STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Class Code: 8046-21 Date Established: 11-13-74
Occupational Code: 7-3-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise and coordinate the daily operations of an educational system in a state institution.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Exercises supervisory and administrative functions in the administration of a school program.
· Prepares institution educational curricula in accordance with state and federal regulations and agency mission.
· Coordinates and implements school policies and procedures.
· Designs in-service training programs for teaching and support staff, including evaluating teacher effectiveness.
· Disciplines students and recommends change in method of individual student instruction as necessary.
· Supervises the ordering, maintaining and issuing of school supplies.
· Conducts and coordinates a variety of extra curricular activities.
· Assists in preparing applications for special grants by providing statistics and other data.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing related or similar work, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Master's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in education, supplemented with courses in administration and guidance. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Two years' teaching experience in elementary or high school.
License/Certification: Eligibility for teacher certification by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
The probationary period for the School Principal classification is one year.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Extensive knowledge of teaching methods and educational materials. Knowledge of educational standards. Knowledge of study courses prescribed by the Department of Education. Ability to work with emotionally disturbed or delinquent students. Ability to write clear and concise reports. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other professionals and governmental officials. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02