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County Administrator, Kaua'i

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Job Location:
Extension and Outreach
  • Develops objectives, priorities and plans for College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) extension programs and research efforts with emphasis upon the needs of the county.
  • Coordinates with the appropriate department chairperson if instruction is to be carried out locally or by distance education.
  • Participates with CTAHR department chairpersons and the Dean's office in the development of statewide plans for the development of agricultural industries, commodities and natural and human resources to assure coordination between county and state plans.
  • Reviews and recommends funding for annual county plans of work and projects prepared by faculty members in the county based on county plans and priorities.
  • Monitors and evaluates county programs and prepares reports in accordance with federal, state, University and CTAHR regulations and requirements.
  • Organizes CTAHR county staff and faculty participation in county projects and community development and improvement activities.
  • Exercises academic and professional leadership in planning and carrying out program activities based on professional respect and trust and principles of academic responsibility and collegiality. Exercises independent judgment in handling a wide variety of problems involving a highly diverse population of clientele groups and individuals.
  • Responsible for the operations and maintenance of research stations and extension offices.
  • Collaborates with the CTAHR Dean's office and other county administrators to assure uniform, statewide policies, procedures, and regulatory compliance.
  • Responsible for repairs and maintenance of facilities and equipment and recommends Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) projects as necessary.
  • Hires, supervises and evaluates county secretarial staff, farm manager, and agricultural technicians in conjunction with the farm manager.
  • In partnership with the department chair and CTAHR administration, determines priorities for hiring of county-based faculty, development of position descriptions, identifying search committee participants and reviewing search committee recommendations to hire; and/or may submit individual hiring recommendations, as needed.
  • Responsible for custody, allocation and maintenance of budgets, space, equipment, and facilities for all research, extension, and instruction activities in the county.
  • Provides coaching to faculty and assessment of all county-based faculty in the promotion and tenure process to the Dean, CTAHR.
  • Assesses all county-based APT's in the evaluation process.
  • Administers other applicable fiscal and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Officially represents CTAHR in dealings with the county government, federal and state agencies (including regulatory agencies) located in the county, various advisory groups, industry and community organizations and leaders, and the general public. Maintains an effective working relation with these organizations and individuals.
  • Serves as a public service leader in the community and interacts with other leadership segments in the county.
  • Represents county interests in the planning and program activities of CTAHR.
  • Secures resources to support county-based programs and projects from extramural sources.
  • Markets CTAHR programs and activities.
  • Conducts special projects of importance to CTAHR. These projects may include scholarly work in research, instruction or outreach as they relate to Kauai County.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and as delegated by the Dean, CTAHR.
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