Deputy County Administrator

County of Ottawa, MI

Job Details

  • Job Function: Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; Assistant/Deputy Department Director
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $95,381 - $123,439.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 280,000
  • Website:
  • Where: 12220 Fillmore Street West Olive, MI 49460
  • Form of Government: County council-administrator/mgr

Post Date: Mar 8 2018

Deadline: Apr 27 2018


Under limited supervision, performs managerial and administrative duties to assist the County Administrator in directing and supervising the day-to-day operations of County departments, programs, and activities. Performs strategic and organizational planning, policy guidance, and provides oversight of assigned departments and programs. Assumes the responsibilities of the County Administrator as assigned or as required in their absence.

This is a full-time, benefited position working at the Fillmore Complex in West Olive, MI.

Essential Job Functions
The qualified candidate will possess the abilities to perform the essential job functions including, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervises departments and department directors, as assigned by the County Administrator.
Acts on behalf of County Administrator for designated purposes and is the acting County Administrator in his/her absence.
Provides oversight for managers, professional staff, and support staff in accordance with established County policies and procedures and all applicable statutes and regulations governing the employment relationship.
Participates in the hiring, termination, evaluation, and discipline of all subordinate staff.
Directs and oversees the care and maintenance of all County-owned and leased buildings and grounds.
Receives and responds to complaints and concerns with respect to facility operations and maintenance.
Performs research and staff assistance for Board of Commission standing, special, and ad-hoc committees; assists with formulation of committee agendas; follows up on action taken by the Board; may be assigned as primary staff liaison for one or more committees as assigned by the County Administrator.
Assists in the development and monitoring of operating and capital budgets.
Performs special assignments as requested, to include researching and preparing reports and projects, developing and implementing programs, and presenting technical data to management, elected officials, and others.
Performs research on operations of the County offices and departments; analyzes and evaluates funding requests for personnel and programs; prepares memos and recommendations as required.
Manages Administrative Intern Program, including advertising, hiring, oversight and evaluation.
Oversees development and maintenance of the county website.
Initiates internal and external studies to improve the administrative organization and procedures in order to contain or reduce costs and make effective use of County resources; develops and maintains County business improvement plan.
Periodically, oversees lobbyist function, reviews pending legislation, evaluates its effect on County operations and informs the County Administrator.
Represents County Administration on collaborative entities including governing boards, commissions, and authorities at discretion of County Administrator.
Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
Administers media/public communications program; prepares press releases; oversees local unit and employee newsletter production; develops and maintains positive media relations with print and broadcast media.
Prepares and gives speeches and multi-media presentations to a variety of formal and informal audiences throughout the County and state.
Serves as member and/or chair of various work teams at direction of County Administrator.
Performs those day-to-day activities that are required to keep the department functioning effectively, but are not specifically related to assignment.

Required Education, Training and Experience
Master's degree from an accredited university in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field, combined with a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in public administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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