Do you have experience working closely with executive level staff and elected officials?
Are you looking to cultivate positive working relationships within a fast-paced, improvement focused environment?
Work somewhere exciting, do something you love: make a difference and join our Santa Cruz team!
The Position: The County of Santa Cruz seeks a qualified candidate to plan, supervise and effectuate all work activities of the Office of Clerk of the Board. This office is primarily responsible for preparing, processing and maintaining the official record of Board of Supervisors proceedings, managing the Assessment Appeals filing and hearing process, maintaining updates to the County Code and supporting processes relating to commissions, committees and advisory bodies of the Board. Under general direction of the County Administrative Office, the Chief Deputy works within broad policy guidelines to execute a wide variety of statutory duties, including the Brown Act, relating to meeting management, preparation of agendas and minutes, supervising staff, providing guidance to the Board on procedural matters, and responding to inquiries related to Board actions, County Code and records research. Tact, diplomacy, and the ability to cultivate positive working relationships are required in this fast-paced, politically sensitive environment.
Ideal Candidate Profile:
• Four years of progressively responsible administrative support experience and a bachelor’s degree is highly desirable
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills – able to work successfully across the organization and with the public
• Experience working with executive level staff and elected officials
• Excellent business and political acumen
• Dedicated to continuous process improvements
• Focused, disciplined, trustworthy and flexible
Qualifications: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be: Two years of responsible clerical experience that involved processing a large volume of technical documents, including one year in a supervisory capacity.
Knowledge: Working knowledge of current office management methods, procedures and equipment; and the principles of supervision and training. Some knowledge of resolutions and ordinances common to local government; parliamentary procedure; and the function and services of public agencies (i.e. Clerk of the Board legal mandates).
Ability to: Plan, organize, supervise and coordinate the work of subordinate staff; devise and adapt work procedures to meet changing needs; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with officials, the public, staff and personnel in other departments and agencies; interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, policies and procedures related to office functions; maintain records and prepare reports; utilize personal computer and various software applications; perform complex and technical clerical work; and type at a moderate rate of speed.
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Final Filing Date: Friday, November 6, 2020