|CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER|
|Under the direction of the Mayor, serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. Work involves responsibility for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of City departments and general government offices in accordance with the policies directives and priorities established by the Mayor and City Council. Provides assistance to the Mayor and City Council in the development of major policies for the general direction of City affairs and ensure implementation, plans long range programs and resolves difficult administrative problems.
Work is performed independently under general policy direction and is reviewed through conferences and evaluation of results obtained.
|Administers and implements directives and policy decisions of the Mayor and City Council and supervises all departments and employees as assigned under the supervisory control of the Mayor.
Coordinates with other elected officials in policy and budgetary matters. Confers with and advises appointed officials on problems related to the operation and direction of various City programs; develops and installs work procedures, forms and methods, and help establish work priorities.
Ensures adequate review of plans, reports and proposed ordinances and regulations submitted by elected/appointed officials.
Evaluates and summarizes the requests of Department Directors.
Guide and reviews preparation of the annual City budget and oversight of the City personnel practices.
Receives requests and complaints from the public concerning administrative action of the various departments, channels the requests to appropriate departments, follows up on corrective actions and assures replies to inquiries are given.
Performs organizational and procedural analyses of the City departments.
Gathers information, prepares reports and makes recommendations to City Council.
Attends meetings of the City Council.
Attends meetings of professional organizations and speaks before local civic groups on various aspects of City government.
Confers with representatives of federal, state and city agencies on matters pertaining to a number of City programs.
|Extensive knowledge of public administration with particular reference to municipal administration, including principles of organization and budget preparation.
Extensive knowledge of municipal organization and functions, and the relationships within local government and other levels of government.
Extensive knowledge of research methods and techniques utilized to assemble, organize and present in written or oral form statistical, financial or factual information derived from a variety of sources.
Thorough knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and other requirements governing local government.
Ability to organize, direct, and coordinate the activities of the various departments which comprise the City government.
Ability to delegate authority and responsibility to department heads and to maintain an effective organization.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department heads, employees and the general public.
Knowledge of modern business methods and procedures applicable to local government administration.
Knowledge of statistical methods and effective preparation and presentation of reports.
Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
|Bachelors Degree in Public or Business Administration or related field, Masters Degree preferred. Minimum of ten (10) years experience at the executive management level, preferably as manager or assistant manager of a municipal organization; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.|