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This is a highly responsible professional administrative position in a major university department.
Work involves a variety of administrative duties including project supervision, personnel administration, budget analysis, and report preparation. Work requires extensive coordinative and managerial experience as well as detailed knowledge of the policies and procedures of the university. Duties are performed under the general supervision of a department manager or other high level administrator. Work is reviewed through observation of results.


Participates in the development of departmental goals, policies, procedures, and operations.

Supervises and participates in the preparation and administration of periodic and special reports. Maintains appropriate records. Drafts related correspondence.

Participates in the preparation and administration of operating and special budgets for the department.

Plans and directs the activities of professional, technical, and clerical employees.

Approves and signs purchase orders, requisitions, personnel reports, and other university business documents.

Communicates with other campus units, vendors, and the public regarding joint projects or internal projects to be accomplished.

Plans, coordinates, and implements special projects as assigned.

Recruits and trains subordinate personnel. Plans and directs the activities of professional, technical, and clerical employees.

Represents the organization at various meetings in department manager's absence.

Performs related duties as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, or a related field, and considerable experience in administrative functions; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Considerable knowledge of the principles, concepts, and procedures of business administration.

Thorough knowledge of the university policies and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of budgeting, personnel, and procurement procedures.

Ability to produce and maintain complex reports and records.

Ability to supervise and direct subordinate staff.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effect working relationships with faculty, staff, and the public.



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