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05731 07 ST A5 C 755-07 06/28/2019
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08/22/1997 05731


DEFINITION: This is supervisory and professional work in the field of alcohol education, abuse prevention, and information program services in the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB).

An employee in this class supervises Alcohol Education Specialists responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of alcohol education, abuse prevention, and information program services available through the PLCB. Supervision may involve one or multiple program areas in Central Office and/or in regional sites. Work involves developing and implementing projects, surveys, and studies in alcohol education, abuse prevention, and information. Employees assist the Director, Bureau of Alcohol Education, in planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating statewide activities to ensure goals and objectives are met within established agency guidelines. Work is assigned in the form of overall program goals and objectives. The employee exercises considerable freedom in planning, scheduling, and completing the work, with performance reviewed through conferences, reports, and effectiveness of program quality.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans, assigns, and directs the work of Alcohol Education Specialists and clerical support personnel in the delivery of specialized alcohol education informational programs and services.

Reviews, evaluates, and provides recommendations relevant to new alcohol education informational programs and services proposed by agency and external sources.

Identifies, evaluates, and develops opportunities, programs, and projects which meet bureau and agency objectives; assists the Director in the development and implementation of programs and services to meet these objectives. Develops, oversees, and implements projects, surveys, and studies in alcohol education, abuse prevention, and information.

Identifies potential funding sources and in-kind services which enhance, promote, and/or support bureau and agency objectives; solicit and prepare proposals, applications, and submissions for same.

Reviews and evaluates current programs, projects, and/or services, making recommendations to enhance quality and effectiveness.

Represents the agency at various national, state, and local events and meetings by fielding questions, staffing the portable information display, and making speeches and presentations.

Represents the agency before various statewide professional associations, organizations, and task forces concerning alcohol education program objectives.

Coordinates statewide programs and outreach efforts with advocacy groups, other state agencies, and local drug and alcohol groups.

Oversees the development of informational initiatives including public displays, video packages, and related publications.

Performs supervisory duties including planning, organizing, scheduling, and assigning work to subordinates; evaluating employee work performance and preparing and signing employee Performance Evaluation Reports; receiving/resolving employee grievances; interviewing/recommending prospective employees for employment; receiving/reviewing leave requests, approving or disapproving as appropriate; evaluating/recommending training needs; interpreting rules, regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and objectives of the program for subordinates; and interpreting contractual or administrative rights for subordinates.

Employees in this class may participate in the performance of their subordinates work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles and practices of alcohol education and prevention program planning and development.

Knowledge of Pennsylvania laws concerning alcohol.

Knowledge of modern basic principles and practices of management and supervision.

Knowledge of evaluation techniques to determine the effectiveness of an informational program targeted to basic and postsecondary education.

Ability to plan, organize, and assign work to subordinates; evaluate their performance; and read and interpret collective bargaining contract language and personnel rules and procedures applicable to the work they perform.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.

Ability to speak effectively in public.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, superiors, subordinates, state and local government officials, educators and school administrators, alcoholic beverage industry groups, business and civic groups, and the general public.

Ability to develop, analyze, evaluate, and coordinate alcohol education program plans and operations.

Ability to travel to remote sites to represent the agency's alcohol education initiatives to various groups.

Ability to write and edit informational materials and to develop other types of educational media such as video packages and exhibits.

Ability to learn and utilize various electronic data processing equipment, electronic systems, and computer software packages.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Two years as an Alcohol Education Specialist;


Three years of professional experience in the development and implementation of a general alcohol education and training program; and graduation from a four year college or university;


Any equivalent combination of experience and training which affords the applicant the required knowledges, skills, and abilities.