PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Education this class functions as an assistant to a Division Director or Bureau Chief.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a managerial level class directly supervising Education professionals and paraprofessional classes and other support staff in an educational services bureau.
1. Directs, coordinates and evaluates operations and activities of a unit in an Education division or bureau.
2. This class is not intended to be used in administrative areas such as Information Technology, Human Resources, Fiscal, Equal Employment, Communications and other related administrative functions.
Receives administrative direction from an Division Director, Bureau Chief or other administrative official of a higher grade.
Supervises professional, administrative, technical or support staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs the staff and operations of a unit within a Education division or bureau; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates unit goals and objectives which support educational initiatives and agency mission; assists in developing budget; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of unit who might impact on educational program activities; assists in development of educational division or bureau policies and procedures and drafting of statutes and regulations; directs development of unit management systems to provide more effective functioning; directs complex research and planning activities; participates in total quality management and/or improvement activities; prepares comprehensive written or oral reports; evaluates staff; manages special projects assigned; may direct preparation of division or bureau strategic plan; may direct development and maintenance of performance measures and standards for all departmental functional units; may serve as assistant to the Division Director or Bureau Chief; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of philosophy and methods of education with emphasis on educational administration and management; knowledge of objectives and purposes of educational programs within area of specialty; knowledge of principles and techniques of budgetary preparation and fiscal management; knowledge of principles of professional management; knowledge of public school administration; ability to plan, organize and direct work of a large scale educational program; decision making ability; ability to prepare and present clear and concise written and oral reports; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with departmental professionals and administrators, administrative staff or higher education institutions, local school systems, other state and federal agencies, businesses, industry and labor; administrative ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
An advanced degree and seven (7) years of professional experience in the field of education or related areas.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
An appropriate combination of education and professional experience as determined by the Appointing Authority.
Incumbents in this class in certain areas may be required to possess an appropriate certificate issued by the State Board of Education.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group MP 61 approved February 3, 1998. (Revised to modify Organizational Level)