Reporting directly to the County Manager, the Assistant County Manager – Operations acts under general direction and is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the assigned departments in order to meet County plan goals. (A position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties which may be found in a position of the class. An individual must be able to perform the essential functions listed below and a reasonable accommodation may be made available to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job). Primarily responsible for oversight, support and long-range planning for the following departments: Community Development, Engineering/Roads, Facilities and Parks/Vector Control, Fire Services, Office of Emergency Management, Airport, Fleet Services and Utilities, subject to change at County Manager’s discretion. Assists in the development and implementation of County goals, objectives, policies and priorities. Assumes lead role in implementing and maintaining the Strategic Plan, as it relates to primary areas of responsibility. Provides leadership and general direction to County Staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects. Assist in developing policy governing the scope and direction of services provided. May represent the County Manager at Board of County Commissioners, other board, and committee or staff meetings. May act as liaison with the County Treasurer’s Office, County Assessor’s Office, County Clerk’s Office, and Sheriff’s Office on issues affecting the budget or other fiscal matters and other areas as it related to primary areas of responsibility. May also represent County Manager at intergovernmental or legislative meetings, administrative hearings or courts of law and meetings with the public. Research, review and analyze issues and needs regarding management and maintenance of county facilities, vehicles and equipment, applicable legislation affecting all areas of responsibility, fiscal resources, personnel, liability and risk management issues, technological developments in management information systems, personnel administration, and purchasing policies and practices as they impact on Doña Ana County government. Advises and assists the County Manager in numerous ways by resolving difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints, negotiating contracts and agreements, responding to County Commission concerns and community needs. Plans, directs and coordinates the work plan; responsible for oversight of construction projects by both employees and vendors; assigns projects in programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES. Other duties as assigned. As this position is the back up to the County Manager, these additional duties could involve a wide variety of responsibilities and projects as delegated by the County Manager, including interaction with County Commissioners and other Elected Officials.
Qualifications: Education. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, engineering, architecture, community development or a related field. An advanced degree or training in public administration or a closely related field is desirable. Experience. Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in government or business administration, which must include supervision of others. Prior local government experience is preferred. Experience substitution. N/A Licenses/Certifications. Valid Driver’s License and maintain a satisfactory driving record in accordance with County policy. Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Background and driver’s license records check.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: Must have knowledge of and be able to apply: Operations, services and activities of a County organization; Management skills to analyze programs, policies and operational needs; Principles and practices of program development and administration; Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Must have the ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of others; Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; Delegate authority and responsibility; Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.