This is administrative work in which the incumbent serves as director of a division within a medium- sized agency, department, or institution having a bureau level. Work involves formulating, directing, and managing the operations of a division through subordinate personnel. Incumbent exercises authority in establishing objectives, standards, and control measures for programs which are moderate in scope and in impact. Incumbent also oversees policy in own area of authority and provides input into other phases of operation; coordinates activities; and provides assistance and guidance. Work is subject to infrequent review through conferences and reports to an administrative superior.
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Performs all functions and exercises authority necessary in administering the operations of a division.
Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of a division through branch managers and other subordinate personnel.
Interprets, formulates, recommends, and/or implements policies, rules, and regulations as necessary.
Serves as liaison between an administrative superior and the various branches of the division.
Ensures coordination of activities of the division with other divisions within the agency.
Directs or assists in fiscal accounting and budgeting activities.
Formulates, develops, and/or approves budget requests and expenditures.
Gives administrative leadership to all phases of program within the division.
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.
Commits resources to projects with prior administrative approval.
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 Mississippi 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;
Five (5) years of special experience defined below, two (2) years of which must have been in line or functional administrative or advanced supervision.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
Six (6) years of special experience defined below, two (2) years of which must have been in line or functional administrative or advanced supervision.
Employment must have been in an administrative, professional capacity in an area of work related to the functional responsibility of the division in which the position exists. In those divisions where registered specialists provide the primary source of functional and technical knowledge for planning and accomplishing the mission of the division, 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.Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Performs various administrative and supervisory duties involved in directing the activities of a specific division within an agency.
2. Provides technical expertise.
3. Acts as liaison between unit and other departments and agencies. Employment Type: Full-Time