Cobb County Government - Marietta, GA

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Oversees the activities of the operational departments of Government Services Center, Fleet Management, Information Services, Property Management, Purchasing and the Tax Assessor's Office.

Leads Support Services departments in developing, coordinating and maintaining services that support the overall County's mission and business strategy.

Plans, organizes and provides management direction to assigned departments to increase their efficiency and effectiveness; directs the preparation of plans and annual work objectives.

Plans and implements short-term or annual goals, objectives, and strategies for the agency to ensure efficient organization and completion of work.

Directs the administration of all departmental budgets; holds managerial staff accountable for budgetary decision making; ensures adherence to established budgets; ensures allocated funding is properly expended within established budgetary parameters.

Represents the County at various functions such as making speeches at civic and business associations, meeting with persons within the community, developers, officials, citizens, and representatives of the press to establish goodwill and resolve/respond to issues.

Receives and investigates complaints and inquiries by citizens and outside agencies, responds or refers to the appropriate department for action and follow-up.

Prepares, reviews and presents agenda items submitted by assigned departments to the Board of Commissioners.

Performs special assignments as requested to include: researching and preparing reports and projects, developing and implementing programs and presenting technical data to management, elected officials, and others.

Plans, allocates, and monitors time, people, equipment, and other resources to ensure efficient execution and completion of work.

Performs personnel management functions, e.g., interview, selection, hiring, employee development, disciplinary action, recommending promotion, and performance evaluations.

Confers with the County Manager and senior management to keep them informed of key issues and progress toward goals and objectives, and to garner or ensure continued support and approval for the department's strategic initiatives.

Maintains current knowledge of industry, regulatory and legislative developments affecting county support services to ensure application to areas of responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration or related field; supplemented by ten years progressively responsible experience in governmental services, the majority of which shall have been in a management capacity with responsibility for budget administration and personnel management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Knowledge and experience in managing similar types of Support Services departments is highly preferred.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds. While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is rarely exposed to disagreeable environmental factors.