Director V

State of Mississippi Montgomery, AL
Characteristics of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions

This is administrative work with responsibility for serving as head of a division or department within state government. The work includes formulating plans and directing the operating functions through division or unit heads, or other staff members. Incumbents serve as liaison between state and federal authorities; recommend needed regulations, policies, and procedures necessary for proper administration of the division, department, or agency; approve appointment of such personnel as may be necessary to perform the work; confer with advisory committees and cooperate with federal and state officials in carrying out cooperative program; direct the preparation of and approve budget requests and administrative expenditures; and approve maintenance of fiscal controls and expenditures. Responsibilities also include interpreting laws, rules, and regulations as they apply to the agency, division, or department, and maintaining effective public contact with legislative bodies, state and federal officials or agencies, and the general public.

Examples of Work:Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Administers programs for which responsible through subordinate directors, department heads, and unit supervisors.

Formulates plans, policies, and procedures for carrying out specific programs within a department.

Serves as liaison with other agency, division, or department officials.

Coordinates activities of the division, department, or agency with other government units.

Recommends needed regulations, policies, and procedures for proper administration of program.

Directs fiscal accounting and budgetary activities.

Gives administrative direction to and approves all phases of the programs under supervision.

Authorizes budget requests and expenditures of administrative funds.

Maintains effective public relations between the agency, other departments of government, state and federal officials, and the general public.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;

AND

Experience:

Three (3) years of experience in the special experience defined below.

OR

Education:

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;

AND

Experience:

Four (4) years of experience in the special experience defined below.

OR

Education:

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma);

AND

Experience:

Eight (8) years of related experience of which four (4) years must have been in the special experience defined below.

Substitution Statement:

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma), related education, and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis, except there shall be no substitution for the four (4) years of special experience defined below.

Special Experience:

Employment must have been in an administrative, professional capacity in an area of work related to the functional responsibility of the unit in which the position exists. In those units where registered specialists provide the primary source of functional and technical knowledge for planning and accomplishing the mission of the unit, the incumbent must also be registered and experienced in that profession. Work experience must have included supervising and coordinating a variety of functions.

Essential Functions:Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Plans and administers the activities for a department within a state agency or institution.

2. Performs administrative duties relating to the operation and organization of the department and/or program.

3. Supervises staff in the direction and performance of activities.