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<br />DEPARTMENT SPECIALIST 4 <br /> <br /> Classification #: 013 <br /> FLSA: Non-Exempt <br /> EEOC:06 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: <br />Performs a variety of specialized administrative support duties and advanced clerical, including <br />coordination of administrative details for various projects and programs; coordinating newsletters and <br />reports; conducting independent research; responding to routine communications, inquiries, and issues <br />on behalf of the department head or administrator; confidential correspondence; manages the <br />administration of a department or agency-wide continuing project(s) or program; performs other <br />related work as assigned. <br /> <br /> <br />SUPERVISION RECEIVED: <br />Works under the general oversight of a program manager or Department Head, who assigns work, <br />establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness through the analysis of <br />performance, reports and conferences. <br /> <br /> <br />SUPERVISION EXERCISED: <br />Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of positions in this classification; however, may <br />exercise lead direction over other clerical or office staff. <br /> <br /> <br />DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: <br />The Department Specialist 4 is the senior level in the series. Incumbents provide support to a <br />Department Head or act as an administrative project manager over department or agency-wide <br />projects or programs. <br /> <br />The Department Specialist 4 is distinguished from Department Specialist 3 by the performance and <br />accountability as an administrative project manager, or breadth in senior administrative support and <br />authority. <br /> <br /> <br />EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: <br /> (Duties may include, but are not limited to the following.) <br />May perform any of the duties of the DS 1, DS 2 or DS 3 classes in this job series, but distinguished <br />by a primary focus on the duties listed below. <br /> <br /> <br />1.Provides executive-level support to a Department Head, including performing extensive and <br />complicated statistical and legal research on technical or administrative issues with <br />department-wide impact; developing reports, summaries, and recommendations based on <br />research; and formulating and conducting special surveys to determine feasibility of possible <br />new programs and services. <br /> <br /> <br />