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AH55 - Program Manager III

Band 9  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Directs and manages units, programs or systems which have significant impact upon the agency or the state.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class is typically used for employees who report directly to an agency head and constitute an agency's executive management level.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Directs, develops and assesses managerial staff in the implementation of programs.
Advises agency head and governing board about program issues; plans, designs, presents and implements new or revised program policies, rules and procedures.
Directs research and trend analysis activities; may chair special study committees with exploring program issues.
Participates in management decision-making process of an agency and is held accountable for end results; reviews requests for significant expenditures and other allocation of resources; approves or advises management about appropriate course of action.
Attends legislative, public and advocacy group hearings; reviews legislation and discusses impact with appropriate people; meets with citizens and employees to discuss their concerns; investigates complaints, takes appropriate action and notifies the appropriate people of the outcome of the investigations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of an agency's mission, programs and objectives.
Knowledge of management principles.
Knowledge of an agency's organizational structure, the people who manage the work and the processes applicable to government work.
Ability to interpret and apply rules and regulations.
Ability to manage work and provide guidance to employees.
Ability to make presentations and prepare reports.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A bachelor's degree and relevant program management experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree and five years relevant program management experience.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)


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