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The Department of Higher Education (DHE) Program Specialist is responsible for statewide coordination of all post-secondary DHE activities, including providing technical assistance and assuring

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Typical Functions:

Maintains record-keeping systems on program data and statistics; prepares and distributes agency program reports. Prepares outreach and promotional materials, including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and flyers. Serves as program representative for various initiatives and public relations activities, including fundraisers and community events. Plans, coordinates, and implements grants education and training programs for postsecondary local coordinators, administrators, and other interested parties by arranging training sites, conducting training, and preparing educational material for distribution. Provides statewide training and technical assistance on program education and program development. Researches, develops and prepares educational materials and conducts workshops designed to educate the public. Assures compliance with conditions of programs by monitoring and analyzing agreements, contracts, grants, expenses, and activities, ensuring compliance with federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and policies; advises senior management of problems and makes recommendations for corrective actions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to related federal and state programs. Knowledge of administrative analysis and statistical techniques as applied to organizational and management problems. Knowledge of community and state resources. Knowledge of computer programs. Ability to monitor the effectiveness of programs and services. Ability to prepare oral and written information and reports. Ability to communicate to a diverse group of people. Ability to analyze data, prepare reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, information technology, accounting, economics, finance, financial management, or related field; plus three years of experience in grants/contracts management or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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