GENERAL INFORMATION: The Minnehaha County Commission Office invites applications for the Assistant Administrative Officer. This position serves as the Assistant Director for the Commission Office. The office offers a dynamic and fast paced environment supporting five elected Commissioners who guide the County in matters relating to budget, policy and procedures, and services. The position offers the ideal opportunity for someone interested in serving their community in local government. The selected candidate will be directly involved in project management in a variety of areas including new building and remodeling initiatives, policy and procedure development, and new regulation implementation. The person will also organize and facilitate County boards and committees; establish and lead an effective public relations program; and monitor legislative and administrative trends to prepare Minnehaha County for future planning and development. The full salary range for this position is $2,735.20 - $3,959.20 biweekly. Consideration for appointment above the hiring range is dependent upon qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays; health, dental, and life insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; retirement plan; and a deferred compensation plan. Key words: project management, public administration, policy and procedure, public relations.
SALARY: $2,735.20 - $2,944.80 Biweekly All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:
• Facilitate project management to ensure projects are completed timely and in accordance with guidelines. Collaborate and communicate effectively with project stakeholders and outside vendors. Assist in the development of proposals, project requirements, progress reports, documentation, and presentations. Aid in the development and analysis of performance metrics and risk analysis. Develop and revise project management plans and budgets, analyze project options and obstacles, and make recommendations for resolving complex issues.
• Organize and coordinate County appointed boards and committees such as joint City/County meetings and other internal and external boards. Establish and foster community relationships to ensure growth and success of County services.
• Monitor legislative and administrative trends and provide updates to Commissioners, department heads, and staff. Support Commission in legislative work and may serve as lobbyist. Analyze short- and long-term impact of legislative changes and collaborate with key stakeholders to further initiatives for the County and its citizens.
• Establish an effective public relations program to communicate County policy and information to news media, outside agencies, and other local and state government units. Prepare press releases and coordinate social media.
• Assist the Commission Administrative Officer in analyzing policy and County initiatives to resolve administrative and fiscal issues. Conduct cost comparison studies to provide the Commission with information for decision making processes.
• Act in the absence of the Commission Administrative Officer by representing the commission office at meetings and providing direction to staff as needed. Coordinate and collaborate with department heads; local, state and federal agencies; and the public.
• Assist in the preparation of ordinances, resolutions, briefing memorandums, and other actions for the weekly County Commission agenda. Coordinate with department heads, outside agencies, and other persons to gather appropriate material for review and formal action by County Commission.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, public policy, government, political science, or a closely related field plus three years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration, project management or a closely related field. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration, project management or a closely related field. Project management professional (PMP) certification. Master's degree in public administration, business administration or a closely related field. Knowledge of project management, research methods and analytics; and financial statements and budget summaries. Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, state laws and regulations, and departments and functions of county government. Knowledge of applicable state bid laws, county policy, and preparation, review and writing of contract documents.
Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.