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05732 08 ST A3 C 755-03 06/28/2019
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05/23/2006 05732


DEFINITION: This is professional managerial work directing the development and implementation of statewide alcohol education and prevention programs. An employee in this job directs, through subordinate supervisors, the development, implementation, and evaluation of alcohol education and prevention programs to prevent alcohol-related problems. In the Education and Prevention Services Division, work involves directing the development and implementation of services to prevent underage drinking, impaired driving and other alcohol related problems. In the Responsible Alcohol Management Services Division, work involves developing, awarding and monitoring grants for alcohol education and prevention; managing the Responsible Alcohol Management Program through the training of licensees, certification of contractors, and education of the RAMP requirements; and inspecting licensees to ensure compliance with state laws and regulations of the PA Liquor Code. Supervision is exercised over Alcohol Education Specialist Supervisors. Work is assigned in the form of broad goals and objectives, and the employee exercises considerable freedom in determining specific goals, objectives and program priorities. Work is reviewed by the Bureau Director through reports and conferences for attainment of program goals and objectives, and program effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Manages the activities of various statewide alcohol prevention programs for the Education and Prevention Services Division.

Manages the activities of the statewide Responsible Alcohol Management and Certification programs for the Responsible Alcohol Management Services Division.

Develops, analyzes and recommends policy and procedures for projects, grant initiatives, or regulations.

Approves alcohol service curriculums specific to legal requirements and Responsible Alcohol Management Program certification.

Approves the certification of independent trainers who conduct training programs for servers of alcohol at licensed establishments.

Researches, develops and implements new or innovative methods and techniques useful in training programs and technology.

Develops data collection methods to report on prevention program activities, and evaluates and analyzes statistical data to formulate conclusions and recommend program alternatives.

Provides technical assistance and guidance to staff, school districts, university professionals, law enforcement organizations, non-profit organizations, and others.

Analyzes proposed legislation for impact on State and local alcohol prevention as it relates to underage and high risk drinking.

Writes legislative proposals based on program developments.

Serves on committees, task forces, and work groups.

Conducts public speaking as keynote speaker at local, State, and national events for the purpose of preventing alcohol related problems.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with representatives of various government agencies, health organizations and institutions, professional associations, and the general public.

Interprets rules, regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and objectives of the organization for subordinates.

Travels to various work sites to present alcohol educations programs and to provide assistance to other organizations.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

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

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.

Knowledge of management principles and practices.

Knowledge of the principles of effective supervision.

Knowledge of the principles and methods applied to collecting, reviewing, analyzing and interpreting statistical data.

Knowledge of the methods of prevention, detection, and treatment of disease conditions relating to the use and misuse of alcohol.

Knowledge of current health problems associated with alcohol related behaviors and diseases.

Knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices in the field of public health pertaining to the development of alcohol preventive health programs.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret statistical and narrative data.

Ability to interpret policies, legislation, rules, and regulations impacting policies related to the service and sale of alcohol or underage and high risk drinking.

Ability to analyze the impact of legislation on school health programs or the hospitality industry and recommend changes to departmental policies and legislation.

Ability to apply laws, rules, regulations, and policies that impact public health issues relating to underage and high risk drinking.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: One year as an Alcohol Education Specialist Supervisor;


Four years of professional experience in the development and implementation of an alcohol education and training program which included at least one year of supervisory experience;


An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes one year of supervising employees who develop and implement an alcohol education and training program.