In the Department of Agriculture this class is accountable for planning, organizing, directing and controlling bureau programs and staff.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture.
Directs managerial, professional and office support personnel of a Bureau.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Directs the staff and operations of a Bureau; coordinates, plans and manages Bureau activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops policies and procedures; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; evaluates staff; prepares and monitors Bureau budget; prepares proposed legislation and regulations; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the Bureau who might impact on Bureau activities; appears before legislative and professional groups; may testify at hearings on matters pertaining to the Bureau; prepares correspondence and reports; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of the technology and research pertaining to the Department of Agriculture; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant State and Federal laws and regulations; knowledge of agricultural programs, such as farming, shellfish, livestock and/or soil and water conservation; knowledge of advertising and promotional techniques related to agricultural resources; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable organizational and planning skills.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Ten (10) years of experience in one or more of the following: agricultural land and resource management, such as agricultural production, farmland preservation, soil and water conservation and/or the shellfish industry; regulation and inspection of agricultural programs; and/or marketing agricultural products and activities.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity.
College training in Agriculture, Animal Science, Business, Public Health, Public Policy or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's Degree.
A Masterís Degree in an agriculture related program, Business, Public Health or Public Policy may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.
A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine may be substituted for six (6) years of the General Experience.
*Note: Education may only be substituted for a total of six (6) years.
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the classifications Agriculture Bureau Director (Land and Agricultural Resources), (Regulation and Inspection), (Technology and Marketing) in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to consolidate parentheticals, retitle and modify content)