I had originally typed up a pretty long-winded preface to this question, but decided to nix it and keep this as generic as possible.
Our previous director left few months ago and a new one was hired shortly after that. We're a pretty small IT shop, with three technical staff supporting a Windows corporate environment of ~300 computers (workstations + servers). The previous director worked very closely along side of us in day-to-day operations. We each have our own roles (a tech, DBA and director/network engineer), but we all cross-trained pretty well and picked up knowledge from each other.
That worked really well and we were pretty productive. This new director does not seem to fill that niche the previous director left (and that niche was specifically listed in the job requirements). What's more is the new director has a very limited skill set, to the point of admitting the most IT experience they have is being senior tech for some number of years at a previous agency.
My question is how do we convince management that they made a bad decision? At this point the new director is doing more harm than good (waste of money in these economic times) and the money would be better spent on a dedicated network engineer, or someone who was at least more well rounded who we could then split the duties with. I've talked with our main contact with management and brought up these same points. I've flat out stated that they don't have the skills to perform the job and that alone should be grounds for dismissal. All I've been told in return is "just keep an eye on things and support them with whatever they're doing since that's your job."
It's been two months and, while I still really love my job, I find it hard to keep myself motivated when I'm constantly having to correct them or teach them how to do their job.
I hope this isn't too whiney, I'm just trying to find some support from like-minded IT pros.