Program Specialist I-Alternative Modes City of Alameda
- City of AlamedaProgram Specialist I - Alternative Modes
Applications taken through Oct 01,2004 Nature of Position The Program Specialist I (Alternative Modes) performs a variety of detailed, specialized work related to the administration of the City�s alternative transportation (paratransit, bus, car pool, ferry, electric vehicle, bike and pedestrian) programs. Activities include staffing of the citizen committees, monitoring specific program elements, data gathering and analysis, developing grant applications, developing and implementing public information campaigns and monitoring minor construction and consultant contracts. Incumbents of this position perform specific program and technical assignments of a well-defined and limited nature. The current vacancy is in the Public Works Land Development and Transportation Division. Example of Duties Participates in the design and implementation of programs and activities; collects and interprets data and prepares reports; prepares and reviews contracts; evaluates proposals for funding; prepares documents for grant applications and administration; administers programs (both in-house and outside Consultants) to ensure compliance with applicable regulations; monitors project progress compliance with applicable regulations; provides technical assistance to other divisions, departments, organizations, citizens� groups and business; reviews budget and expenditure reports and monitors labor and procurement activities; interprets and applies government regulations; provides direction and coordinates related support staff work activities. Minimum Requirements To be considered, applicants must possess the following entrance requirements. Possession of the entrance requirements does not assure a place on the Eligible List. This is a competitive examination where a candidate�s performance in the examination will be judged in comparison with the performance of other candidates. NOTE: The Eligible List created from this exam may be used to fill similar positions, if the need should arise. Education Any combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college with major course work in public administration, transportation, planning, economics or a related field. Experience One (1) year of work experience with transportation programs. Knowledge OF the principles and practices of activities, administration and program techniques, regulations and grants as related to community development, public and non-profit administration Ability TO perform both complex and routine administrative work with speed and accuracy; interpret and apply established policies, procedures and codes; interpret and apply complex governmental regulations; establish and maintain accurate records; plan, administer and evaluate work programs; interpret and analyze information; draw valid conclusions and project consequences of decisions and recommendations; prepare studies and reports concerning complex matters; set priorities, meet deadlines and make sound decisions on a variety of matters; communicate effectively and have the ability to work cooperatively with employees and the general public. Other Selected positions may require possession of a valid State of California Driver�s License and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Selection Process PART I
A review of all applications to identify those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for acceptance into the exam. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee acceptance into the selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed City Application Forms.
An evaluation and selection of a limited number of candidates who are determined best qualified based on the applications and supplemental questionnaires, to continue in the exam. Failure to submit all required documentation will eliminate candidates from consideration.
A Job Related Qualifications Appraisal Interview (weighted 100%). A brief Written or Practical Exercise may be conducted in conjunction with the Qualifications Appraisal Interview. The Panel will conduct a comprehensive review of each candidate's technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position. Candidates receiving a score of 70% or more will have their names placed on an Eligible List. The five (5) names highest on the list are certified to the department(s) having vacancies. Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment. Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate based on the earliest application date. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted and may include a credit check. Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head. Federal law requires that, prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, such as driver�s license, original Social Security card, US passport, or appropriate INS forms, etc.
Veteran�s Preference Credit is available to any individual who has been honorably discharged or is a current reservist who served on active duty for at least 18 consecutive months within 5 years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran�s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
AGENCY SHOP: Employees in this classification, as a condition of employment, must agree to union membership or payment of an "in lieu" service fee or equivalent contribution to a designated charity.
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