Under administrative direction of the County Administrative Officer and/or the Assistant County Administrative Officer, supervises a major program area in the County Administrative Office; acts for, or in the absence of, the County Administrative Officer and/or the Assistant County Administrative Officer as authorized by the County Administrative Officer; plans, organizes, and coordinates budgetary and financial planning, administrative and managerial operations, and fiscal monitoring activities; and performs other duties as assigned.
The Deputy County Administrator classification is allocated to the County Administrative Office and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the fiscal, legislative, and/or strategic planning activities of the County, this may include directing the development of the County budget, evaluating fiscal and budgetary procedures and policies, and coordinating the fiscal activities of all County departments to assure maximum effectiveness of County resources. This class provides administrative coordination and policy oversight to County departments; directs the development of the County strategic plan and legislative agenda; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the County Administrative Officer and the Assistant County Administrative Officer. The assigned work requires initiative, judgment, discretion, and the ability to make independent decisions within established policies and procedures set forth by the Board of Supervisors, County Administrative Officer, and Federal, State & County laws, ordinances, and regulations.
This class is distinguished from the higher level class of Assistant County Administrative Officer by the latter's day-to-day responsibility for the County Administrative Office’s operations, county-wide budget, initiatives and programs. This class is distinguished from the lower level administrative analyst series in that the latter serve as budget analysts and primary representatives of the County Administrative Office to assigned County departments wherein they advise departmental officials and exercise central management controls in areas including budget and administrative policy.
- Accepted principles, techniques and practices of local government administration, including budgeting, legislative relations and processes, supervision, organization, administration, project planning, administrative and organizational analysis, and modern public management methods and procedures
- Administrative techniques and the problems associated with the administration of a decentralized local public agency
- Techniques of planning and performing administrative, budgetary, operational, staffing or organizational analysis, including project management.
- County government organization and functions, and their relationship to federal, state and municipal government
- Statistical methods and methods of graphic presentation
- Laws, codes, rules, and regulations governing the operation of County government
- Organization, function and administrative structure of public agencies, including the role of an elected Board
- Accepted principles and practices of supervision
- Analyze a wide variety of complex situations and information and draw logical conclusions and recommendations
- Assemble, organize, and present in written or oral form, administrative, financial, factual, and other information derived from a variety of sources
- Develop, organize and effectively coordinate complex programs and activities
- Analyze complex budgets and fiscal practices of County departments
- Understand, interpret and apply provisions of applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, and operating procedures
- Exercise tact and judgment in representing the County Administrator on a variety of occasions
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials and managers, employees, officials or other agencies, and the general public
- Perform data collection, interpretation and evaluation pertaining to administrative, fiscal and management matters
- Use principles of inductive and deductive reasoning to validate conclusions and recommendations
- Exercise responsibility, initiative, ingenuity, independent analysis and judgment in solving highly specialized administrative and management problems
Education and Experience/Training: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
- Graduation from a recognized college with a major in business administration, public administration, management, finance, economics, accounting or a related field, AND four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a private or governmental agency with responsibilities in administration or financial analysis, including: systems, procedures and program evaluation;
- A masters degree is desirable, and may be substituted for one (1) year of experience