Program Specialist I

Payroll Title: UCP VI
Class Code: 0671-9086
Job Family: EDU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 546


Under the direction of designated supervisor, provides program support, in field of specialization, requiring a moderately advanced understanding of the subject matter and its practical application.  Incumbents in this position are expected to work with a fair amount of independence, but within the goals and objectives established by the supervisor.


  1. Assists in the planning, development, design implementation and evaluation of activities to achieve program objectives.
  2. Conducts studies, collects necessary data evaluates information and prepares analytical reports related to program specialty.
  3. Serves as resource for staff and others regarding program information and techniques, requiring a moderately advanced knowledge in area of specialization.
  4. Plans, develops and implements methods and techniques of informing/educating, in coordination with program staff; may develop topics, prepares information designed to communicate and interpret information to the public and others.
  5. Is responsible for the successful completion of individual projects.
  6. May conduct workshops and seminars to instruct, inform and/or train others in the area of specialization.
  7. May be responsible for various administrative duties as assigned.
  8. If applicable to the program, may assist in advising students regarding course selection and development of independent study projects.
  9. May participate in the planning, development and implementation of grant proposals.
  10. May represent the program or department to external groups.
  11. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in academic discipline appropriate to the field of specialization or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Two to four years professional experience related to program specialization.
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of the program specialty area appropriate to department to be served, and proven ability to apply a range of concepts, techniques and practices to carry out technical program objectives.
  4. Proven ability to evaluate and produce reliable results, problem-solve and trouble shoot problems.
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  6. Class 02 driving license if required by program being served.

Date Created: 3/93