Characteristics of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is managerial and/or administrative work in which the incumbent serves as director of a multiple division bureau within a very large agency, department, or institution. Work involves formulating, directing, and controlling the operations of a bureau through division directors and/or highly specialized professional and technical personnel.
An incumbent exercises authority in establishing objectives, standards, and control measures within the context of broad, general policy guidelines for large programs having significant statewide impact. The 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 may include, but are not limited to the following:
Gives administrative leadership to all phases of programs within the bureau.
Conceptualizes new procedures that provide more efficient operations and better internal control; assigns to subordinate division directors to implement.
Confers with division directors and/or other personnel to discuss issues or resolve problems.
Reviews and approves completed staff assignments to assure work has been performed according to instruction and policy.
Plans, directs, and coordinates technical assistance and training to agency members.
Directs fiscal accounting and budgeting activities.
Approves or recommends budget requests and expenditures.
Establishes educational goals and objectives for efficient administration and operation of the divisions within the bureau.
Serves as a liaison between the executive director and the various divisions within the bureau.
Provides references and resources for instructors to assist in the performance of their job.
Assigns staff and contract workers to perform task necessary to support schools.
Provides technical assistance to schools as necessary to ensure improvement of student and educator performance.
Implements corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental problems.
Conducts, monitors, and interprets research projects or special studies as requested by executive director.
Maintains effective public relations with other state agencies and the public, including interpretation and advocacy of agency policy.
Represents the bureau on committees, councils, or at meetings as assigned.
Approves appointment of personnel as needed and delegates responsibilities to them.
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 experiences which demonstrated the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
A Master's Degree from an accredited four year college or university;
Eight (8) years in the special experience defined below, four (4) 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;
Nine (9) years in the special experience defined below, four (4) years 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 bureau in which the position exists. In those bureaus where registered specialists provide the primary sources 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.
Applicant must attach a valid copy of his/her certification or registration, when applicable.
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of a bureau through division directors and/or various specialized professional and technical personnel.
Ensures that various offices within the Mississippi Department of Education are in compliance with state law, federal law, and state board polices.
Provides general guidance through subordinates to local schools, vocational and technical schools, rehabilitation centers, and program administrators regarding program plans, development, implementation, and evaluation.
Works with educators to implement innovative strategies to improve education for all students.
Develops and implements policy regarding enforcement of state and/or federal laws, rules, and regulations.
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