Characteristics of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is supervisory and administrative work involving responsibility for a department within a major state agency or institution. Incumbents in this classification are responsible for planning, promoting, coordinating, and directing the activities of the division or department over which they have supervision.
The work includes giving general and specific directions to employees through division or unit heads, or other staff members; performing general administrative functions relating to preparation of budgets, allocation of administrative funds, maintenance of records, and control of expenditures, purchasing of supplies and equipment, maintenance of time and cost, and other statistical records; maintaining proper relationships between departments; establishing and maintaining uniform procedures and standards of operation; approving correspondence and reports; and making recommendations for improving efficiency of the agency, division, or department. The work is generally performed within the framework of federal and/or state laws and regulations with considerable latitude of independence in making decisions as to organization and operating procedures.
Examples of Work:Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans and gives general direction to activities for which responsible through the issuance of directives and orders to subordinates.
Reviews proposed changes in policies and procedures affecting the operation of the division or department.
Coordinates the activities of the various units supervised.
Maintains liaison with other agencies, divisions, or departments of state and federal government.
Reviews the administrative budget and helps control the expenditures of administrative funds.
Approves and maintains uniform procedures and standards of operation.
Consults and advises administrative superiors on matters relating to agency, division, or department operations.
Approves budget requests and expenditures as they relate to the division or department.
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;
Two (2) years of experience in the special experience defined below.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
Three (3) years of experience in the special experience defined below.
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma);
Seven (7) years of related experience of which three (3) years must have been in the special experience defined below.
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma), related education, and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis, except there shall be no substitution for the three (3) years of special experience defined below.
Employment must have been in an administrative, professional capacity in an area of work related to the functional responsibility of the unit in which the position exists. In those units where registered specialists provide the primary source of functional and technical knowledge for planning and accomplishing the mission of the unit, the incumbent must also be registered and experienced in that profession. Work experience must have included supervising and coordinating a variety of functions.
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.Plans, coordinates, supervises, and participates in the activities for a department within a state agency or institution.
2.Performs administrative duties relating to the operation and organization of the department and/or program.
3.Supervises staff in the direction and performance of activities.
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