Bureau Director I
State of Mississippi 27 reviews - Mississippi

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This is administrative work in which the incumbent serves as director of a multiple-division bureau within a large agency, department, or institution. Work involves formulating, directing, and controlling the operations of a bureau through division directors and other subordinate personnel. Incumbent establishes objectives, standards, and control measures within the context of broad, general policy guidelines for program having significant statewide impact. Incumbent also determines major departmental policy and provides input into other significant agency operations. Contacts outside the immediate agency require tact and diplomacy in discussing important and controversial subject matter. Work is subject to infrequent review by the Executive Director through conferences and reports.

Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Performs all functions and exercises full authority necessary in administering the operations of a multiple-division bureau.

Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of a bureau through Division Directors and other subordinate personnel.

Formulates policies, rules, and regulations as necessary.

Serves as liaison between the Executive Director and the various divisions of the bureau.

Ensures coordination of activities of the bureau with other bureaus within the agency.

Directs fiscal accounting and budgeting activities.

Approves or recommends budget requests and expenditures.

Gives administrative leadership to all phases of programs within the bureau.

Maintains effective public relations with other state agencies and the public, including interpretation and advocacy of agency policy.

Approves or recommends appointment of personnel as needed.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;


Seven (7) years in the special experience defined below, three (3) years of which must have included line or functional administrative or advanced technical supervision.


A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;


Eight (8) years in the special experience defined below, three (3) years of which must have included line or functional administrative or advanced technical supervision.

Special Experience:
Employment must have been in an administrative, professional capacity in an area of work related to the functional responsibility of the bureau in which the position exists. In those bureaus where registered specialists provide the primary source of functional and technical knowledge for planning and accomplishing the mission of the bureau, the incumbent must also be registered and experienced in that profession. Work experience must have included supervising and coordinating a variety of functions.

Documentation Required:
Applicant must attach a valid copy of his/her certification or registration, when applicable.

Essential Functions:
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Supervises the activities of professional, technical, and supporting staff in performing specific agency functions or services.

2. Performs a variety of administrative tasks dealing with fiscal management, strategic planning, legal compliances and required reports related to the agency.

3. Serves as liaison to agency officials and personnel, other public and private agencies, and/or the general public.

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