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).
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.
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.
Internal Number: 12329
About DeKalb County Government
It’s In DeKalb
From Stone Mountain Park, home of the world’s largest free-standing piece of exposed granite, to its popular Perimeter commercial district and its 269 square miles teeming with residents who speak 140 different languages, “It’s In DeKalb.”
Located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, DeKalb is the fourth most populous county in the state, with approximately 735,000 residents, according to 2016 U.S. Census Community Facts population estimates.
In addition to a portion of Atlanta, several cities have joined Decatur: Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain and Tucker.
Employment opportunities are plentiful for the ready-for-business county with the DeKalb County Government! So whether it’s cultural diversity, natural attractions, higher education options or a business-ready environment with employment opportunities, “It’s In DeKalb.”
Mission, Vision and Values
As part of the county's budget process, the county has a defined vision, mission and values. They will be used as the foundation for shaping the goals, strategies and action steps in the strategic plan.
Statement of Vision: To ...build a new consensus for a better DeKalb County.
Mission: To make the priorities of the citizens of DeKalb County; the priorities of County government - by achieving a safer DeKalb, building stronger neighborhoods, creating a fiscally accountable and more efficient county government and uniting the citizens of DeKalb County.
Statement of Values: In working to accomplish our mission, we value:
• An inclusive approach involving the whole community.
• A team approach to preventing problems.
• Well-trained employees committed to excellence.
• A responsive and responsible service delivery system.
• Our cultural diversity.
• Positive change, innovation and creativity.
• Mutual trust and respect.