Class Code:  04020

 

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

HUMAN RESOURCES ENTERPRISE

 

PROGRAM PLANNER 1

 

DEFINITION

Performs trainee level professional program planning work of limited technical scope and depth using principles, methods, and practices which are well established in the planning profession; performs related work as required.

 

The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions.

 

WORK EXAMPLES

Develops tentative plans for a project of limited scope; conducts required studies of the physical, social, and/or economic factors which must be considered in a project or operating plan.

Learns agency programs, policies, and operating procedures.

Prepares graphs, charts, and other types of data utilized in specific projects.

Researches files, technical literature, reports, etc., for material pertinent to program area assigned.

Gathers, analyzes, and presents factual information.

Reviews material prepared by other agencies for study purposes.

Correlates, adjusts, and corrects statistical data.

Analyzes financial records and related documents and provides fiscal management of federal and state funding programs.

Prepares data summaries and basic drafts of supporting material for inclusion in specific project reports.

Carries out the basic aspects of review and evaluation of project proposals submitted by agencies requesting technical or financial assistance under established programs.

Evaluates, organizes, and formulates program information and statistical data into factual reports.

Applies specific knowledge of agency programs to standardized practices and procedures utilized in the planning profession.

Applies general knowledge of geography, economics, public health, political science, engineering, sociology, or public administration to task assignments in the planning process.

Learns to recognize prominent trends and patterns in the program areas assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Knowledge of principles, techniques, current trends, laws, policies and programs concerning state, local, and community development.

Knowledge of the various methods of financing local and state services and related projects.

Knowledge of State or local budget, accounting, and auditing policies, rules and procedures.

Knowledge of the functions and organization of local and state government.

Knowledge of environmental, social, and other problems affecting development of local and state human and physical resources and projects.

Ability to interpret and apply agency policies.

Ability to learn agency program content, policies, and procedures.

Ability to plan work, think conceptually, observe and evaluate trends, analyze data, draw logical conclusions, and make sound decisions and recommendations.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Ability to speak before public and private groups.

Ability to analyze financial and budgetary data.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other people.

Ability to meet customer needs in a consistently helpful and courteous manner.

Ability to work cooperatively with others as part of a team.

Ability to apply personal work attitudes such as honesty, responsibility and trustworthiness required to be a productive employee.

Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Refrains from dishonest behavior. 

Works and communicates with all clients and customers providing quality professional service.

Displays a high level of initiative, effort, attention to detail and commitment by completing assignments efficiently with minimal supervision. 

Follows policy, cooperates with supervisors and aligns behavior with the goals of the organization.

Fosters and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, group identity and team spirit throughout the organization. 

Exchanges information with individuals or groups effectively by listening and responding appropriately.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree;

OR

an equivalent combination of education, and experience equal to four years of economic, environmental, social, or health care program planning work (at the local, regional, state, or national level) requiring knowledge in the following: program content, related community resources, user problems, and program/treatment methods as demonstrated by one of these types of work: program counselor; program administrator; program trainer; technical assistant or program consultant;

OR

employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the experience equal to eighteen months of full-time work as a Planning Aide.

 

 

SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION

For designated positions, the appointing authority, with Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise prior approval, may request those applicants possessing a minimum of twelve semester hours of education, six months of experience, or a combination of both or a specific certificate, license, or endorsement in the following areas:

 

025       fluency in the American Sign Language system

063       business

075       minority studies OR community organization/indigent or disadvantaged neighborhoods

107       criminal justice

122       PC business applications

146       disabilities

179       emergency medical services

185       epidemiology

187       energy

190       emergency preparedness

208       financial management (accounting, auditing, budgeting, economics, finance)

209       student loan/financial aid administration

210       finance

216       financial aid programs

230       geographic information systems (GIS)

244       gerontology

274       health planning

277       history

292       hospital/health care statistics and reimbursement

304       museum operations

319       international trade

341       job development

353       law

406       mass communications (writing, editing, layout, design and publishing of printed media)

409       personal computers

450       natural resources

595       regional planning

596       refugee resettlement services

656       social work

658       integrated solid waste management

663       substance abuse programs

709       transportation planning

731       urban planning

754       volunteer coordinator

863       ability to speak Spanish fluently

866       ability to speak and write Spanish fluently

868       telecommunications project management

915       women’s studies and programs

 

For designated positions, the appointing authority, with Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise prior approval, may request those applicants possessing a minimum of twelve semester hours with emphasis in the following area:

 

192       economic development

 

For designated positions, the appointing authority, with Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise prior approval, may request those applicants possessing a minimum of six months of experience in the following area:

 

064       Medicare – elderly services

 

For designated positions, the appointing authority, with Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise prior approval, may request only those applicants who possess the following:

 

252       certification by the national crime information center (NCIC)

 

Applicants wishing to be considered for such designated positions must list applicable course work, experience, certificate, license, or endorsement on the application.

 

 

Effective Date:  07/11BR