The salary range for this position is between $120,000 – $130,000 DOQ.
For more information, please click here to view the Deputy County Administrator brochure.
MAJOR FUNCTION: Highly responsible senior leadership administrative position. Operating under the direction of the County Administrator. Responsible for professionally supervising the operations and administration of the County’s management staff. Oversees major projects and programs of the County. Responsible for on‑going analysis of county operational and financial status. Provides research and supervisory support to the County Administrator in diverse functional areas. Responsible for upholding County policies and procedures and providing advice and direction to staff. Serves as liaison between County Administration, citizens, advisory boards and committees, civic groups and other governmental agencies. Serves as acting County Administrator in his or her absence.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS NEEDED IN ORDER TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles and best practices of public administration and of the ICMA Code of Ethics. Knowledge of fiscal management and budgetary development, administration and control. Knowledge of statutes, ordinances and regulations under which the County operates. Knowledge of project management and financing techniques. Knowledge of principles and practices of modern County management. Knowledge of principles of management analysis and organizational design necessary to analyze, recommend and evaluate programs, administrative policies and organizational structures. Knowledge of personnel rules and regulations and staff development. Knowledge of community dynamics including inter-governmental relations, civic organizations and special interest groups.
Abilities: Ability to gather and analyze data and draw logical conclusions. Ability to formulate plans, budgets, reports and related policy papers, synthesizing information from a variety of sources. Ability to formulate programs and assess financial feasibility of such programs. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, community groups and employees to achieve goals and objectives. Ability to communicate concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to organize, direct and supervise the work of personnel. Ability to define problems, collect, analyze, interpret and evaluate data; define and select alternatives and establish rational for and projecting consequences of decisions or recommendations.
Skills: Skill at oral and written presentations. Skill at developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships among diverse interests. Skill at developing performance metrics and strategies to achieve goals.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION: Plans, organizes, directs, controls and reviews the operations of various departments within the County. Assists operating departments with development of operational plans, achievement of Board goals and priorities, long-range financial and capital improvement plans, organizational development and effectiveness. Confers with Department Administrators and Directors to plan, develop and present programs, budgets, analyses, reports and other proposals to the County Administrator and Board of County Commissioners. Assists with formulating and executing administrative policies and/or developing new programs. Makes presentations and recommendations to the County Commission. Conducts fact‑finding studies on specific situations which occur in the normal operations of the County. Confers with citizens on specific problems, compiles data and statistics and formulates recommendations to resolve such problems. Delegates work to and ensures follow‑up by departmental staff in resolving problems or obtaining information. Coordinates directives from the County Administrator to accomplish specific tasks requested by the Administrator, County Commission or citizen boards. Represents the County at various meetings throughout the county and state. Responds to correspondence or coordinates such response by the appropriate department. Acts as a liaison between the County Administrator and the various Department Heads. Monitors the progress of departments in general and the progress of specific projects with regards to financial and management concerns. Performs related work as requested or assigned.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: Good vision and hearing with or without correction. Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely. Use of both hands and fingers with dexterity. Occasional walking and standing is required.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION REQUIREMENTS: Indoors work in a sedentary posture. Occasional outdoor work at remote offices and outdoor work sites.
WORK HAZARDS: N/A
SAFETY EQUIPMENT USED OR NEEDED: N/A
EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field.
EXPERIENCE: Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in government or business leadership positions, with a strong preference for experience in organizations that are of a similar size or larger.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION: Valid Driver’s License and maintain a good driving record.
HOW TO APPLY
For consideration, please submit an online application at:
Applicants must attach the following to their application:
- Cover Letter
- Salary History and Requirements
- Executive Profile / Bio
- Professional References / Letters of Recommendation
Under Florida law, all applications are public record once submitted.
For more information, please contact Human Resources at (772) 462-1546.
St. Lucie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace.