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The work involves responsibility for planning, organizing, and overseeing comprehensive planning, and financial administration activities for the Syracuse Onondaga County Youth Bureau. This is administrative, supervisory work designed to meet two (2) objectives of the Youth Bureau: plan, implement, and oversee state mandated comprehensive planning for youth services and to oversee the funding, accounting and auditing of contractual agreements and municipal projects for provision of services to youth. General supervision is exercised over a small number of professional level and clerical subordinates. The Executive Director of the Youth Bureau exercises general supervision over the work of an employee of this class. Does related work as required.


Administers the comprehensive planning process for youth services by conducting needs assessment, data collection, identification of community resources and services, and the development of priorities, objectives and strategies for delivery of services to youth.

Oversees financial affairs by supervising the process of funding municipal and contract agencies as well as the accounting for funds received and spent.

Plans, coordinates and oversees research, statistical analysis, and grantsmanship, for the Youth Bureau.

Conducts research and assists in the development, writing, and submission of grant applications for New York State Division for Youth funds and other state and federal grants.

Supervises subordinate staff who participates in comprehensive planning and financial administration activities.

Administers the budget and all financial activities of the Youth Bureau. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal processes including budgeting.

Good knowledge of principles and practices of administration.

Good knowledge of principles and practices of administrative supervision.

Good knowledge of principles and practices of program planning and needs assessment.

Working knowledge of grants applications and writing principles and practices.

Ability to supervise in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to administer research, planning and financial activities.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. 02950 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


One (1) year of permanent competitive class status as a Research Technician II; or, two (2) years of permanent competitive class status as an Accountant I.

Open Competitive:

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree and three (3) years of professional level experience or its part time equivalent, in research, planning and evaluation of programs, accounting, or financial management; or,

B) Seven (7) years of paraprofessional or professional level experience, or its part-time equivalent, three (3) years of which must have been in a professional level capacity as defined in (A) above; or,

C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).


Successful completion of graduate semester credit hours from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university in business or public administration, accounting, or a field closely related to either (A) policy development/planning/or administration or (B) financial management may be substituted for work experience as follows: Thirty (30) graduate semester credit hours may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience; sixty (60) graduate semester credit hours may substitute for two (2) years of work experience.

2/85 Revised Review Date: