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Under direction, incumbents supervise corpsmember development staff and direct the Corpsmember, Orientation, Motivation, Education, and Training (COMET) Program and Corpsmember programs at Corps Center locations; and do other related work.
Incumbents supervise corpsmember development staff and plan, organize, and carry out programs of corpsmember education, literacy, training, and career development; recruit and hire corpsmember development volunteers; select and contract for persons to teach adult basic education and other corpsmember development elements; coordinate corpsmember recreational programs and activities; supervise and train corpsmember development staff, volunteers, and contract staff involved in corpsmember development and training; supervise residential programs and residential security; teach, direct, counsel, and discipline corpsmembers; investigate and document corpsmember complaints and corpsmember discipline infractions; develop curriculum; monitor and evaluate curriculum effectiveness; provide written reports and evaluations; establish and develop working relations with local educational institutions, colleges, and high schools; write grant proposals; manage the corpsmember development budget; maintain and secure State property used by corpsmember development, training, and residential programs. Incumbents may serve as the District Alcohol and Drug Program Advisor; may be assigned other tasks to assist during disaster relief operations; and may act in the capacity of the Conservation Administrator I, II, or District Director in his/her absence.
Possession of a valid Commercial driver license, Class B. (Applicants who do not possess the license will be admitted to the examination but must secure the license prior to appointment.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college (four-year degree). [Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on the basis of two years of experience for one-year (30 semester units) of education.] and Either I Experience: One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Corpsmember Development Coordinator, California Conservation Corps.
Experience: Two years of experience in the California state service performing corpsmember development duties as a Conservationist II, California Conservation Corps.
Experience: Two years of lead 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, and negotiating educational contracts.
Knowledge of: Personnel and business management and contracting policies and procedures; the California Conservation Corps' mission, policies, procedures, and rules; principles and practices of supervision; community college and adult education program; alternative education techniques; techniques used in teaching and counseling young adults; recreational, physical training, wellness, and social activities appropriate for young adults from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; good communication skills; basic educational assessment needs; leadership development; career development; substance abuse prevention; conservation principles and practices; residential security issues; budget management, fiscal record keeping, and personnel management; a supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
Ability to: Maintain a healthy and safe working and living environment; plan, organize, and effectively supervise the work of others; manage multiple priorities; meet performance goals; recruit, hire, and retain volunteer and contract staff; coordinate and supervise volunteers, recreational 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/educational 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 corpsmember development and training programs; 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; communicate effectively; effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.
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 adults 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.