In the Department of Education, this class is accountable for directing the operations and activities of an Education Division or the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used in one of the following capacities:
Directs the operations and activities of an Education Division.
Acts as Assistant Superintendent of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner or Chief of Educational Services.
Directs staff of division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff, budget and operations of an education division, internal administration and management division or the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System;
Coordinates, plans and manages division activities;
Develops comprehensive long- and short-term goals and objectives which support educational initiatives and agency mission;
Participates and makes recommendations in review and formulation of agency policy, exercises general supervision over various forms of educational programs and services offered by the state to local school authorities, professional organizations, certain lay groups and individuals;
Exercises general supervision over internal management policies and programs as offered to local school authorities, professional organizations, other state agencies and State Department of Education staff;
Acts as consultant with respect to these programs and services;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws of bureaus;
Oversees fiscal operations of bureaus;
Prepares and presents reports before the State Board of Education;
Evaluates and assesses staff performance;
Serves as a member of the Commissioner's Senior Leadership Team;
Responds to inquiries from the Governor, federal, state and local educators concerning education initiatives and programs of bureaus;
Maintains statewide responsibility for all bureau programs and activities and represents agency and state in related activities as required;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
philosophy and methods of education, with emphasis on educational administration and management;
objectives and purposes of educational programs within area of specialty;
principles of professional management;
public school administration;
principles and techniques of budgetary preparation and fiscal management;
oral and written communication skills;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
An earned advanced degree and eleven (11) years of professional experience in the field of education or related areas.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity in the oversight of the development or administration of an educational bureau, system, operation, school or service.
Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for a major program. Position will have supervisory responsibilities but the emphasis should be on management activities defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and/or monitoring a budget.
For state employees, this experience is interpreted at the level of an Education Bureau Chief.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A 092 certificate (Intermediate Administrator), or 093 certificate (Superintendent), or Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Leadership, or an Ed.D. (Doctorate in Educational Leadership) may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
An advanced degree and five (5) years of managerial experience in the oversight of the development or administration of an educational bureau, system, operation, school or service may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
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 Education Division Director 1 in Salary Group MP 73 approved effective May 20, 2020. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007