Oversees all activities of and assumes leadership responsibilities for The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
Appointed by, serves, and reports to the Board of Control of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes 22-79 through 22-83.
Directs the activities of all departments of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs policy on scientific research and general direction that research will follow;
Approves all publications and grant proposals;
Maintains liaison with state and federal legislators, administrators in other state agencies, officers and staff, and with groups of Connecticut citizens;
Addresses legislative committees and meetings of citizens of the state;
Administers such regulatory laws as needed within statutory authority;
Directs budget and personnel policy of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station;
Gives oral and written reports to the legislative committees and the Governor per state statutes or regulations;
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;
May conduct research and publish results;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
National reputation in a field of scientific research encompassed by the Station;
and thorough understanding of the technique and philosophy of experimental science;
and understanding of the state of the scientific arts being investigated at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
Considerable administrative ability in dealing with scientists and the general public;
Ability to publish a substantial number of high-quality, peer-reviewed research papers.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ph.D. or equivalent AND ten (10) years of experience in research with a demonstrated excellence in administration.
Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Health and stamina to perform administrative duties. Incumbents in this class may be required to interact frequently with stakeholders; may be required to occasionally 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
(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 Director, Agricultural Experiment Station in Salary Group VR 99 approved March 25, 2011. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section. Reviewed for content.) Final No. 23-292