SEC. 25-53-19. Executive director; employees.
The authority shall select an executive director, with the advice and consent of the Senate, who shall be the administrative officer of the authority and shall perform such duties as are required of him by law and such other duties as may be assigned him by the authority, and who shall receive such compensation as may be fixed by the authority, subject to the approval of the state personnel board. In addition, he shall be entitled to remuneration for his necessary traveling expenses consistent with general law.
The executive director shall be a graduate of an accredited university with a degree in engineering, business administration, electronic communications, information technology or a related field, with at least ten (10) years' experience in information technology, electronic communications, or a related field, of which at least five (5) years shall be in a responsible high level management position with a demonstrated record of management expertise demonstrated through knowledge in the application of information technology and electronic communications. The qualifications for the executive director prescribed herein shall not apply to the executive director serving on June 30, 1984.
The executive director shall have no vote in the decisions of said authority, but shall offer such professional or technical advice and assistance to the authority as may be required of him. Said executive director, in order to qualify for his position, shall be required to make a good and sufficient bond in some surety company qualified and doing business in the State of Mississippi, in the minimum penal sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties as required by law and the directives of the authority. The premium on said bond shall be paid from any funds available to the authority for such purpose. Said executive director may be removed at any time upon a majority vote of the membership of said authority.
The executive director, with the approval of the authority, shall employ such technical, professional, and clerical help as may be authorized by the authority; and the authority, upon the recommendation of the executive director, shall define the duties and fix the compensation of such employees.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 8946-66; Laws, 1968, ch. 499, Sec. 6; 1970, ch. 466, Sec. 6; 1984, ch. 488, Sec. 288, eff from and after July 1, 1984. Laws, 1995, ch. 622, Sec. 5, eff from and after July 1, 1995