Chief of Staff, Board of Commissioners


Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Population: 699,893
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  • Form of Government: County Council-Administrator/Manager


Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to manage administrative operations for and to provide executive level consultation and support to the Board of Commissioners (BOC).

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; reviews time sheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and County administrators; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.

Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to the BOC.

Provides technical assistance and support to BOC to assure departmental effectiveness and efficiency; directs the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of administrative operations, such as communications, human services, and intergovernmental affairs; and directs the preparation of strategies to meet BOC goals.

Acts as consultant to BOC regarding the County budget process; reviews, monitors and researches budget issues and related fiscal matters; and manages and monitors budget issues for assigned area of responsibility.

Coordinates policy implementation; researches and analyzes policy initiatives; consults with County staff and other governmental and community organizations; facilitates advisory, policy and other work teams to develop policies, procedures and standards; and makes recommendations on to improve programs, processes, and procedures.

Acts as liaison with County administrators, other County departments, governmental agencies, constituents and the general public; gathers information; and communicates goals and policy initiatives.

Makes recommendations to resolve concerns/problems of citizens and employees; facilitates resolution of constituent complaints; assists in resolution of employee issues; provides advice and recommendations for complex issues; and interprets policies and procedures.

Provides communications and public relations support to the BOC; researches issues and writes reports; drafts correspondence; writes speeches and talking points; and prepares and analyzes various reports as assigned.

Coordinates special events and projects as assigned; directs planning and coordinates events and projects; and assists in identifying resources.

Attends various meetings and work sessions; and may represent BOC before community groups, private agencies, and other governmental entities and officials.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field (Master’s degree preferred); ten years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, government operational analysis and planning, project management, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.

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