Department of Administrative Services

Chief Of Services (1802VR)

$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, leads the financial, personnel, maintenance, and support services that expedite scientific research and examination in all laboratory and library buildings in New Haven and Windsor, at Lockwood Farm in Hamden, and on farms and forests in the state where experiments are performed.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Acts under the general leadership of the Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs staff in areas of personnel, payroll, purchasing, accounting, maintenance, library, grants, and others as assigned. May temporarily assume responsibilities for the Station in the absence of the Director and Vice Director.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Acts as Assistant Treasurer of the Board of Control and attends all meetings of the Board, being a resource for all policy decisions; is a member with Chief Scientists of Station Council that advise the Director on management matters; directs preparation, projection and execution of the State budget, the Federal and other non-State funds and contracts; directs purchasing, maintenance, and inventory of scientific as well as conventional equipment and supplies; performs or oversees personnel and payroll matters, including advising on bargaining with scientists and technicians and execution of all collective agreements with staff; directs maintenance and security of Station laboratory and library buildings, greenhouses, farm, heating plant, landscaped grounds, and station vehicles; must seek grants and extramural funding; develops, applies, and monitors a departmental grant and extramural funding program; performs work with the ethics, competence and thoroughness of a proven professional; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Experience in business management as evidenced by education or experience; thorough knowledge of public administration and accounting; administrative abilities in dealing with the public as well as clerical, maintenance, and other employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g. accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grants administrative, personnel, payroll, purchasing) at least one (1) of which must be an accounting function.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the general Experience must have been supervising professional level staff. For State employees, this is at or above the level of Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in public administration, business administration, or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

WORKING CONDITIONS

Health and stamina to perform administrative duties. Incumbents in this class 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

(04)-Business Management

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

VR 99

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

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

EFFECTIVE DATE

3/25/2011

CLASS: 1802VR; EST: 7/1/1993; REV: 3/25/2011;