Department Administrator

Duties and Responsibilities of Various Department Administrator Levels (working 40-hour week)

153011 Department Administrator 1 (salary grade 13,NE40)

Department Administrator 1 Job Description Template

  • Work under limited supervision
  • Regularly exercise discretion and judgment; authority to waive or deviate from established policies and procedures without prior approval
  • Function as a technical resource and advisor on financial, human resources and one other functional area (e.g. grants management, contract administration, outreach issues)
  • Manage financial/budget activities – analyze spending patterns, perform needs assessment, make projections, analyze budget variances and recommend courses of action
  • Manage human resources activities – authority to sign off on paperwork, requisitions, merit increases
  • Develop and implement department policies and procedures
  • Negotiate supplier price and delivery terms
  • Maintain work flow, make adjustments to work schedules
  • Resolve issues on behalf of management
  • May directly supervise staff employees
  • Associate’s degree, 3 or more years of experience

152071 Department Administrator 2 (salary grade 15,EX40)

Department Administrator 2 Job Description Template

Performs duties of Department Administrator 1 and in addition:

  • Work with a high degree of independence and under general direction
  • Authority to accomplish objectives within basic guidelines and policies; only special problems are referred to supervisor
  • Provide administrative leadership for the chair
  • Participate in department strategy planning – long and short term goals
  • Additional responsibility for one or more of the following functional areas: Information Technology, Facilities, Clinical Practice, etc.
  • Negotiate and facilitate major equipment purchases and installations
  • Direct supervision of staff employees
  • Bachelor’s degree, 5 or more years of experience