Senior Services Program Assistant I

County Of Maui
Part Time, Temporary $3,318 Per month HI 2065 Main St Skybridge Classroom, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States


Performs subprofessional technical work in planning, organizing and coordinating the activities of any one, or a combination of, the County's comprehensive programs for the elderly; supervises lower level personnel; and performs other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Senior Services Program Assistant series of classes are characterized by their responsibility to perform subprofessional technical work in support of program specialists and involves planning, organizing, and coordinating the implementation of one or a combination of the County's programs for the elderly. The nature of the work involved does not require the full application of professional level knowledge, philosophy, theories, and practices.

Level I:  This level is distinguished by its responsibility for planning, organizing, and coordinating assigned program activities for one or more senior congregate sites on the island of Maui.

Examples of Duties

The following are examples of duties and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class. The omission of specific duties statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position and are consistent with the class concept.

  • Assists in program planning for any one, or a combination of, programs for the elderly such as the nutrition program, outreach program, and leisure program;
  • Conducts surveys and establishes contacts with program participants in order to gather information to determine levels of interest and areas of need;
  • Assists in the coordination of services and activities with other public and private agencies in order to promote support for program activities;
  • May participate in recruiting for filling vacancies within a specific senior services program area;
  • Orients, trains, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff and/or volunteers;
  • Monitors the consistency and quality of meals, meal operations, and supportive services;
  • Evaluates program operations to ensure maximum efficiency of time, resources, equipment, and supplies;
  • Assists higher level staff in the scheduling of personnel and other assignments;
  • Initiates supply and equipment requests;
  • Recruits instructors to provide classes and workshops such as ceramics, hula, and other types of leisure activities;
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates social, recreational, and educational activities for program participants;
  • Regularly evaluates and monitors the effectiveness and quality of the activities and services offered;
  • Oversees the maintenance of the grounds, buildings, and equipment of one or more congregate meal sites;
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures for utilization of facilities and equipment at a senior center or other congregate meal sites;
  • May participate as a member of an interdisciplinary case management team for the frail and vulnerable elderly;
  • Serves as a resource speaker, facilitator or trainer upon request;
  • Attends required meetings, workshops, and training;
  • Performs other related duties.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Training and Experience:

Level I:          A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of experience which shall have involved programs or services dealing with the special needs of the elderly or other target group individuals. The work performed shall have included interviewing, counseling, organizing activities and/or providing information, referral and outreach.

License Requirement: Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license (equivalent to State of Hawaii Type 3).

Knowledge of: the characteristics and needs of the elderly; objectives of the senior services programs; pertinent functions of County, State, and Federal agencies; community resources pertaining to the elderly; interviewing techniques; public relations; principles and practices of supervision; use of standard office machines and equipment, including personal computers, peripheral equipment, and software applications.

Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons possessing a wide range of educational and work experience backgrounds, agency employees, representatives of community groups, and the general public; plan, assign, coordinate, schedule, and direct the work of others; interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare various reports and correspondence; speak effectively before groups; use a personal computer.

Health and Physical Condition:

Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Effort Grouping:      Light

Supplemental Information

 Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions.


If you have never applied for a job using the NEOGOV system, you must create an account.  You will need a username, password, and working email address to create your account. Your detailed work history is required on the application. A resume submitted in lieu of an application will not be sufficient. Furthermore, "See resume" is NOT an acceptable response under the "Work Experience" section. An application containing this response may be deemed incomplete. Applications may be rejected if they are incomplete.


The above examination is being given on an open-competitive basis to establish an eligible list which shall be effective for not more than one year unless extended by the Director of Personnel Services.


The County of Maui does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, arrest and court record, assignment of child support, national guard participation or any other basis covered by state or federal laws governing non-discrimination

Pre-Employment/Post-Offer Drug Screening Test: All applicants, who will enter a safety sensitive position or certain designated categories that the Personnel Services Director has established or who are required by law to be drug tested must pass a pre-employment/post-offer drug screening test as a condition of employment. There is no retesting or re-evaluation process. Cost for the drug screening test shall be borne by the County of Maui.

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