience.

Writing skills sufficient to compose clear, concise and understandable narrative summaries and develop questionnaires and surveys to collect and compile data.

Oral communication skills sufficient to present plans and data and/or to lead discussions relating to a specific area of knowledge.

Knowledge of computer programs using statistical analysis, spreadsheet, database or presentation graphics.

Knowledge of or experience in a specific natural resources field related to the planning being conducted.

Interpersonal/human relations skills sufficient to establish effective ongoing relationships with the public, interest groups, and DNR staff.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business, Environmental Planning, Natural Resources Management, Parks and Recreation, or related field.

Understanding of statistical methodology sufficient to apply to the planning process.

Physical Requirements

License Requirements


Planner Principal State

Description

Positions establish goals for new planning projects and/or areas with little or no procedural precedent. They design long range planning programs; and provide management with a comprehensive overview and alternative solutions to issues related to management of DNR programs and operations which have long range policy implications.

Planning: Develop planning proposals and projects with statewide scope and/or which deal with multiple issues; perform process implementation and issue identification; develop operational plans; compile draft material; write, edit, and publish final planning and/or project documents; ensure that planning is coordinated and accomplished; direct others in the development of research/planing instruments or methodology.

Administrative Direction/Leadership: Coordinate activities of consultants and/or other planning team or group members; work with other governmental agencies at all levels; provide lead work, direct, and review high level professional staff; serve as technical and/or planning expert for the DNR; provide internal and external leadership to coordinate ongoing and newly proposed projects; serve as project leader to professional planning project staff (i.e., prioritize, evaluate and report on the work of the project team).

Required Qualifications

Three years of advanced professional planning experience in the area of natural resources or related field.

Ability to motivate and organize sufficient to direct and manage planning projects.
Ability to edit and review diverse technical information into final planning and/or administrative reports.

Writing skills sufficient to compose narrative summaries and develop questionnaires and surveys to collect and compile data.

Communication skills sufficient to present plans and data and/or to lead discussions about specific aspects of agency wide planning processes.

Ability to develop, select, and use procedures sufficient to solve problems and interpret results.

Ability to organize and lead diverse internal/external stakeholder teams.

Desired Qualifications

Understanding of statistical methodology sufficient to apply to the planning process.
Leadwork skills.

Ability to convey and interpret information.
Ability to perform research using statistics.
Knowledge of natural resources (i.e., the field in which the research or planing is conducted)

Physical Requirements

License Requirements


Planner Principal State/Ecosystem Based Management

Description

Positions establish goals for new planning projects and/or areas with little or no procedural precedent within the Ecosystem Based Management (EMB) area. They design long range planning programs; and provide management with a comprehensive overview and alternative solutions to issues related to management of DNR programs and operations which have long range policy implications.

Planning: Develop planning proposals and projects with statewide scope and/or which deal with multiple issues; perform process implementation and issue identification; develop operational plans; compile draft material; write, edit, and publish final planning and/or project documents; ensure that planning is coordinated and accomplished; direct others in the development of research/planing instruments or methodology.

Administrative Direction/Leadership: Coordinate activities of consultants and/or other planning team or group members; work with other governmental agencies at all levels; provide lead work, direct, and review high level professional staff; serve as technical and/or planning expert for the DNR; provide internal and external leadership to coordinate ongoing and newly proposed projects; serve as project leader to professional planning project staff (i.e., prioritize, evaluate and report on the work of the project team).

Required Qualifications

Three years of advanced professional planning experience in the area of natural resources, ecological systems, sustainability, or related field.

Ability to motivate and organize sufficient to direct and manage planning projects.

Ability to edit and review diverse technical information into final planning and/or administrative reports.

Writing skills sufficient to compose narrative summaries and develop questionnaires and surveys to collect and compile data.

Communication skills sufficient to present plans and data and/or to lead discussions about specific aspects of agency wide planning processes.

Ability to develop, select, and use procedures sufficient to solve problems and interpret results.

Ability to organize and lead diverse internal/external stakeholder teams.

Desired Qualifications

Understanding of statistical methodology sufficient to apply to the planning process.
Leadwork skills.

Ability to convey and interpret information.

Ability to perform research using statistics.
Knowledge of natural resources (i.e., the field in which the research or planing is conducted).

