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ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR (WEP)
61782
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for performing a variety of complex, administrative and technical duties to assist the Commissioner of Water Environment Protection in the efficient and effective operation of the department. The work entails responsibility for department personnel matters, budget administration and for the coordination and oversight of applicable administrative divisions and programs. Supervision is exercised over a number of clerical and support staff, as well as over applicable division heads. Assignments are received from the Commissioner or administrative superior by conference, and performance is reviewed through the effective operation of implemented programs. A considerable amount of flexibility is allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in implementing and carrying out various plans and programs. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Recruits, interviews and hires job applicants for professional, skilled and unskilled positions.
Supervises the preparation and maintenance of department personnel records, files, payrolls and Equal Employment Opportunity activities.
Administers and oversees implementation of departmentís annual training program.
Supervises department safety officer and ensures compliance with PESH safety standards and protocols.
Oversees maintenance of department records and statistics on workplace accidents and injuries to develop and enforce preventative measures.
Acts as the departmentís Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Officer
Chairs the department's Labor-Management Committee Meetings.
Maintains contact with a variety of sources for the purpose of recruiting employees; canvasses recruitment lists and coordinates with department supervisory staff on hiring of new employees.
Implements and adheres to terms of CSEA union contract.
Implements the county and department Work Rules and Disciplinary Procedures, and enforces same; participates in CSEA grievance procedures.
Assists in the preparation of the department's annual report, operating budget, capital budget and plans and programs.
Confers with the Commissioner on confidential matters involving a variety of issues with department policies, procedures, personnel, and safety measures; performs investigations and makes recommendations.
Reviews and processes special work agreements such as flextime and term agreements.
Oversees the departmentís fleet maintenance division.
Prepares special reports as required.
Represents the department at various meetings.
Recommends improvement of procedures and solutions to administrative problems; develops new programs and policies for the department.
Manages special projects.
Consults with subject divisions as needed in order to ensure efficient and effective operation; provides general supervisory oversight of the divisions; coordinates common activities among the administrative divisions.
Communicates project information and department initiatives.
Represents the department at meetings with the public concerning WEP projects and programs.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, personnel administration and interviewing techniques.
Good knowledge of principles and practices of management techniques, procedures and methods.
Good knowledge of principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Good knowledge of principles and practices of supervision.
Good knowledge of PESH safety standards
Good knowledge of implementation of training and employee recruitment programs.
Working knowledge of computerized fleet management systems.
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, and to be able to compose, maintain and interpret a variety of written material.
Ability to relate to all types of employees from laborers to professionals.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate the work of subordinates.
Ability to deal effectively with technical personnel, government officials, elected officials and the public on all matters related to the department's responsibility.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Masters Degree in business administration or public administration or a closely related field and four (4) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in personnel administration, business administration or public administration, which must include 3 years of fleet management experience; or,

B) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Baccalaureate Degree in business administration or public administration or a closely related field and five (5) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in personnel administration, business administration or public administration, which must include 3 years of fleet management experience; or,

C) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associateís Degree in business administration or public administration or a closely related field and seven (7) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in personnel administration, business administration or public administration, which must include 3 years of fleet management experience; or,

D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.


5/2017 Revised