Department of Administrative Services

Agriculture Bureau Director (0305MP)

$49.38-$67.33 Hourly / $3,950.20-$5,386.02 BiWeekly /
$103,100.00-$140,575.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Agriculture this class is accountable for planning, organizing, directing and controlling bureau programs and staff.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs staff of a Bureau.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Directs staff and operations of a Bureau;
  • Coordinates, plans and manages Bureau activities;
  • Formulates program goals and objectives;
  • Develops policies and procedures;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations;
  • Evaluates staff;
  • Prepares and monitors Bureau budget;
  • Prepares proposed legislation and regulations;
  • Maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the Bureau who might impact on program activities;
  • Appears before legislative and professional groups;
  • Prepares correspondence and reports;
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • May testify at hearings on matters pertaining to the Bureau;
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • technology and research pertaining to the Department of Agriculture;
  • Knowledge of
    • agricultural programs, such as farming, shellfish, livestock and/or soil and water conservation;
    • advertising and promotional techniques related to agricultural resources;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
    • organizational and planning skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) years of experience in one or more of the following: agricultural land and resource management such as agricultural production, farmland preservation, soil and water conservation and/or the shellfish industry; regulation and inspection of agricultural programs; and/or marketing agricultural products and activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  • College training in agriculture, animal science, business, public health, public policy or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's Degree.
  • A Master’s Degree in an agriculture related program, business, public health or public policy may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.
  • A Doctorate in veterinary medicine may be substituted for six (6) years of the General Experience.
NOTE: Education may only be substituted for a total of six (6) years of the General Experience.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(14)-Inspection-Investigation

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 67

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agriculture Bureau Director in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective May 18, 2012. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/22/2022

CLASS: 0305MP; EST: 4/6/1990; REV: 4/21/2022;