This is professional administrative work in which the incumbent serves as director of a small branch within an agency. Work involves formulating, directing, and controlling the operations of a branch through section heads and other subordinate personnel. Incumbent establishes objectives, standards, and control measures for programs which are limited in scope and in impact. Incumbent also determines policy in own area of expertise and provides input into other phases of agency operations. Internal and external contacts are made to provide and exchange information, coordinate activities, and provide assistance and guidance. Work is subject to infrequent review through conferences and reports by the division director or board administrator to whom the incumbent reports.
Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of a branch through section heads and other subordinate personnel.
Formulates policies, rules, and regulations as necessary.
Ensures coordination of activities of the branch/department with other branches/departments within the agency.
Assists in directing fiscal accounting and budgeting activities.
Assists in approving budget requests and expenditures.
Provides administrative leadership for all phases of programs within the branch.
Maintains effective public relations with other state agencies and the public, including interpretation and advocacy of agency policy.
Recommends appointment/termination of personnel as needed.
Provides training and assists lower-level personnel in their work.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
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;
Four (4) years of experience in the special experience defined below, one (1) year 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;
Five (5) years of experience in the special experience defined below, one (1) year of which must have included line or functional administrative or advanced technical supervision.
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED);
Nine (9) years of experience in the special experience defined below, one (1) year of which must have included line or functional administrative or advanced technical supervision.
Employment must have been in an administrative, professional capacity in an area of work related to the functional responsibility of the branch in which the position exists. In those branches where registered specialists provide the primary source of functional and technical knowledge for planning and accomplishing the mission of the branch, the incumbent may also be required to be registered and experienced in that profession. Work experience must have included supervising and coordinating a variety of functions.
Related education and directly related special experience as defined above may be substituted on an equal basis, except there shall be no substitutions for the required one (1) year of experience which must have included line functional administrative or advanced technical supervision.
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Provides administrative leadership and advanced technical assistance in support of program objectives.
2. Coordinates activities of branch with other branches, departments, agencies, and/or outside organizations.
3. Supervises, coordinates, and reviews the work of lower-level personnel.
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