Mid-East Commission
1385 John Small Avenue
Washington, NC  27889

Phone: 252.946.8043
Toll Free: 1.800.799.9194
Fax: 252.946.5489




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Family Caregiver Resource Specialist

Mid-East Commission Area Agency on Aging with offices located in Washington, North Carolina serving a five county region, is seeking a qualified individual with education and experience in the areas of social work, gerontology, assisting caregivers in gaining access to services; coordinating respite services, care management, facilitating support groups, caregiver training, and human services to fill the position of FAMILY CAREGIVER RESOURCE SPECIALIST.  Principal responsibilities will be in the areas of:  advocacy, planning, outreach, information and assistance, caregiver assistance, training, education, monitoring, research, resource development, and successful operation of various programs in aging and long-term care policy development and implementation.  Work includes independent professional work in the administration of programs under the National Family Caregiver Support Program.  A complete job description will be sent upon request.  Deadline for receiving applications is 5:00 pm, Friday, July 1, 2016.  Applicants should complete a Mid-East Commission application and an application can be obtained from the Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin and Pitt County NCWORKS Career Centers.  Send completed Mid-East Commission application to Area Agency on Aging Director, Mid-East Commission, 1385 John Small Avenue, Washington, NC 27889. Relay numbers for the hearing impaired: 1-800-735-2962 (TTY) and 1-800-735-8262 (Voice). Auxiliary aids available upon request for individuals with disabilities. The Mid-East Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be willing to reside in the region (Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin, and Pitt Counties). Committed Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.



General Statement of Duties

Performs difficult professional planning duties for the COG.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class works in the Planning, Economic Development, and Community Services Department. Under the supervision of the Department Director, this employee performs professional planning work for the COG. Work primarily includes coordination of Rural Transportation Planning Organizations (RPO’s), as well as conducting planning, water quality, land use, open space, and zoning assistance to the COG members. Work requires thorough knowledge of the planning field and is characterized by independent judgment and initiative in the performance of duties. Work is performed primarily in an inside environment. The employee may serve as a lead worker or project manager. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Director of Planning, Economic Development and Community Services and is evaluated through conferences, observation, reports, progress on projects, and feedback from the clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

  • Serves as Coordinator of a Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO), overseeing the implementation of the RPO’s Planning Work Program, which includes working with planners, economic developers, administrators, and elected officials for member communities; coordinate with NCDOT on development and implementation of Comprehensive Transportation Plans; serve as liaison between various NCDOT branches and RPO members.
  • Conducts and participates in planning, land use, water quality, and zoning studies; gathers data on residential and commercial annexation requests according to statutory and local ordinance requirements; documents services and benefits; drafts feasibility reports.
  •  Researches statutes and local ordinances regarding zoning; studies site plan drawings; provides technical assistance to member agency staffs.
  • Serves as a technical advisor and makes presentations to the various planning and zoning boards for completed projects; makes presentations to elected officials.
  • Develops recommendations on code and zoning ordinances as assigned; conducts research on ordinances; reviews and drafts ordinances that are consistent with local philosophy and practices.
  • Conducts public meetings; facilitates input; provides technical guidance.


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