Position Classification Title: Deputy Dir/Secretary of NMDA
Position Classification Code: U4051
Job Family: NMDA
Pay Level: 13
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
The Deputy Director/Secretary provides leadership for the effective and efficient management of the State of New Mexico Department of Agriculture in the absence of the Director/Secretary. The Deputy Director/Secretary is responsible for dissemination of the mission and vision of the Director/Secretary to upper-level managers, senior professionals, and constituents served.
Standard Duties:
The Deputy Director/Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture has broad responsibility for the agency mission. The Deputy Director/Secretary is responsible for legislative interaction, review of legislation, and communication of legislative action to appropriate high level entities. The Deputy Director/Secretary's management of agency objectives encompasses the mission of the total organization and requires a direct accountability for overall operations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: University policies and procedures; the substantive nature of agency programs, state and federal regulatory processes and statutes; agency mission, policies, and objectives; public administration management principles; analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing program development, execution, and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency; experience in budgetary and financial management principles and techniques as they relate to long range planning of agency programs.
Skilled in: Demonstrated skill in working across agencies to achieve collective missions; as a member of the executive management team the Deputy Director/Secretary interacts directly with the Director/Secretary to establish overall agency policy, goals and priorities; skilled in overall agency problem analysis and resolution .
Ability to: ability to manage agency mission, resources, and personnel with integrity and fairness; ability to administer multiple divisions representing most or all of the agency's total operations; ability to manage dual role played in the university community and the governor's cabinet.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Ten (10) years of increasingly progressive management experience in one or more areas that report to this position.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-