AH30 - Program Assistant
General Nature of Work:
Provides technical and professional services in a program area of a state agency.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is the class for entry-level and developmental-level professional work that is performed to accomplish the agency's primary mission. This class is also used for employees who are fully capable of performing the less technical or specialized professional service delivery duties.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Provides assistance in the establishment of new programs or the modification of existing programs.
Conducts surveys and studies of problems and needs; makes recommendations to appropriate officials.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the status of assigned program area(s).
Reviews, evaluates and reports on assigned program area.
Provides technical assistance to staff, management, the public and other governmental entities.
Takes and processes routine program requests from customers.
Supervises employees as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to the area of employment.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A high school diploma and relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A high school diploma and two years relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.
MUSC Physical Requirements: