An employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing and directing a wide variety of functions for the County. Work is managed through division managers in each function; however, the Director is involved in budget, staffing and operational decisions. Work is managed over a wide geographic area with employees working weekends and other non traditional times. Work requires the employee to determine and project needed equipment, develop a budget, research and apply for grants, manage personnel, and perform short and long range planning and daily management for operational functions. Work is performed in accordance with established county ordinances, state and federal laws, rules, regulations and policies. Strong staff management, problem-solving, and capital and operating budget management skills are required. Works requires exposure to inside and outside environments, extremes in temperatures, and exposure to gases, mists, odors, and oils and may require the use of a mask. Work is evaluated by the County Manager through conferences, observation of work, and reports.
Examples of Duties:
Plans, organizes, and directs the transportation services, juvenile restitution program, animal control, function; coordinates work through supervisors in these functions.
Inspects work projects assigns and assures safety rules and regulations are followed.
Develops requests for operating and capital budgets and equipment; writes specifications; and processes orders.
Confers with departmental personnel concerning overall operational procedures; gives guidance and assistance in the execution of assignments and responsibilities; trains and instructs employees on an individual basis concerning areas of assigned work.
Researches, coordinates and prepares grant proposals; administers grants; maintains appropriate records and prepares reports related to the grants.
Requisitions for the purchase of supplies, materials, and equipment. Manages a full transit operation with demand and routine routes; manages staff including hiring and supervision through lower level manager.
Prepares records and written reports.
Performs personnel management functions for the department including hiring, training, motivation, communication, performance coaching and evaluation, and other supervisory functions.
Receives and investigates complaints pertaining to the conduct of departmental personnel, programs, procedures, etc.
Prepares reports for the County Manager and Commissioners as needed and advises them regarding departmental issues.
Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in public administration or related field and considerable experience in program management including considerable supervisory responsibility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters Degree preferred.
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.