Job Title: Deputy Superintendent

Reports to:Superintendent
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:1107
Salary Schedule:MGT13


Responsible for assisting the Superintendent with the formation and execution of overall strategy for the District. This includes providing oversight and leadership for operations, and school and district administration.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Serve as a team member of the Superintendent’s cabinet and actively participate in district-wide planning, development, and evaluation.
  2. Assist the Superintendent in District-wide planning to align the use of financial and human resources to the District’s goals and objectives, including organizational analysis and development, wage and salary administration, and development of the District budget.
  3. Assist the Superintendent and School Board in the development of the District’s legislative agenda, and assist in the preparation of School Board meeting agendas.
  4. Advise and counsel with the Superintendent on all areas of responsibility and recommend action, including policies pertaining to the district school system as necessary for the most efficient operation.
  5. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the District and empower others to make decisions and carry out responsibilities in support of the District’s objectives.
  6. Provide leadership, oversight, and direction for the overall activities of planning, implementation and evaluation of the District’s School Board policies, administrative procedural guidelines, and relations with other government agencies.
  7. Facilitate solutions for areas of responsibility and identify discrepancies between goals and current status in order to stimulate achievement and provide support for assigned departments’ continuous improvement objectives and strategies.
  8. Articulate the strategic initiatives and alignment of programs of the school system to various local and state officials.
  9. Responsible for overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of senior staff within the areas of district and school administration and operations in accordance with the school district’s policies and applicable laws.
  10. Direct and oversee the development, maintenance, updating, and distribution of the District’s administrative procedural guidelines and School Board policies and ensure compliance with Board rules and applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  11. Interact with businesses, community groups, the press, and other media to assist in generating, gathering, and distributing information of public interest in accordance with the law, School Board policies and procedures.
  12. Interpret programs, policies, and District goals, objectives and philosophy to staff, students, and community.
  13. Maintain good public relations with parents, business, and community groups to provide information and receive feedback, and represent schools at District-level functions as needed.
  14. Serve as a member of the recruitment and selection team for management positions; assist with the recruitment, selection, and placement of administrative and instructional personnel; participate in the transfer or assignment of personnel and programs between/among schools and assist in the preparation of collective bargaining negotiations.
  15. Keep abreast of legislative activities, as well as laws, rules, and policies, which affect the School District.
  16. Determine information to be shared with media during volatile situations.
  17. Provide for the design of professional development assistance plans for assigned personnel as necessary and appropriate.
  18. Ensure compliance with Board rules and applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  19. Respond to employee discipline concerns with swift, thorough, and appropriate investigation and recommendations.  
  20. Respond immediately to emergency situations and serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  21. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of and ability to understand and interpret applicable policies, state statutes, and federal guidelines, including Florida Educational Statutes, Florida Education Finance Program, Capital Improvement Funding, and School Board policy.
  • Knowledge of administration, including knowledge of employment law, employee relations, and contract negotiations and administration.
  • Ability to prepare agenda items, and present and defend them to the School Board.
  • Ability to work with the legislative process and manage diverse functions.
  • Knowledge of the teaching and learning process in the school setting.
  • Ability to oversee implementation of a sound budgeting process.
  • Ability to facilitate groups to consensus.
  • Knowledge of state-of-the art research and best practices in areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to analyze statistical data for trends and performance in various programs and to develop strategies for improvement.
  • Ability to represent the District at state and regional functions.
  • Ability to motivate, lead, and challenge a team, and establish goals, objectives, and action plans to achieve district goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences orally and in writing, including electronic media.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution.
  • Experience in public school administration, public school district administration, or other large, diverse organizations.
  • Five years of related supervisory experience.  




  • Professional license in Education or Human Resources related field


Directly supervises Area Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, and the Chief Financial Officer. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; promoting and transferring employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding, disciplining, and terminating employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Deputy Superintendent;   EST: November 21, 2012;   REV: December 16, 2014;   Board Approved: December 16, 2014