Deputy County Administrator

County of Manatee, FL

General Information
Location: Manatee County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Manatee County Administration Building Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Assists the County Administrator in carrying out directives, policies, orders, resolutions, ordinances, and regulations of the Board of County Commissioners. Develops and guides innovative programs and projects for the County. Participates in the preparation of annual county operating and capital budgets.

*NOTE: This position has been designated by the Manatee County Commission as serving at the will and pleasure of the County Administrator. Employees so designated may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Working Conditions
Typical indoor office environment. Sitting for long periods of time, working on computer. Lifting equipment or supplies up to 25 pounds alone and up to 50 pounds with assistance. Position requires visual acuity and depth perception, as well as ability to hear and identify sounds. Periodic high stress situations. Overnight travel occasionally required. Regularly required to work other than normal business hours.

Job Duties
Essential Functions
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Assists the County Administrator in carrying out directives, policies, orders, resolutions, ordinances, and regulations of the Board of County Commissioners.

Performs the duties, and acts on behalf, of the County Administrator in their absence.

Assists the County Administrator with overall management of Manatee County operations.

Directs and conducts studies and research related to assigned programs and projects. Prepares key reports on County projects and programs. Maintains appropriate records.

Provides recommendations concerning the nature and location of County improvements.

Participates in the preparation of the annual county operating budget, capital budget, and capital program. Performs periodic cost and productivity analyses to ensure efficient and appropriate use of funding.

Negotiates contracts and agreements related to assigned projects.

Attends and participates in meetings and work sessions of the Board of County Commissioners. Assists the County Administrator in the preparation of agenda items, reports, and other documentation needed for meetings and work sessions. Makes presentations to the Board of County Commissioners as requested.

Confers with business and industry groups; community groups; state, regional, and local partners; and other stakeholders regarding County projects, programs, and best practices to promote strong relationships.

Serves on boards, commissions, committees, and working groups within area of responsibility.

Sets goals and objectives for assigned team members for achievement of operational results. Assigns work and delegates responsibilities to staff and monitors progress to ensure program and project goals are met. Hires, trains, coaches, appraises, and rewards assigned staff. Responds appropriately to employee complaints and issues. Cultivates strong working relationships and builds trust among team members.

May monitor and evaluate the activities of designated department directors. May coordinate and direct activities of the County Administrator's office support staff.

Reviews and recommends new methods and procedures to make operations more efficient. Performs considerable short-term and long-term planning, scheduling, and coordinating within area of responsibility. Develops, interprets and implements management policies for area of responsibility.

Responsible for regulatory compliance to ensure that all work is completed in accordance with applicable laws and government regulations.

Maintains knowledge and understanding of current best practices, trends, laws, and issues affecting area of expertise. Attends educational events that will increase professional knowledge and be otherwise beneficial to the County.

Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required.
Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in public administration, business administration, or related field.

8 or more years of progressively responsible public sector experience to include program and project management, governmental budgeting, and 3 or more years of management experience at the senior level.

Valid driver license required with valid Florida driver license required within 30 days of hire.

A comparable combination of education, training, and work experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Excellent organization, prioritization, analytical, and problem-solving skills in order to effectively manage area of responsibility and attain goals set. Able to resolve difficult and complex problems and situations.

Expert knowledge and understanding of regulatory compliance necessary to successfully perform job responsibilities.

Excellent knowledge and understanding of computer systems and software applications required to perform job responsibilities.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including public presentation skills, in order to interact professionally and effectively with staff, elected officials, business leaders, the general public, and government regulators. Able to influence others regarding policies, practices, and procedures.

How to Apply

Application Deadline

Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Chief Administrator
Position Type
Full Time

County of Manatee


PO Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000
United States

Form of Government
County Council-Administrator/Manager