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The Technical Institution Director is responsible for overseeing managerial level personnel who control all operational activities for numerous postsecondary vocational technical institutions. This position

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Directs the operations of a select group of postsecondary vocational technical institutions in accordance with established policies and regulations, including fiscal affairs, instructional programs, student services, extension services, associated business programs, and private industry programs through subordinate supervisory personnel. Evaluates policies and regulations pertaining to institution and establishes new policies and regulations with state board approval; communicates these potential policy and regulation alterations to departmental personnel. Ensures that all respective institutions remain in compliance with the accrediting requirements of the Council on Occupational Education. Manages progression and approval procedures for all supervisory personnel, including hiring, interviewing, evaluating performance, recommending modifications, and dismissing. Manages the annual operating budget and daily financial operations, approval of purchase orders, and makes operational adjustments. Conducts meetings with individuals and organizations, including community leaders, industry leaders, the general assembly, various subcommittees within the general assembly, the board of directors for the respective institution, local legislators, civic organizations, student organizations, as well as various additional professional agencies. Assists individuals and organizations with determining work needs, developing programs, obtaining appropriations and funding for operational purposes, and promoting support. Compiles performance reports and special reports to governing bodies of the respective institution including regulatory boards and administrative boards. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of procedures for directing fiscal affairs. Knowledge of accounting and budgetary procedures. Knowledge of general management and interpersonal techniques. Knowledge of documented methods for curriculum development. Knowledge of the principles and practices of vocational education administration. Knowledge of business and planning practices pertaining to educational operations. Knowledge of documented methods for human resource and organizational management. Ability to conduct work needs assessments. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information. Ability to develop short term and long term objectives. Ability to analyze and evaluate information for educational programs. Ability to interpret policies pertaining to educational operational activities. Ability to comply with the policies and procedures of regulatory agencies. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in education; plus eight years of experience in education, including two years in a supervisory capacity. OR The formal education equivalent of a doctor of education in any area of the education field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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