Department of Administrative Services

Chief Agricultural Scientist (40 Hour) (1551VR)

$0.00-$478.93 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
$1.00-$999,999.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, oversees the activities of and assumes the responsibilities for a Department at the Station and stimulates research in a field of agricultural science, administers such regulatory laws as required by state statutes. Performs extremely complex analyses, examinations, or highly original research.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Acts under the general leadership of the Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Designates research problems, leads and evaluates the research of scientists within a group. Assigns technicians, Research Assistants, seasonal assistants, and other employees of a lower job classification. May temporarily assume responsibilities for the Station in the absence of the Director and Vice Director.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Leads the activities in a Department at the Station, and advises the Director directly or through Station Council; maintains liaison with State and Federal officers and with citizens as required by the mission of the Station; brings to bear unusual distinction and insight in the pursuit of research on basic and applied scientific problems; accurately analyzes, interprets, and conveys results to scientists and the general public; writes papers and articles for peer-reviewed journals; aids colleagues in preparing reports; selects and trains scientists, technicians, and office workers; addresses meetings of citizens of the State, and answers questions brought by citizens; must seek grants and extramural funding; develops, applies, and monitors a departmental grant and extramural funding program; performs work with the high ethics, competence and thoroughness of a proven professional; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Administrative abilities in dealing with scientists and the general public; outstanding achievement in research or service as demonstrated by a substantial number of peer-reviewed publications that show a high order of skill, creativity, and originality; a nationally recognized authority in a field of science; possesses superior knowledge in great demand by the general public; serves as a resource for members of several departments by providing advice and experimental expertise to help solve important problems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ph.D. or equivalent and ten (10) years of experience in significant and productive research or analysis and its management.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Health and stamina to perform administrative duties. Incumbents in this class may be required to interact frequently with stakeholders; may occasionally be required to lift heavy objects, such as standard laboratory equipment and/or trays/boxes of glassware; may be exposed to some risk of injury from such hazards as broken glass, chemicals, and toxic or disease-carrying substances.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Unclassified

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(17)-Laboratory/Scientific Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

VR 99

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Chief Agricultural Scientist in Salary Group VR 99 approved July 1, 1993. (Revised to modify Examples of Duties)  

EFFECTIVE DATE

3/25/2011

CLASS: 1551VR; EST: 4/1/1952; REV: 3/25/2011;