Assists the Administrator in providing strategic and operational leadership and oversight to assigned departments, services, and major projects under general administrative direction; Plans, organizes, directs, and performs other related work as required. Responsible for directing several functional areas and generally assisting the Administrator in the execution of her authority and responsibilities in executive leadership, managerial and organizational effectiveness, fiscal planning and budget accountability, human resource management, public service and communication. The Deputy Administrator may act in the absence of the Administrator. This position provides administrative coordination, leadership and management analysis, facilitation and review. Also assists the Administrator by acting on her behalf with operating departments, community agencies, state and federal representatives and the public. Ensures that Board of Commissioners direction is carried out and that policies, rules, regulations and operating programs are implemented. Monitors and evaluates department budgets and expenditures and revenues.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field of study required. Master's Degree is preferred.
Experience: Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in a local government organization (preferably in the top manager's office), of which three (3) years must be in a managerial capacity; or, a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Certification: ICMA Credentialed Manager is a plus, though not required.
Considerable knowledge of principles of management analysis and organizational design necessary to analyze, recommend and evaluate programs, administrative policies, organizational structures; principles, programs and practices of local government fiscal management and budget control; principles and practices of employee supervision and staff development; local government programs and organizational structure.
Ability to plan, organize, direct and supervise the work of professional and clerical staff, engaged in a wide variety of local government services; define problems, collect, analyze, interpret and evaluate data; define and select alternatives, establishing rationale for and projecting consequences of decisions and or recommendations; use communication skills and techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information, for interviewing, counseling and instructing, and for organizing and directing group discussions at all functional levels of the organization.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, especially in sensitive relationships with other government representatives, community groups and executives; mediates and resolves conflicts and disputes between operating departments and the Administrator's Office; prepare and present concise, logical oral and written reports.
General understanding of federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, to include public speaking, conducting and facilitating high-level meetings.
Must be well-organized and possess strong interpersonal and technical competence.
Depending upon area of assignment:
Positions in this class typically require: walking, , grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Work is performed in an office setting.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.
Augusta-Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia, and located on the Savannah River, at the head of its navigable portion. It is in the Piedmont section of the state. The metro Augusta area is situated in both Georgia and South Carolina, which is divided by the Savannah River. Augusta's warm climate has made it a major tourist destina...tion for the Eastern U.S. since the early and mid-1900s.
Augusta-Richmond County had a 2016 estimated population of 197,082, not counting the unconsolidated cities of Hephzibah and Blythe. Augusta is the principal city of the Augusta–Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area, which as of 2015 had an estimated population of 590,146, making it the second-largest metro area in the state after Atlanta. It is the 92nd largest MSA in the United States.
Internationally, Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring. The Masters brings over 200,000 visitors from across the world to the bright green Augusta National Golf Course. Membership at Augusta National is widely considered to be the most exclusive in the sport of golf across the world. Augusta is approximately two hours east of downtown Atlanta by car utilizing I-20.
Augusta is also home to the major army base at Fort Gordon. In 2016, it was announced that the new National Cyber Security Headquarters would be based in Augusta, bringing as many as 10,000 cyber security specialists to the Fort Gordon area.