The position of County Government Consultant functions to provide:
Technical and consultative assistance to all county officials (elected and appointed) in their assigned geographic area of the state. This position provides direct client assistance (through field services) to counties of the state regarding multifaceted problems affiliated with all matters pertaining to county government.
Management may also assign the County Government Consultant to perform special project and research work. The County Government Consultant often assists other consultants in the execution of projects.
This position must be a generalist, yet possess the following skills to use on a daily basis to meet the needs of his/her clientele: Managerial, Analytical, Financial, and Interpersonal.
The County Government Consultant is usually the first person contacted by the county official to discuss and find a solution to his/her problem. The County Government Consultant must be able to analyze the particular problem, recommend a solution, and then assist the county official(s) with the implementation of the solution.
Duties and Responsibilities: Direct Technical Assistance to County Officials-Encompasses time spent at the county official's office at the county courthouse, highway garage, or other location in the county, oral presentations to the County Legislative Body (CLB) and CLB internal committees, travel, and time on the telephone with county officials.
Research, Project Preparation and Training - Includes research preparation (project research, telephone, and writing) time for projects at the request of county officials, non- county clients such as state agencies, and associations of county officials (i.e. TCSA, COAT, TCCA, TCHOA, TACE, and TSA).
In addition to research and project preparation, the CTAS consultant is involved in working with other CTAS staff to develop, prepare and teach CORE classes for the County Official's Certificate Training Program (COCTP). Examples of CORE classes are budgeting, purchasing, debt management, auditing, and capitol budgeting and county finance issues.
Internal Number: 180027
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