Project Specialist-4-H Life
|Title:||Project Specialist-4-H Life|
Number of Vacancies: 1
Employment Status: part-time, temporary
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 08, Step 1-9
Salary: up to $62, 150.00
Date: September 2, 2013
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC
Brief Description of Duties
The Project Specialist reports directly to the Director of the Center for 4-H and Youth Development, which is one of the land-grant centers of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). The Project Specialist designs, implements, and coordinates research and community education initiatives that advance technological and operational innovations to improve the quality of life of the District of Columbia. These may include program initiatives that change attitude and behavior of youth with incarcerated parents. Key areas of responsibility include program design, oversight, assessment and the coordination and integration of relevant extension activities (CES) within CAUSES.
The Project Specialist carries out day-to-day activities in close collaboration with the Director of the Center for Center for 4-H and Youth Development and the Associate Dean of Land-grant Programs to ensure alignment of all initiatives with the strategic objectives of CAUSES. The incumbent must be a team player, work effectively and efficiently with diverse internal and external constituencies, perform all duties with a high degree of independence and initiative, communicate effectively, work well under pressure of deadlines and be familiar (or familiarize themselves) with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of CAUSES, UDC, and program sponsors.
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant area. Master’s degree preferred.
- At least four (4) years of correctional facility work experience.
- Knowledge of policies and procedures within the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service.
- Knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of various Federal and District agencies providing grant funding to the unit or the ability to acquire such knowledge rapidly.
- Solid skills in Microsoft Office Software (Word, Outlook, Excel).
- Highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent follow-through skills.
- Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and principles for assessing and improving program effectiveness.
- Ability to enter, analyze, and interpret data.
- Ability to perform with some degree of independence and confidentiality, where required.
- Ability to contribute technical and administrative inputs in conformance with various training programs.
- Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changes in the work process.
- Ability to exercise good judgment in working cooperatively with university officials from other agencies, colleagues, peers and the general public.
- Ability to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with unit and division personnel, university officials and staff, external clients and vendors and community in general.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles of office management of modern office procedures, systems and equipment.
Information to Applicant
Condition of Employment: This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.
Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.
Employment Benefits: Selectee is not eligible to participate in the University’s benefits plan.
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This opening is closed and is no longer accepting applications