This position is exempt from the appeals procedure. The employee works at the pleasure of the County Manager.
Must have the physical, developmental, and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities, and duties of the job illustrated below.
Management responsibility for major long-term, strategically significant initiatives, as assigned by the County Manager. Perform a variety of management, administrative, and technical work in the planning, development, implementation, and coordination of the activities, projects, and programs in support of the following: Alternative Water Supply; Transportation System; and Northeast Polk County (Unincorporated).
This is a highly responsible position with direct responsibility for the administration, direction, planning and personnel management of all functions and employees within the following countywide operations (and other divisions or programs, as assigned by the County Manager): Community Development, Small Business Development Center, and Community Redevelopment Agencies.
- Alternative Water Supply (AWS)
o Serve as the Staff Coordinator of the Polk Regional Water Cooperative (PRWC), to fulfill the county government’s role as Registered Agent
o Ensure consistency between PRWC AND Polk County Utilities projects and activities
- Transportation System
o Coordinate county government’s interaction with stakeholders to achieve construction of regionally significant projects
o Represent county government interests in future efforts to merge transit agencies under the Polk Transit Authority
- Northeast Polk County (Unincorporated)
o Develop creative funding strategies for provision of municipal services and infrastructure development
o Coordinate major economic development opportunities to include county government divisions and economic development organizations
o Coordinate with the Office of Planning and Development on major developments
o Coordinate with the Office of Planning and Development to achieve the proper land use mix
o Coordinate with Orange, Osceola, Lake, and other counties on “as needed” basis, as directed by the County Manager or designee
- Management and Oversight Responsibilities
o Directs and supervises all assigned divisions and sections activities through the issuance of directives and personal consultation with directors and/or managers
o Allocates human, financial, and other resources to achieve organizational objectives
o Reviews budget and exercises budgetary control over appropriations
o Ensures divisions act in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policy
o Reviews operations and recommends cost savings/efficiency measures to the County Manager
o Prepares and presents agenda items to the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC)
- Manage Intergovernmental Affairs and Community Outreach Initiatives, as assigned by the County Manager
o Identify, negotiate, and implement partnership opportunities for provision of efficient public services and cost-effective infrastructure development with municipalities and neighboring counties
o Serves as the County Manager’s Office liaison, as needed, to municipal governments, other county governments, regional entities, special districts, state agencies, and federal agencies
o Initiates effective stakeholder and community outreach and engagement strategies on various public policy issues and projects
- Coordinate Development and Achievement of Major Public Policy Initiatives, as assigned by the County Manager, to include:
o Lobbying efforts on the BoCC’s State Legislative priorities
o Efforts to obtain federal appropriations and grants
o Achievement of BoCC goals established at the annual strategic planning retreat
- Serve as the County Manager’s Office Liaison to Manage Major Internal Organizational Initiatives to include:
o Long-range planning
o Strategic planning
o Organizational performance and benchmarking
o Process improvement
o Privatization opportunities
o Strategic objectives requiring effective internal coordination between multiple county divisions
- Manage other Special Projects, as assigned by the County Manager or Deputy County Managers
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Knowledge of management principles, short and long-range management planning, cost-effective measures, taxing resources, fiscal reporting systems, and budget preparation.
Knowledge of the principles of economic development.
Knowledge of public and private financing and various debt financing mechanisms.
Knowledge of professional services contracting, bidding procedures, and contract administration.
Knowledge of the principles of budget administration and financial forecasting.
Knowledge of statistical and research methods.
Knowledge of business correspondence and report writing.
Knowledge of the basic functions of Community Redevelopment Agencies, Enterprise Zones and Foreign Trade Zones.
Ability to interpret and enforce various county, state, and federal statutes.
Ability to use good judgment in administrative and personnel issues.
Ability to mediate and resolve conflicts as they occur, and make independent decisions
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the public.
Ability to plan, assign, direct, and evaluate the work of others.
Ability to manage complex problems with multiple stakeholders.
Ability to interpret and apply the principles, practices, and procedures specified in Florida redevelopment law.
Graduate of an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Urban Planning, or a relevant area of study. Must have seven (7) years highly responsible experience in a municipal/county setting, at least three (3) of which will have been in a senior management position.
Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver’s license at the time of employment within this classification.
A comparable amount of training and related experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Urban Planning, or a relevant area of study.
Knowledge of Community Redevelopment Agencies and how they function.
Location: Bartow, FL
Compensation: $100,000 – $120,000 Exempt Salary
Closing Date: Posting will be removed without notice.
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