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Community Planner II
 
JOB CODE:105693
 
PAY GRADE:2190
 
SALARY RANGE:$34,820 - $48,199
 
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. Community Planner II is distinguished from Community Planner I by a greater level of experience and education, as well as authority and responsibility exercised. Work is evaluated through the Performance Management Appraisal System (PMAS). Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Serves as a liaison and works with other providers/organizations participating in or obtaining knowledge of the Ryan White Program. Coordinates, designs, implements and provides technical support to all aspects of the East Baton Rouge Ryan White Part A Program; develops data collection instruments. Maintains complete and accurate records; conducts program research and ensures that the preparations of mandatory, operational and statistical reports are factual and comply with federal regulations. Researches and identifies funding sources and reviews grant proposals. Assists in evaluating and monitoring studies, needs assessment and focus group projects in collaboration with East Baton Rouge Parish Ryan White Part A programs. Assists with developing study protocols, preparing project budgets and quarterly progress reports. Presents study findings at local and national meetings; attends the Mayor's HIV/AIDS Task Force meetings. Provides leadership and coordination of programs; may promote public awareness on issues relevant to the community. Responds to questions and explains processes to clients and citizens as needed. Performs site visits periodically. May supervise lower level staff.
 
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 or lead lower level 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
Bachelor'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.