STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
Class Code: 3090-35 Date Established: 08-15-52
Occupational Code: 7-7-3 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To direct the operations of all federal and state programs, monitor fiscal integrity, formulate objectives, and recommend administrative policy to the Commissioner, New Hampshire Employment Security.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Assists the Commissioner, New Hampshire Employment Security, in the administration of all employment service, unemployment compensation, and labor market programs; acts as Commissioner in the Commissioner's absence.
· Develops and manages the agency budget, including directing staff in resource distribution, purchasing, and automation in order to maximize department resources.
· Recommends changes in state statutes or agency rules and appears before legislative and study committees to present testimony in behalf of proposed changes.
· Coordinates all activities of the agency, including service to employers and the public in matters such as unemployment compensation, employment services and labor market information, in order to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
· Serves as agency liaison with federal agencies on all matters relative to the department's programs, including funding and national legislation, protecting the interests of the state and the department.
· Oversees appeals, internal reviews, and quality assurance audits for unemployment compensation benefits, and tax collection for accuracy and proper administration.
· Monitors and analyzes state and national economic indices, employment statistics and business activities to advise the Commissioner of law changes required.
· Supervises management level staff to include hiring, approval of leave, performance evaluations and disciplinary action to ensure efficiency and productivity of the overall operations of the agency.
Skill: Requires skill in evaluating, planning or integrating analysis of data to formulate current and long-range solutions, strategies or policies of a specialized or technical nature.
Knowledge: Requires expertise in a highly specialized, technical or professional discipline to manage or create policy at a systemwide administrative level.
Impact: Requires overall administrative responsibility for achieving agency objectives by directing all aspects of operations management. Errors at this level result in disruption of systemwide programs or services as well as long-term adverse impact on agency image and the future success of organizational operations.
Supervision: Requires agency-wide administrative supervision, including the responsibility for developing and evaluating internal personnel policies. This level also involves the administrative management of a program which affects more than one agency, including overseeing the interaction of agency employees or policies to accomplish organizational objectives or goals.
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 acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity: Requires formulating the combination of overall job functions in order to address highly diverse or novel situations requiring new concepts and imaginative approaches to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Independent Action: Requires administrative decision-making in authorizing and monitoring the implementation of major departmental policies and procedures.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in public administration, business administration, or accounting. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Ten years' experience in administrative work, five years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity with New Hampshire Employment Security. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Eligibility for a New Hampshire Driver's license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of administrative and personnel practices, procedures and techniques including labor and management organizations and the use of the various public information media. Thorough knowledge of public agency financing. Thorough knowledge of the statutes and regulations relating to New Hampshire Employment Security. Considerable knowledge of the principles underlying state and federal rules and regulations relating to employment security and unemployment compensation. Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and direction of programs operated in cooperation with other departments and the private sector. Knowledge of the methods and procedures utilized for the collection, dissemination and compilation of labor market information and a variety of statistical reports. Knowledge of the industrial complexion and geography of the State of New Hampshire. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, officials of other public agencies, state legislators, attorneys and with the public at all levels with particular emphasis toward labor and management officials. 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 08/12/02