Physical Requirements

License Requirements


Planner Senior State

Description

This position determines the methodology and monitors the overall conduct of research for projects which have direct statewide or department-wide impact and for which little or no existing informational resources are available; and independently develops, monitors, and prepares plans and alternatives to insure the future availability of adequate resources, facilities and services.

Planning: Plans and executes planning projects with regional and/or statewide scope and single/limited issues to provide management with a comprehensive view of problems and operations by determining issues/objectives and analytical approach and methodologies; develops methodologies for the planning process; and identifies and clarifies issues(s) to be addressed in the planning process.

Research, Analysis and Implementation: Designs and develops data collection forms, questionnaires, surveys, evaluation tools and associated rating measures/scales. Computes statistics. Selects/modifies computer programs to calculate statistics, analyze and display/report data. Analyzes and interprets data/results, draw conclusions and makes recommendations. Reviews/analyzes the interrelationships of legislation, planning projects and plans. Determines most effective graphic presentation of data/information. Writes/edits drafts of plans and present proposed plans. Incorporates study results into Department planning and project development.

Project Leader: Provides work direction to professional planning project staff (e.g., prioritizes, schedules, assigns, directs, guides, evaluates and reports on the work of the project team).

Public Relations: Leads and participates in meetings with local citizens, interest groups, communities, counties, regional and state agencies to provide input and assistance and gain insight into their needs and facilitate consensus. Groups may work on issues which stir controversy and competition for limited resources. Chairs and/or participate on committees and organize/attend public information workshops to encourage public participation in the planning process.

Required Qualifications

Two years professional experience performing advanced planning and analysis work in area of natural resources or related field.

Writing skills sufficient to compose clear, concise and understandable narrative summaries and develop questionnaires and surveys to collect and compile data.

Oral communication skills sufficient to present plans and data and/or to lead discussions relating to a specific area of knowledge.

Knowledge of computer programs using statistical analysis, spreadsheet, database or presentation graphics.

Human relations skills sufficient to establish effective ongoing relationships with the public, interest groups, and internal DNR staff.

Desired Qualifications

Advanced Degree in Public Administration, Business, Environmental Planning, Natural Resources Management, Parks and Recreation or related field.

Leadwork skills.

Physical Requirements

Very Light Work - occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

License Requirements


Project Analyst

Description

A Project Analyst applies standard methods to the collection and analysis of data by scheduling, collecting, verifying and analyzing data. Assists in the compilation of parts of major reports and/or compiles reports or information. Performs related work as required. (This classification is only intented to staff projects of limited duration.)

Data Collection: Collect data from primary sources, records, and reports. Develop and administer presentations, surveys, questionnaries, and other methods to collect data. Compile reports.

Data Analysis: Review and analyze data. Draft portions of reports describing methods, techniques, and documentation of data. Research and evaluate problem data and reports.

Project administration: Participate in project meetings, schedule, coordinate, and present training and orientation. Verify and document project activities. Keep records and calendars, establish and maintain tracking systems.

Required Qualifications

Basic knowledge of statistical and/or research methods, applications, and limitations.
Technical knowedge of the project subject matter sufficient to understand and interpret terminology.
Skill in data analysis so that problems can be recognized and corrective action suggested is required.
Human relations skills to communicate effecively in collection and verification of data, and in order to write and edit project documentation.
Ability to work as a part of a project team and to communicate verbally and/or in writing to draft written reports and participate in meetings, articulating ideas clearly with project staff and customers.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of computer programs using statistical analysis, spreadsheet, database, word processing or presentation graphics.
Organizational skills.
Problem solving skills.
Oral communications skills

Physical Requirements

Very Light Work - occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

License Requirements

None


Project Consultant

Description

Positions provide advanced level professional project analysis work that includes evaluating, advising and implementing project activities in the DNR. Summarizes and evaluates information; advises and implements in a project environment. Activities may be focused on singular or limited number of activities/programs (implementation, design, testing, etc.) and/or functional areas. Positions have responsibility for evaluating, advising and implementing project activities.

