DIRECTOR OF CLASSIFICATION                                                              0407




Under general direction, an employee in this class participates in general policy decisions while administering the classification and certifications divisions of the Department of Civil Service.  The incumbent directs the activities of a professional, technical and clerical staff, with responsibility included for personal participation in the more complex problems.  Work is performed in conformance with Civil Service Law and the policies of the County Personnel Officer, and requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment on technical and procedural matters.  Work is reviewed by the County Personnel Officer through reports and conferences.  Does related work as required.



          Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the implementation of the classification program for positions in the classified service in all jurisdictions under the authority of the County Personnel Director;

          Directs and oversees the work of the certifications staff in activities such as the establishment of eligible lists and the determination that list appointments conform to legal requirements;

          Develops policies for and maintains administrative oversight of transactions activities relating to reports of employment and payroll certifications;

          Serves as liaison with the New York State Civil Service Commission in providing justifications for Rules amendments;                                                        

          Confers with elected officials and administrators of County departments and outside jurisdictions;

          Assists attorneys with case preparation relating to Civil Service matters and testifies in court on classification-related issues;   

          Assists in formulating and revising the Civil Service Rules to meet the needs of the service;

          Assists in developing departmental policy regarding Civil Service matters;

          Interprets and enforces the Civil Service Law, Rules and policies;

          Responds to the more complex questions and correspondence relating to a variety of Civil Service matters.



Comprehensive knowledge of standard principles, practices, methods and techniques of public personnel administration; comprehensive knowledge of New York State Civil Service Law; comprehensive knowledge of the specialized principles, practices, methods and techniques involved in position classification administration; thorough knowledge of the principles of adminis­trative organization and management; Thorough knowledge of modern prin­ciples, practices, methods and techniques in placement, probation and training in modern merit systems; good knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in public personnel work ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judg­ment in arriving at conclusions; ability to keep a variety of records and to prepare and submit reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; ability to delegate authority and to plan, train and supervise technical and clerical work in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to represent the department on policy, technical and procedural matters and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, department heads, and the general public; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.





          Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Chief Personnel Analyst (Classification); or,

          Four (4) years of permanent competitive status as a Principal Personnel Analyst.