Assistant County AdministratorGadsden County Board of County Commissioners
Assistant County Administrator
Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners
Assistant County Administrator
This is a senior management position directing several major departments and divisions in Local County government. The Assistant County Administrator reports to the County Administrator and serves as the County Administrator in the County Administrator’s absence. Serves as the Director of Human Resources. Responsible for assisting the County Administrator with the planning, organizing, directing, and managing of Gadsden County's administrative functions and activities. Responsible for delegated areas of studies and projects as directed. Work is reviewed by the County Administrator through conferences, reports, and observation of results achieved. The Assistant County Administrator position is designated as an essential position required to serve in the event of emergencies and/or natural disasters. Must attend all BOCC meetings and workshops. Serves at the pleasure of the County Administrator.
Serves as County Administrator in the Administrator’s absence. Serves as the Director of Human Resources. Assists with planning, organizing, directing, & managing the administrative functions & activities of the County. Makes recommendations to the County Administrator on policy matters and informs him/her of important events & legislation. Assists with the development and implementation of County goals, objectives, and priorities. Works directly with the County Administrator in support of various projects. Assists in the supervision of the daily operations of County government. Interprets applicable laws, rules, codes, and regulations affecting County services and programs. Represents the County Administrator and the Board before the public, community organizations, and other government agencies. Assists with the development and oversight of the County budget, working with department heads on budget requests. Reviews departmental budget requests providing advice and assistance. Ensures the procedure of the procurement process is followed with integrity. Provides supervision, training, and work evaluations for assigned staff. Directs those departments, agencies, etc. assigned to the incumbent and includes setting standards and goals for evaluation of performance as well as long range planning and policy development. Conducts fact-finding studies, observes operations and determines changes needed to departmental policies and/or procedures. Initiates and carries through to completion special programs and projects as directed by the County Administrator. Responsible for implementation of the Strategic Plan. Researches and implements best practices for County financial sustainability and growth. Negotiates contracts and ensures deliverables have been met prior to payment. Serves as a member of the Employee Engagement Committee.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: Personnel Law, state purchasing laws and procedures. Modern managerial techniques, principles & practices; local government operations & administration. Theories, principles & practices of public administration, organizational structures, functions, operations, objectives & goals of county government; Community dynamics including intergovernmental relations, civic organizations & special interest groups; State & local governmental legislative procedures; Principles & practices of governmental budgeting; Modern office methods & procedures; Current social, political, & economic laws, regulations & trends as they relate to county governmental activities & service. Knowledge of the operation and function of computer systems and programs.
Skill to: Skill to plan, develop, & implement policies & procedures; Skill to manage, direct, & oversee assigned functions & responsibilities; Skill to supervise, train, & evaluate assigned staff; Skill to assist with development & administration of County budget ; Skill to perform complex research, & analytical work; Skill to read & interpret laws & regulations affecting the operations, programs, & services of the County; Skill to prepare a variety of comprehensive reports; Skill to make effective oral & written presentations; Skill to effectively represent the County Administrator in responding to inquires, providing assistance, & dealing with public, community organizations, boards & other government agencies; Skill to establish & maintain cooperative working relationships;
Ability to: Write grants. Develop long-ranged fiscal & operational plans; Analyze & develop recommendations on complex administrative & operational problems & proposals; Prepare & present comprehensive oral & written reports & recommendation; Interpret, explain, & apply complex laws, rules, & regulations; Deal effectively with highly sensitive issues; Ability to manage a major county department effectively; must have excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to communicate on all levels. Ability to develop and administer a department budget. Proven ability to supervise and manage a staff. Track trends and make assessments through developed rubrics.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field; a Master's Degree preferred. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in Public Administration and budget analysis. Two years of experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.