Project Analysis and Technical Support: Advises project staff on policies and procedures to implement the project's activities by identifying specific project parameters. Evaluates, develops, and directs special project activities including project scope and analyzes the magnitude of the project. Advises team members; acquires space, equipment and any other necessary resource for the project members/team; performs a comprehensive review of assigned project activities; and evaluates the success of project activities. Evaluates project findings of analysis to summarize recommendations for project management by preparing a report to management identifying and analyzing findings regarding program effectiveness and efficiency; identifying and justifying proposed changes in the program based on impact and cost effectiveness; identifying steps or means and time frame necessary to implement proposed program changes; recommendations in accordance with management; and presenting findings and recommendation report to project management. Conduct oral presentations on the project's progress to peer groups and other audiences; prepare and submit required reports; and prepare and submit the final project report.

Project Planning: Develops a preliminary plan of action to implement assigned project activities by analyzing the scope of work for investigation and corrective action; developing preliminary strategies; and determining the appropriate course of action. Develop a preliminary project plan by analyzing the scope of work for investigation and corrective action and develop preliminary strategies for the appropriate course of action.

Project Coordination: Coordinates project activities so that the objectives are met by implementing a detailed work plan to achieve the objectives of the project; developing and executing all cooperative agreements, contracts, and memorandums of understanding relating to the project; evaluating and providing suggestions on the work plans for peers performing complementary work to this project, including all quality assurance activities; managing the project budget; monitoring contractor and customer performance and progress; providing technical assistance to customer; reviewing and evaluating progress of project; comparing sampling methods and relationship to data; giving oral presentations on the progress on the project to peer groups and other audiences; preparing and submitting required reports; and preparing and submitting the final project report. Develop and execute consultant contracts.

Training and Evaluation: Develops mechanism to evaluate training needs of staff/clients by working with staff to establish surveys, focus groups and other methods to identify training desired; identifying target groups to participate in analysis; testing evaluation mechanism with pilot groups to determine effectiveness and efficiency; determining breadth and limits of
evaluation; and determining best method of delivering training. Trains customers so that project activities are effectively implemented by assessing their needs for training and technical assistance; designing and developing training and instructional materials; writing operational
guides/procedure/manuals and drafting information system policies as needed; evaluating the training available from outside vendors and recommending training materials and outside vendors; conducting special training sessions as needed; and preparing materials, documentation and specifications for equipment and software. Evaluate information requirements and develop alternative solutions and approaches; communicate alternative solutions; and conduct formal meetings. Perform a comprehensive review of assigned project activities; provide technical assistance; ensure objectives are met by implementing a detailed work plan and evaluate the success of project activities.

Required Qualifications

Two years of advanced professional experience in the project's related field.

Working knowledge of statistics and or research methods, their applications and limitation, sufficient to select and use procedures appropriate to problems and to interpret results.

Writing, editing and documentation of data and information sufficient to communicate ideas, represent information in narrative or non-narrative format.

Oral communication skills sufficient to lead public meetings, advise staff, and to influence stakeholders.

Technical knowledge of the project's subject matter sufficient to understand data, issues and terminology.

Skill in analysis sufficient to recognize data anomolies, problems, and correct or suggest corrective action.

Determine strategy and methodology for carrying out the study and development of proposals.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's degree related to project's field of study.

Leadwork experience.

Strong organizational skills.

Problem solving skills.

Physical Requirements

Very Light Work - occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

License Requirements


Project Consultant Senior

Description

Positions provide advanced professional technical expert work in project management and consultation for major projects in the DNR. Provides guidance, advanced specialized
technical expertise for a team doing evaluation, development, design, testing and/or implementation in a project environment. This is the technical expert for the project.

Project Management: Serves as the expert technical resource for other project and agency staff involved in the design and testing of project activities so that progress is maintained by using specific methodologies and techniques. Consults with and advises implementation staff during conversion/implementation to ensure that targets are being met and outcomes will be achieved through meetings and reports. Serves as principal analyst, consultant, and project liaison to design, direct and conduct comprehensive cross-agency studies of service delivery systems, and the interrelationships among system components by analyzing the flow of service delivery; and consulting with interdisciplinary team of task force members, consultants, and other staff in developing functional systems. Conducts a review and analysis of the financing of the program by developing prototype format for major sections of the guidebook; conducting cross-cutting financial studies on federal, state, and local components of agency's funding structures and programs; conducting an issues identification process encompassing everyone; and analyzing important topics of state-local fiscal relations. Negotiates and manages consultant contracts. Direct staff in project management activities.

