Deputy County Administrator

County of Yuma, AZ

Job Details

  • Job Function: Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; Assistant/Deputy Department Director
  • Salary: $102,356 - $161,782. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 195,751
  • Where: 198 S Main Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
  • Form of Government: County council-administrator/mgr

Post Date: Dec 3 2018


Under the general guidance and direction of the County Administrator, provides executive level administrative support to the County Administrator and Board of Supervisors; coordinates efforts with the County Administrator relating to legislation, policy issues, or financial analysis; serves as Chief Administrative Officer in the absence of the County Administrator; the employment relationship of incumbents in this position is "at will", and as such, the employee may be terminated at any time, for any reason, with or without cause.

Example of Work:
(Illustrative Only) Works directly with the County Administrator in support of various projects; analyzes and recommends policies and procedures for the orderly conduct of County Administrative affairs; provides organizational and strategic leadership and consultation to the County Administrator and Board of Supervisors; provides management oversight to department directors and administrative staff as assigned by the County Administrator; interacts with the Board of Supervisors at the direction of the County Administrator, providing advice and recommendations on policy matters and informing them of important events and legislation; participates in the formulation, revision, and negotiation of contracts and intergovernmental agreements; assists the County Administrator in developing and maintaining a structurally balanced annual budget; oversees and directs complex and highly sensitive studies and projects; presents policy recommendations and solutions to the County Administrator and Board of Supervisors; formulates recommended solutions to address problems and issues relating to the operation of the County; performs general management or systems analysis studies of the structure, procedures, and operations of large and/or complex department(s) or assigned organizational unit(s); serves as a liaison between various regional organizations and state and federal agencies; represents the County Administrator by serving on committees, task forces and other groups; responds to inquiries from constituents, attends events, speeches, appearances, and related tasks assigned by the County Administrator; assists in preparing and evaluating competitive proposals for the delivery of County services; assists in developing and tracking work performance measures; identifies and addresses issues raised by citizens and works in partnership with County departments to solve both major and minor systemic issues that concern the community; meets regularly with County leaders to offer support and guidance; analyzes and evaluates issues and proposals; recommends and implements solutions; submits recommendations for improving the organization's functions and processes; researches and presents information to the County Administrator and the Board of Supervisors; reviews agendas for the Board of Supervisors' meetings and briefs the Board of Supervisors on pertinent issues in the absence of the County Administrator; conducts research and prepares summaries, correspondence, and participates in special projects; demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service; regular and reliable attendance is required; performs other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education:
Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Finance, Business Administration or closely related field; and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in local government management that includes experience in analysis, auditing, research, fiscal control, or governmental statistical/analytical work; and at least five (5) years in a management capacity; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; requires successful completion of a background check; Master's degree in Public or Business Administration preferred.

This position is advertised from the minimum to the maximum annually salary. Salary will be determined based on education and experience at the time of offer.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: County policies and procedures; public sector organization and functions, preferably in a county; budget analysis and procedures; fiscal management techniques, policies and procedures; federal and state regulations relative to local government finance; governmental accounting practices and procedures; word processing and spreadsheet software; research and survey techniques; report writing; systems and operations analysis; management practices such as re-engineering, benchmarking, and competitive service delivery.

Skill in: Analyzing and evaluating effectiveness of financial, management, and organizational programs to develop solutions and to enhance operations; preparing and maintaining financial reports; training others in management techniques; communicating clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, elected officials, other agencies, and the public.

Ability to: Analyze complex administrative problems and recommend solutions; develop and implement management decisions and policies; interpret County policies and actions to diverse ethnic, cultural, social and business groups; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; effectively carry out difficult and complex assignments requiring considerable independent judgment and initiative with minimum supervision; plan, initiate, and manage projects from beginning to end, with minimal direction; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, elected officials, other agencies and the public; perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Working Environment: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity; generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing; the job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.


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