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Under direction, incumbents are responsible for the Corpsmember Development Program at Corps Center locations or the Training Academy; and perform other related work.
Incumbents develop and coordinate corpsmember education, literacy, training and career development programs; recruit and hire corpsmember development volunteers; coordinate corpsmember recreation programs and activities; supervise and train corpsmember development staff and volunteers; teach, direct, counsel, and discipline corpsmembers; develop, monitor and evaluate curriculum effectiveness; provide written reports and evaluations; manage the corpsmember development budget; maintain and secure State property used by corpsmember development programs. Incumbents may be assigned other administrative tasks to assist during disaster relief operations and may act in the capacity of the Conservation Administrator I in his/her absence.
Possession of a valid California Commercial Driver's License, Class B. (Applicants who do not possess the license will be admitted to the examination but must produce evidence of the license prior to being considered for appointment.)
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a two years of experience for one year of education basis.) and Either I Experience: Two years of experience in performing corpsmember development duties as a Special Corpsmember or a Conservationist I or II in the California Conservation Corps.
Experience: Two years of administrative or supervisory experience in a youth developmental, educational or training program.
Experience: Two years of experience in an educational program teaching high school level or above, developing and coordinating program curriculum, developing and coordinating community resources and services, negotiating educational contracts.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of community college and adult education programs; techniques used in teaching and counseling youth; recreational and social activities appropriate for youth from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; good oral and written communication skills; basic education assessment needs, leadership development, career development, substance abuse prevention; conservation principles and practices; and fiscal and personnel management.
Ability to: Plan, organize and direct the work of others; recruit, hire, and retain volunteer staff; coordinate and supervise volunteers, recreation programs, and physical training; facilitate the integration of the Corpsmember Development Program with the California Conservation Corps work program; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with governmental agencies and private sector organizations; analyze educational needs and monitor participation and progress; introduce diverse and relevant curriculum/education materials; manage an educational budget and instructor contracts; organize and maintain operation of a library and/or learning center for corpsmembers; apply leadership and creativity in the development and implementation of a Corpsmember Development Program; demonstrate skill in teaching young adults and in motivating and inspiring them to establish and achieve personal goals; analyze situations and take effective action; keep records and prepare reports; teach reading and writing skills to corpsmembers; counsel young adults in substance abuse prevention; and read and write effectively.
Willingness to work for extended periods, occasionally in primitive facilities, and sometimes isolated from communities; willingness to work odd and irregular hours; demonstrated aptitude for and willingness to teach and work with young people in regard to their personal, social and literacy development; willingness to set an example for young people by attitude, ability, knowledge, attention to detail and pride of work; willingness to respond to emergency operations throughout the State and be assigned tasks such as agency representative, recreational coordinator or support services coordinator.