Assessment and Evaluation: Evaluates effectiveness of current practices and recommend re-engineering when appropriate to ensure desired outcomes by using focus groups, brainstorming, and other data collection and analytical methodologies. Analyzes problems regarding activities, identifies source of problems and solves the problem to ensure desired outcomes by initiating modifications or redirecting the problem to another team for resolution.

Project Planning and Communication: Designs, directs, and conducts comprehensive and intensive "primers" on complex topics to provide project management with information for long-range organizational and systems restructuring and planning by conducting primary and secondary research on program financing, financial controls, program goals, and administrative interrelationships; establishing and facilitating ad hoc study and/or implementation teams to assist with design and data collection; ensuring broad-based participation and implement recommendations; analyzing procedural, financial, and structural barriers to fiscally efficient and programmatically effective delivery, including an analysis of the flow of service delivery and the interrelationship of system components; appraising and evaluating the desirability and feasibility of fiscal and program restructuring; and developing or directing the development of recommendations to the senior management team. Designs and develops concise "white papers" to inform the project management team on specific restructuring and other management decisions by conducting research to provide a comprehensive treatment to complex narrowly defined topics; establishing and facilitating ad hoc study and/or implementation teams to assist with study design and data collection and to ensure broad-based participation in the study; and developing options and recommendations to the senior management team. Develops detailed written installation work plans by identifying staffing types and quantities needed; types and quantities of consultants needed; need for project facilities and develops a plan to locate, select, and negotiate for appropriate facilities; and identifies equipment and supply needs. Coordinates stakeholder participation.

Required Qualifications

Three years of advanced professional experience in the projects related field, which includes project management experience as described above.

Technical knowledge of the project's subject matter sufficient to operationalize complex project activities; provide advice and guidance to project staff, suggest solutions and alternatives to problems unresolved by professional project staff, and evaluate the quality of project outcomes.

Ability to use project management principles sufficient to synthesize human and fiscal resources, conduct cost/benefits analysis, select from among a variety of methods and techniques to plan and measure project activities, time frames and outcomes.

Knowledge of statistics and/or research methods, their applications and limitation, sufficient to select and use procedures appropriate to problems and to interpret results.

Functional analysis and problem solving skill sufficient to distinguish between a problem's symptoms and causes, clearly define the problem or issue, develop solutions and alternatives, and design systems changes resolve the problem/issue.

Writing and editing skill sufficient to produce final reports for public distribution.

Human relations sufficient to coordinate consensus building and guide the expectations of customers, stakeholders and project staff, lead discussion groups, using a variety of communication styles, and understand the interrelationships of ongoing programs to project activities.

Skill in consensus building.

Ability to maintain effective long term relationships with stakeholders.

Ability to determine strategy and methodology for carrying out the study and development of proposals.

Desired Qualifications

Contract negotiation skill.

Prioritize among multiple demands for human and fiscal resources sufficient to administer and align these resources to accomplish the project's goals and objectives.
Comprehend the complex interrelationships between ongoing programs and project activities; between knowledge, information and data.

Physical Requirements

Very Light Work - occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

License Requirements


Project Specialist

Description

A Project Specialist position applies standard project methodology to summarize information resulting from the collection and analysis of data and its interpretation. It assists in the compilation of parts of major reports and/or compiles reports or information.

Planning, Development and Implementation: Develops and implements methods of communication to summarize project data and convert these data into more understandable information by writing, editing and soliciting information. Develops plan to evaluate the data collection methods used for the project by developing data control procedures; identifying and describing needs resources (e.g., database, clerical support, software, data entry, etc.). Provides technical assistance to project staff in the design and development of the project. Coordinates the work of others. Coordinates mailings and meetings. Plans, implements and evaluates focus group activity.

Customer Relations: Keeps appropriate individuals up to date on project's progress. Prepares and presents information at meetings; prepares and presents demonstrations of project outcomes for varied audiences.

Required Qualifications

Specific technical knowledge of the project's subject matter sufficient to determine the statistical and research requirements for reports or studies which meet project requirements.

Writing and editing skills sufficient to communicate information to a variety of audiences.

Oral communication skills sufficient to participate in project meetings and to provide information to other project staff and to customers.

Knowledge of computer programs using statistical analysis, spreadsheet, database or presentation graphics.

Skill in data analysis and interpretation.

Interpersonal/human relations skills sufficient to function effectively as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's degree related to project's field of study.

One year of work experience in project's related field.

Physical Requirements

License Requirements