• Assistant County Administrator

    Hamilton County
    Job Description

    Position:  Assistant County Administrator (1840-02)
    Location:  Cincinnati, OH
    Job Id:  1840-02

    Assistant County Administrator (1840-02)
    Deadline to Apply: 
    April 4, 2019
    Work Location:
    138 East Court St.
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Work Hours:  
    80 Hours Bi-Weekly
    Salary Range: 
    Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification): 
    • Bachelor's degree with major course work in public finance, financial management or public accounting and over ten (10) years' experience in the field
    • and/or equivalent combinations of training and experience which indicates a comprehensive knowledge of management, departmental operations, government structure and process, budgeting and a demonstrable ability to plan and manage from an administrative level. Willingness to serve in the unclassified civil service as a condition of employment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration; ICMA Credentialed Manager Certificate; successful experience as a local government administrator or assistant administrator level position.
    Job Duties (Summary):
    • This position is civil service unclassified and serves at the pleasure of the County Administrator.  Serves as  the County Administrator in his/her absence, as per BOCC resolution; acts for the County Administrator in defined areas (i.e., Planning and Development, which includes: Community Development, Public Works, Building Inspections, Zoning; Environmental Services; MSD; Communications Center; County Facilities); advises the County Administrator with regard to developing strategies and methods for implementing policies and directives of the Board of County Commissioners; insures compliance with county, state and federal regulations; provides functional supervision over various departments and informs the County Administrator of significant problems and accomplishments; provides direct supervision to department heads and others (e.g., assigns tasks, provides direction, coordinates work flow, administers discipline, evaluates employee performance levels, recommends pay assignments, adjusts grievances, approves leave requests, etc.); coordinates joint projects in departments, and resolves conflicts/disputes between various parties; represents the County in negotiations concerning economic development, use of County facilities, labor relations, public/media relations, financial and other matters; represents the County administration before the Board of Commissioners; maintains positive working relationships with members of the Board of Commissioners; serves as liaison, maintains relations and negotiates agreements with local, state and federal governments agencies and the public; attends meetings called by County Administrator.
    • Directs planning, estimating and monitoring of county resources (e.g., federal grants, state funds, notes, bonds, capital projects, etc.); monitors budgets approved for offices and agencies; assists the County Administrator in preparation of the final operating budget recommendations for approval to Board of County Commissioners; prepares budget status reports reflecting budget appropriations, budget balances and other related data; prepares reports reflecting costs, cost comparisons, lease/purchase options, grants, cost effectiveness, etc.
    • Researches, develops, administers, revises and reports on special projects and/or permanently assigned responsibilities as directed by the County Administrator; researches and prepares special reports as requested by County Administrator; drafts, prepares and distributes written correspondence to Administrator, department heads, elected officials and general public.
    • Provides technical assistance on applicable laws, rules and regulations, etc.; initiates, researches, develops and/or revises County-wide policies, subject to approval; participates and leads cross-functional teams that may include private sector advisors, appointing authorities, volunteers, staff from independent elected official’s offices and other government entities; meets with private agencies and councils; prepares and maintains accurate records, reports and documentation.
    • Advises and consults with County Administrator, Board of County Commissioners  department directors, etc. regarding public information campaigns and activities, and  impact of proposed or actual policies and decisions; interacts with local and possibly national media related to county government; prepares and delivers speeches to interested parties and general public regarding financial conditions, county financial needs operations and processes.
    • Initiates, plans schedules and coordinates services, activities and/or meetings of various agencies and Boards; manages legislative processes at State and Federal level; represents Board of County Commissioners and County Administrator at meetings; makes speeches about various programs to community groups and other governmental agencies.
    • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
    • Performs other related duties as required.
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