Program Specialist II

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0785-9087
Job Family: EDU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 550


Under the direction of designated supervisor, provides program support, in a field of specialization, requiring an advanced understanding of the subject matter and its practical application.


  1. Participates 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 an advanced knowledge in area of specialization.
  4. Plans, develops and implements methods and techniques of informing/educating, in coordination with program staff; develops topics, writes news releases and 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 and implementation of grant proposals.
  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. Master’s degree in academic discipline, appropriate to the field of specialization
  2. Three to five 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.

Date Revised: 9/13/99