CHIEF OF STAFF (COMPTROLLERS)
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Under Onondaga County Comptroller’s general direction, to manage, coordinate and oversee the staff, operations and programs of the County’s Comptroller office; to Implement the County Comptroller’s office goals and objectives; to serve as liaison between the County Comptroller’s office and the community; to conduct intergovernmental affairs activities on behalf of the County Comptroller's office and to liaise with other elected official's staff members; to oversee the development of the County Comptroller’s strategic plan and activities; and to do related work as required.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage, coordinate and oversee the operations, programs and staff of the County Comptroller's office; provide the County Comptroller's office staff and the County Comptroller with timely information, analyses, assistance and recommendations regarding programs' effectiveness.
Perform community relations activities and represent the County Comptroller at community events and activities as appropriate.
Oversee the development of the strategic plan and activities.
Respond to and refer citizen issues, concerns and complaints.
Attend and participated in professional and community group meetings; stay abreast of local issues and business trends.
Provide staff assistance to the County Comptroller; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Develop and monitor the County Comptroller's office budget,
Represent the County Comptroller’s office on various committees as assigned.
Work with press as appropriate.
FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The incumbent shall be appointed "at-will" and serve at the pleasure of the County Comptroller. Incumbents in this class perform confidential and complex managerial duties for the County Comptroller. 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 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 and Experience:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
A typical way to attain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: The equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major work in public or business administration; political science or a related field
Experience: Three to five 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.