Program Representative


UCI Series Concepts -- UCI SIZE-NEUTRAL SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES

Class Specifications - D.10
Program Representative III (6452) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Program Representative II (6453) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Program Representative I (6454)

October, 1975 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL MARCH 1995


SERIES CONCEPT

Under the general supervision of a Specialist, or higher level 
Program Representative, performs the full range of implementation 
duties for classes and programs offered to the general public; 
and performs other related duties as required. Implementation of 
classes and programs by incumbents in this series requires full 
knowledge of the professional goals of the department, specific 
subject matter and audience characteristics and requirements as 
they affect class and program administration. This series is also 
appropriate for use where incumbents have responsibility for 
planning and developing individual classes and programs, but 
without responsibility for the long-range educational policy and 
content review found in academic positions.

Incumbents implement new and repeat classes and programs, with 
responsibility for deciding upon the best location, time, sequence; 
select instructors from approved lists; maintain liaison with the 
community and professional groups to determine the need and 
effectiveness of classes and programs; participate in the evaluation 
of programs and teachers; recommend revisions, additions and 
deletions to established programs and class offerings; and may 
oversee related clerical services.

As a class or program planner, incumbents independently develop 
ideas for individual classes and programs based on consultation
with professional groups, analysis of community needs, matters 
of topical interest, and an investigation of current literature 
in the field; contact appropriate faculty to discuss possible 
programs in terms of format and content; draw up implementation 
plans and budget for academic approval; and may oversee related 
clerical services.

Related duties that may be assigned include: recruiting and 
screening instructors and speakers for classes and programs; 
selecting class and program topics and materials; investigating 
and evaluating new facilities and locations for classes and 
programs; and maintaining liaison with governmental agencies 
and affiliated institutions. 

Positions in this series are distinguished from positions in the 
Program Assistant series in that the majority of time is spent 
in class or program implementation, rather than performing or 
supervising clerical duties related to these activities.

CLASS CONCEPTS

Program Representative III

Incumbents have continuing responsibility for implementing the 
most complex class programs, typically requiring the 
assistance of lower level Program Representatives. This class 
is also used where incumbents have a major and continuing 
responsibility for class or program planning and development, 
but without responsibility for the long-range educational 
policy and content review found in academic positions.

Program Representative II

Incumbents implement classes and programs of average complexity 
and oversee related clerical detail. This class is also used 
where incumbents have limited or infrequent responsibility for 
planning and developing classes and programs of limited scope 
and complexity, involving a determination of subject matter 
content and need.

Program Representative I

Incumbents implement classes and programs of limited scope and 
complexity, where the guidelines are clear and variety limited. 
While some duties may be clerical in nature, the majority of 
time is spent in class or program implementation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Program Representative III

Graduation from college and three years of related experience; or 
an equivalent combination of education and experience; and 
knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance 
of the duties assigned to the position.

Program Representative II

Graduation from college and two years of related experience; or 
an equivalent combination of education and experience; and 
knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance 
of the duties assigned to the position.

Program Representative I

Graduation from college and one year of related experience; or 
an equivalent combination of education and experience; and 
knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance 
of the duties assigned to the position.