PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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 state statutes.
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; may conduct research and publish results; 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
Has a national reputation in a field of scientific research encompassed by the Station; has published a substantial number of high quality, peer-reviewed research papers; understands thoroughly the technique and philosophy of experimental science; has considerable administrative ability in dealing with scientists and the general public; understands the state of the scientific arts being investigated at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ph.D. or equivalent and ten (10) years of experience in research, and a demonstrated excellence in administration.
1. Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
2. 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
This replaces the existing specification for the same classification in Salary Group VR 99 approved June 18, 1981. (Revised Examples of Duties section)