Sample Position Descriptions
Alcohol/Drugs Program Coordinator
(also has criminal justice system, motorcycle, fatigued, aggressive and distracted driver program responsibility)
General Summary of Function/Purpose of Position
This position serves as the single statewide resource person to assist managerial and program staff regarding impaired driving (defined as alcohol and drugs), motorcycle safety, fatigued, aggressive and distracted driver programs for the State Highway Safety Office (SHSO). The position responsibilities include long- and short-term program planning, grant development and budget development and oversight. Duties also include conducting monitoring and providing technical assistance to grantees. Position makes periodic presentations representing the SHSO at local, State and national highway safety meetings and conferences.
Independently plan and prepare the impaired driving, motorcycle, fatigued, aggressive, and distracted driver programs based on research, data, State and national priorities for the SHSO. 30% of time
- Provide overall guidance and direction to the impaired driving, motorcycle safety, fatigued, aggressive and distracted driver programs.
- Review and evaluate professional journals, publications, reports and literature reviews dealing with impaired driving, motorcycle safety, fatigued, aggressive and distracted driver issues.
- Determine project activities including design, analyze, test, implement and measurement of projects/grants.
- Design policies, strategies and guidelines to resolve the identified impaired driving, motorcycle, fatigued, aggressive, and distracted driver problems.
- Facilitate the review and approval of highway safety grant development plans and strategies.
- Evaluate data and conduct problem identification on a statewide basis in the impaired, motorcycle, fatigued, aggressive, and distracted driver area.
- Network with Federal, State, and local agencies and the criminal justice community to maintain a broad base of current knowledge and remain up to date with the latest technology and best practices.
- Serve as staff resource person to respond to requests from the general public, media and legislature on impaired driving, motorcycle, fatigued, aggressive and distracted driver issues.
Independently plan and prepare the assigned program area sections of the Highway Safety Plan, as well as other incentive funding plans, based on research and interviews with traffic safety professionals at the State, regional and national levels. 25% of time
- Review grant proposals and concepts that apply to the highway safety plan based on problem identification.
- Conduct needs assessments to determine specific problems and priorities to be addressed through grant programs.
- Develop countermeasure strategies targeted at resolving problems indicated by the identification process.
- Develop an evaluation component to measure project outcomes.
- Review grant applications and provide input on changes or revisions necessary to comply with State and Federal requirements.
- Approve final applications for implementation after determining the objectives and activities are consistent with goals stated in the State Highway Safety Plan.
- Manage all aspects of the grant administration process including site selection, development, budgeting, implementation and on-site monitoring.
- Conduct and lead network meetings with appropriate State and local partners to gain input in the grant development plans.
- Pursue and create new partnerships and design new grant activities with State and local agencies as new problems and priorities are identified through the needs assessment process.
- Provide problem solving and technical assistance to grantees throughout the grant period.
- Review and approve financial reimbursement requests as submitted by grantees.
Enhance the role the criminal justice and adjudication communities in working with the SHSO. 20% of time
- Serve as office liaison and expert between the criminal justice and adjudication networks and the SHSO.
- Facilitate communication and participation in traffic safety related activities among the criminal justice and adjudication networks and the SHSO.
- Actively work with the criminal justice and adjudication networks to pursue grant opportunities and partnerships.
Independently conduct monitoring and evaluation of grant programs to determine if they are impacting the problem and using resources in both an effective and efficient manner. 20% of time
- Analyze operational and financial methods to ensure that the SHSO grant requirements are followed.
- Evaluate implementation of program activities to determine effectiveness in terms of achievement of objectives.
- Design program policies and procedures to correct identified deficiencies.
- Evaluate successful methods in achieving program objectives and make technical application of these methods in other grant programs.
- Maintain weekly/monthly contact with grantees throughout the grant period, via telephone, e-mail, and personal meetings to ensure program effectiveness.
Manage and direct special projects as assigned by the Grant Development Manager or Division Director. 5% of time
- Present information regarding the SHSO program initiatives at the local, State, and national levels.
- Advise the SHSO staff on information gained from highway safety meetings and conferences.
- Represent the SHSO at local, State, and national highway safety meetings and conferences.
- Direct the development of committees, task forces and working groups to address emerging impaired driving, motorcycle safety, fatigued, aggressive or distracted driver issues.
- Direct the preparation of grant applications for additional Federal funding in the impaired driving, motorcycle safety, fatigued, aggressive and distracted driving areas.
- Serve as Regional Liaison for the SHSO to provide oversight for thirteen counties within the west region of the State during the development, implementation and monitoring of Safe Community grant programs.
- Serve as the SHSO Regional Liaison for the assigned Traffic Safety Committees, and serve on the Executive Committee.