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Chief Program Development (Internal AAO)
$69,076.00 - $78,305.00 Annually

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Within RIDOT as the SHA Internal Affirmative Action Officer (AAO), to be responsible for the total planning, program development and research for the various programs of the department, for the purpose of coordinating the programs within the department and with other departments and agencies, improving present programs and creating new programs to provide better services to the people of the state in the most effective and efficient manner possible; and to do related work as required.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: As required, may supervise and review the work of a professional and clerical staff assigned to assist.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Within RIDOT as the SHA Internal Affirmative Action Officer (AAO), to be responsible for the total planning, program development and research for the various programs of the department for the purpose of coordinating the programs within the department and with other departments and agencies, improving present programs and creating new programs to provide better services to the people of the state in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

To be responsible for the development of programs with regard to the identification of the population to be served, needs and priorities, resources available, planning and implementation of the program and evaluation.

To act as a liaison between the director and his division heads in coordinating all planning and programs, and to assist in developing their ideas for new programs or to suggest possible programs to them.

To coordinate current and proposed programs with other state departments when a program requires the cooperation of these departments. To act as a liaison for the department with local governments and community groups in order to coordinate programs, gain their assistance or assist them in initiating, developing and implementing projects.

To be responsible for evaluation of existing programs and to develop plans for their expansion, modification or elimination in view of changing needs, the availability of state and/or federal funds and recent advances in ideas and methods.

To be responsible for following national and state legislation and interpreting their provisions with regard to their effect on the financing of departmental programs and on the development of new programs within the department.

To participate in the preparation of requests for federal grants.

To draft reports and review material for the director with regard to program development. To do related work as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Education: Such as may have been gained through: possession of a Master's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, one of the Social Sciences, or a closely related field; and

Experience: Such as may have been gained through: employment in a responsible capacity involving program development in a field of human service. Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The Chief Program Development for the State Highway Agency (SHA) Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Program, shall serve as the Affirmative Action Officer Internal (AAO) for RIDOT for accomplishing the objectives required by 23 CFR 230, Subpart C Appendix A Part II, Section II A (2) and B(2). The Internal AA Officer for RIDOT is responsible developing, implementing and monitoring the SHA equal opportunity and affirmative action program.

I. General. The State Highway Agency's (SHA) internal program is an intergral part of the agency's total activities. It should include the involement, commitment and support of executives, managers, supervisors and all other employees. For effective administration and implementation of the EEO Program, an affirmative action plan (AAP) is required. The scope of an EEO program and an AAP must be comprehensive, covering all elements of the agency's personnel management policies and practices. The major part of an AAP must be recognition and removal of any barriers to equal employment opportunity, identification of problem areas and of persons unfairly excluded or held back and action enabling them to compete for jobs on an equal basis. An effective AAP not only benefits those who have been denied equal employment opportunity but will also greatly benefit the organization which often has overlooked, screened out or underutilized the great reservoir of untapped human resources and skills, especially among women and minority groups.

II. Administration and implementation.The head of each State Highway Agency is responsible for the overall administration of the internal EEO program, including the total integration of equal opportunity into all facets of personnel management. However, specific program responsibilities should be assigned for carrying out the program at all management levels.

A. State Highway Agency Affirmative Action Officer (Internal). The head of the SHA will appoint a qualified Affirmative Action (AA) Officer (Internal EEO Officer) with responsibility an authority to implement the internal EEO program.

B. Responsiblities of the Affirmative Action Officer. The responsibilities of the AA Officer should include, but not necessarily be limited to: a. Develop the written AAP. b. Assisting managers and supervisors in collecting and analyzing employment data, identifying problem areas, settings goals and timetables and developing programs to achieve goals. Programs should include specific remedies to eliminate any discriminatory practices discovered in the employment system. c. Handling and processing formal discrimination complaints. d. Designing, implementing and monitoring interal audit and reporting systems to measure program effectiveness and to determine where progress has been made and where further action is needed. e. Reporting, at least quarterly, to the head of the SHA on progress and deficiencies of each unit in relation to agency goals.

Considerable experience is desired in public sector civil rights programming, administration or enforcement; program development. Excellent analytical (quantitate and qualitative), organization, time-management and communication skills (written and verbal) are desired as well as interpersonal relationship-building skills, creative thinking and management skills. Experience with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Access and Power-Point is preferred.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.apply.ri.gov

Posted on: Friday, June 09, 2017
This listing expires on: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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