CHIEF OF STAFF (COUNTY EXECUTIVE)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under the County Executive’s general direction, to manage, coordinate and oversee the staff, operations and programs of the County Executive's office; to Implement the County Executive's office goals and objectives; to serve as liaison between the County Executive's office and the community; to conduct intergovernmental affairs activities on behalf of the County Executive's office and to liaise with other elected official's staff members; to oversee the development of the County Executive’s strategic plan and activities; and to do related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage, coordinate and oversee the operations, programs and staff of the County Executive's office; provide the County Executive's office staff and the County Executive with timely information, analyses, assistance and recommendations regarding programs' effectiveness.
Perform community relations activities and represent the County Executive and the County at community events and activities as appropriate.
Oversee the development of the strategic plan and activities that further develop the economic, educations and cultural promise of the County.
Respond to and refer citizen issues, concerns and complaints on a wide variety of subject matters.
Attend and participated in professional and community group meetings; stay abreast of local issues and business trends.
Provide staff assistance to the County Executive; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Develop and monitor the County Executive's office budget,
Represent the County Executive on various committees as assigned.
Work with press as appropriate.
FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
The incumbent shall be appointed "at-will" and serve at the pleasure of the County Executive Incumbents in this class perform confidential and complex managerial duties for the County Executive.
Work involves the highest degree of independent judgement, requiring a thorough knowledge of County procedures and policies and the ability to choose the best resolution among several alternatives in performing a variety of assignments without instruction and in scheduling and completing work.
Effectively manage and supervise staff.
Coordinate a variety of activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies.
Assist and interpret federal and state legislation and prepare recommendations,
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of County and other government officials, community groups and the general public
Effectively deal with the public in responding to inquiries and resolving or referring complaints; promote good public relations
Analyze situations carefully and adopt effective course action,
Interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies, laws and rule.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Operate a personal computer and applicable software programs.
Managerial practices and techniques.
Federal, state and local government organization.
Principles and practices of public of public administration.
Principles of municipal budget preparation and control.
Pertinent federal, state and local laws, rules and policies regarding local government operations.
Research methods, techniques and report presentation.
Personal computer operation and applications including word processing, database and spread sheets.
Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration; political science or a related field; and,
Experience: Three (3) years professional experience including management or supervisory experience, analysis of legislation, and participation in a variety of business/community oriented special projects and activities.
A Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
12/2018 Date of Original Composition