STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: SUPERVISOR VI
Class Code: 8565-27 Date Established: 06-03-87
Occupational Code: 7-1-2 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise subordinate employees in the planning and evaluation of agency program goals and objectives.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Develops, implements, supervises and evaluates the operation of state programs within an assigned area of specialization.
· Plans, analyzes and evaluates program objectives and policies for a section or other organizational unit; makes recommendations for change.
· Coordinates the implementation of program objectives and ensures compliance with program policies and procedures.
· Identifies training needs for professional and technical staff and approves training requests in order to meet agency staff development goals.
· Recommends personnel actions for subordinate employees, including decisions related to hiring, merit increases, disciplinary action, or performance appraisal.
· Supervises the implementation of program objectives, including reviewing reports of subordinate employees and recommending policy revision to higher level managers.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and firing employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Master's degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in a field relevant to program area in which position is assigned.
Experience: Six years' experience in a field or occupation relevant to program area in which position is assigned, plus four years in a supervisory or management level position in any occupational area. If related to the program area, the supervisory or management experience will count as part of the six years' total experience. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: License or registration required if necessary for performing professional job accountabilities.
1. Specific degree and experience requirements must be tailored to meet documented recruitment needs of the agency or department. All specific minimum qualifications must be stated on the supplemental job description and approved by the Division of Personnel prior to posting at the agency level.
2. For appointment consideration, Supervisor VI applicants must successfully participate in a structured interview measuring possession of knowledge, skills and abilities identified as necessary for satisfactory job performance by this class specification. The structured interview is developed and administered, according to Division of Personnel guidelines, by representatives of the state agency in which the vacancy exists.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of public administration, including personnel management. Thorough knowledge of the principles of supervision and systems management. Ability to prepare budgets and work within budget restraints. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to evaluate and analyze program effectiveness and resource utilization. Ability to speak before public groups and legislative committees. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, federal and local government agencies and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02