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Community Planner III
 
JOB CODE:105696
 
PAY GRADE:2220
 
SALARY RANGE:$40,308 - $55,796
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Human Development and Services
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs professional work in community enrichment activities. Work involves preparing, organizing, coordinating and implementing community based planning projects in order to promote community involvement in education, physical health, disabilities and community partnerships while assuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations and guidelines. Work also involves representing the department and the City-Parish in a variety of community organizations and leading the effort to deliver City services and information to the public. Assists in the development of policies and administrative procedures and serves as a section leader and primary contact person for the grantor, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Community Planner III is distinguished from Community Planner II by their leadership roles. Work is evaluated through the Performance Management Appraisal System (PMAS). Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Supervises the daily program operations of grant management by the Ryan White Grant Administration staff; including determining staffing patterns, recruitment, assignments and evaluations in accordance with City-Parish and department regulations and procedures. Evaluates and monitors studies, needs assessment, applications and focus group projects in collaboration with East Baton Rouge Parish Ryan White Part A programs. Works closely with consultants, contracting agencies and other organizations to ensure contract compliance. Prepares and reviews project budgets and progress reports; researches and identifies funding sources. Reviews and approves invoices submitted by providers; manages and reviews all aspects of data. Constructs agenda and facilitates Ryan White provider and quality management meetings; provides technical assistance to the Mayor's HIV/AIDS Task Force, including committees as assigned, and presents study findings at local and national meetings. Identifies, analyzes and resolves program issues involving the management and operation of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements; manages the request for proposals. Gathers information and creates lesson plans related to quality management to facilitate/teach information to the Quality Management Committee, The Ryan White Advisory Council, providers, consumers, etc. Promotes public awareness on issues relevant to the community; places public notice ads in the newspaper.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices of grant management. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of community planning. Knowledge of the local, state and federal policies, regulations and procedures regarding grant programs. Knowledge of the principles and practices of technical report writing. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language used to prepare reports and communicate effectively with others. Skill in the operation of modern office equipment and in the use of standard computer applications. Ability to deal effectively with volunteers and clients to facilitate satisfactory working relationships. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies and the general public. Ability to utilize a computer to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information and to prepare technical, oral and written reports. Ability to present technical information clearly and in an interesting manner to various groups and the general public. Ability to supervise and motivate personnel. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in social work, counseling, public health, public administration, health care administration or a related field, and one year experience in community planning.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
May require typing or other computer software skills.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.