In the Department of Agriculture this class is accountable for planning, organizing, directing and controlling bureau programs and staff.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture.
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;
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;
related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
ability to apply management principles and practices;
and research pertaining to the Department of Agriculture;
agricultural programs, such
as farming, shellfish, livestock and/or soil and water conservation;
advertising and promotional
techniques related to agricultural resources;
oral and written
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
(1)-Officials And Administrators
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.
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