CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Chief Executives

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Executive
Benchmark Title: Chief Executives
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers. Direct and coordinate an organization's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency.
 
Confer with board members, organization officials, and staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, and resolve problems.
 
Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company and its staff in meeting objectives, and to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.
 
Direct, plan, and implement policies, objectives, and activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, and to increase productivity.
 
Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding and implementation of programs.
 
Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
 
Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal and state agencies, and other organizational entities.
 
Review reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes.
 
Appoint department heads or managers and assign or delegate responsibilities to them.
 
Direct human resources activities, including the approval of human resource plans and activities, the selection of directors and other high-level staff, and establishment and organization of major departments.
 
Preside over or serve on boards of directors, management committees, or other governing boards.
 
Prepare and present reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes and rulings, and other items affecting businesses or program services.
 
Establish departmental responsibilities and coordinate functions among departments and sites.
 
Implement corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental problems.
 
Coordinate the development and implementation of budgetary control systems, recordkeeping systems, and other administrative control processes.
 
Direct non-merchandising departments such as advertising, purchasing, credit, and accounting.
 
Deliver speeches, write articles, and present information at meetings or conventions to promote services, exchange ideas, and accomplish objectives.
 
Serve as liaisons between organizations, shareholders, and outside organizations.
 
Review and analyze legislation, laws, and public policy, and recommend changes to promote and support interests of both the general population and special groups.
 
Nominate citizens to boards and commissions.
 
Interpret and explain policies, rules, regulations, and laws to organizations, government and corporate officials, and individuals.
 
Make presentations to legislative and other government committees regarding policies, programs, or budgets.
 
Refer major policy matters to elected representatives for final decisions.
 
Administer programs for selection of sites, construction of buildings, and provision of equipment and supplies.
 
Direct and coordinate activities of businesses involved with buying and selling investment products and financial services.
 
Direct and conduct studies and research on issues affecting areas of responsibility.
 
Attend and participate in meetings of municipal councils and council committees.
 
Organize and approve promotional campaigns.
 
Conduct or direct investigations or hearings to resolve complaints and violations of laws, or testify at such hearings.
 
Represent organizations and promote their objectives at official functions, or delegate representatives to do so.
 
Prepare bylaws approved by elected officials and ensure that bylaws are enforced.
 
Direct and coordinate activities between the United States Government and foreign entities to provide information and promote international interests and harmony.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Executive
Benchmark Title: Chief Executives
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Executive
Benchmark Title: Chief Executives
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Executive
Benchmark Title: Chief Executives
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Executive
Benchmark Title: Chief Executives
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
AdSense Tracker Data base user interface and query software
 
Database software (reporting feature) Data base reporting software
 
Database software (user interface and query feature) Data base user interface and query software
 
Databox software Data base user interface and query software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Exact Software Macola ES Labor Performance Time accounting software
 
Graphic presentation software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
HCSS HeavyBid Project management software
 
HCSS HeavyJob Project management software
 
Halogen e360 Human resources software
 
Halogen ePraisal Human resources software
 
Human resource information system HRIS software Human resources software
 
Infor SSA Human Capital Management Human resources software
 
Intuit QuickBooks software Accounting software
 
Listserv software Electronic mail software
 
Lyris HQ Web-Analytics Solution Analytical or scientific software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Advertising Atlas Search Project management software
 
Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft FRx Financial analysis software
 
Microsoft Great Plains software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Project Project management software
 
Microsoft Publisher Desktop publishing software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Nedstat Sitestat Analytical or scientific software
 
Norchard Solutions Succession Wizard Time accounting software
 
Online advertising reporting software Analytical or scientific software
 
Oracle E-Business Suite Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Oracle Siebel Server Sync Customer relationship management CRM software
 
SAP software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Sage Peachtree software Accounting software
 
Structured query language SQL Data base user interface and query software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
10-key calculators Calculators or accessories
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Smartphones Mobile phones
 
Universal serial bus USB flash drives High capacity removable media drives
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Executive
Benchmark Title: Chief Executives
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience Over 10 years
 
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
On-the-Job Training Over 10 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 10 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Executive
Benchmark Title: Chief Executives
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aeronautics Commission Director
Agricultural Services Director
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Assistance Program Administrator
Arts and Humanities Council Director
Bakery Manager
Bank President
Book Publisher
Brokerage Office Manager
Bureau Chief
Business Coordinator
Business Development Executive
Business Development Officer
Business Enterprise Officer
Business Executive
Cemetery Manager
Chairman
Chancellor
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
Chief Warden
City Administrator
City Manager
City Superintendent
City Superintendent of Schools
City Supervisor
Classification and Treatment Director
College President
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Community Services and Health Education Officer
Compliance Analyst
Compliance Director
Compliance Manager
Conservation of Resources Commissioner
Consumer Affairs Director
Controller
Corporate Administrator
Corporate Executive
Corporate Manager
Corporate Officer
Corporate Planner
Corporation Officer
Correctional Administrator
Correctional Agency Director
Council On Aging Director
County Administrator
County Commissioner
County Superintendent of Schools
County Supervisor
Department Manager
Department Store Manager
Deputy District Customs Director
Deputy Insurance Commissioner
Director of Vital Statistics
District Customs Director
Economic Developer
Economic Development Coordinator
Educational Institution President
Election Assistant
Employment Research and Planning Director
Employment Services Director
Environmental Analyst
Executive Administrator
Executive Director
Executive Vice President (EVP)
Federal Aid Coordinator
Field Representatives Director
Finance Vice President
Financial Institution President
Financial Responsibility Division Director
Financial Secretary
Fire Chief
Fishery Division Chief
Foreign Diplomat
Foreign Service Officer
Foundation Director
General Manager
Government Service Executive
Governor
Harbor Master
Health Commissioner
Highway Commissioner
Housing Management Officer
Institution Director
Insurance Commissioner
International Accounting User Representative
Irrigation Tax Assessor-Collector
Labor Commissioner
Labor Standards Director
Law Enforcement Director
Licensing and Registration Director
Lieutenant Governor
Liquor Commissioner
Liquor Stores and Agencies Supervisor
Mayor
Media Executive
Medical Facilities Section Director
Music Executive
Music Publisher
Newspaper Publisher
Nonprofit Director
Nonprofit Manager
Office Manager
Operations Vice President
Park Superintendent
Police Chief
Police Commissioner
Policy Advisor
Policy Officer
President
President of the United States
Prison Warden
Private Sector Executive
Program Manager
Public Health Director
Public Works Commissioner
Public Works Director
Railroad Commissioner
Recreation Superintendent
Regional Wildlife Agent
Regulated Program Manager
Regulatory Agency Director
Regulatory Analyst
Relocation Commissioner
Revenue Director
Road Commissioner
Roads Supervisor
Safety Council Director
Sanitation Superintendent
School Commissioner
School Superintendent
Schools Superintendent
Secretary of State
Software Publisher
State Assessed Properties Director
State Board of Nursing Executive Secretary
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Superintendent of Schools
Store Manager
Strategic Planner
Supervisor
Tax Commissioner
Top Executive
Township Supervisor
Traffic Safety Administrator
Translation Director
Treasurer
U.S. Commissioner
Unemployment Insurance Director
University President
Vice Chancellor
Vice President
Water Commissioner
Welfare Director
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Executive
Benchmark Title: Chief Executives
 
 
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