Special Projects Coordinator
Bernalillo County Government - Albuquerque, NM

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Position Summary

Under general direction, coordinate assigned special projects, administer social services contracts, coordinate county-wide process improvement initiatives, and serve as liaison on various committees.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct fiscal impact, cost/benefit, project and program analysis, and coordinate implementation of special projects assigned by the Deputy County Manager, including projects involving systems re-engineering, performance monitoring, customer surveys, strategic improvement and records management.
  • Coordinate administrative functions involving social services and Indigent Fund contracts, including preparation of RFPs, evaluation of proposals, processing of reimbursement requests, monitoring agencies’ compliance with contract requirements, providing technical assistance, and serving as County liaison for social service and/or other agencies.
  • Coordinate and conduct feasibility and economic impact analysis of development projects and applications for industrial revenue bonds and project revenue bonds, and facilitate economic development activities for the County.
  • Identify suitable areas for strategic improvement in county operations, develop plans to initiate improvements, coordinate implementation of those plans and monitor and report on the results.
  • Conduct analysis of proposed and pending local, state and federal legislation and develop program and fiscal impact reports and position papers.
  • Serve on committees, task forces, evaluation groups and negotiating teams as assigned by the Deputy County Manager.
  • Prepare agenda items, periodic and summary reports on all areas of responsibility.
  • Supervise and direct personnel as necessary in the specific project area.

  • *The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in public administration, business administration, economics, systems engineering or related field. Master degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years of professional experience in an administrative capacity including experience in general management, project management, program analysis, budgeting and finance.
  • Must have the ability to research and analyze complex issues, develop project plans, conduct surveys, and develop policy proposals.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English, to prepare accurate, concise, complete, and informative written materials, and to make effective presentations to small or large groups.
  • Must have the ability to manage projects and personnel effectively and to work productively either independently or as a team member or team leader.
  • Must have the ability to interact professionally and work productively with the public, industry and agency representatives, and other County employees.
  • Must have the ability to maintain objectivity and confidentiality in dealing with a variety of complex and potentially sensitive projects.
  • Must have the ability to act promptly and consistently in accomplishing assigned responsibilities.
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and ability to handle effectively multiple concurrent assignments, and activities.
  • Must be proficiency in the use of Windows-based word processing, spreadsheet, and database software and in the development and maintenance of application data.
  • Must have knowledge of performance monitoring, process re-engineering, and continuous improvement principles.
  • Must have knowledge of administrative and managerial principles and practices of governmental agencies.
  • Must have knowledge of budgeting, cost control, and project management principles.

  • Supplemental Information:

    Screening and Compliance

    The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:

  • Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination.
  • Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
  • Working Conditions

  • Most essential job duties are performed indoors in climate controlled environment.
  • Primary work surface is even, dry, carpeted or tiled floor.
  • Works alone primarily, with or without directions. Works with a group at times, and with a select team at times.
  • Equipment, Tools and Materials

  • Telephone, calculator, computer, fax machine, and copy machine are used in performance of essential job duties.
  • Various forms of paperwork are handled in performance of essential job duties.

  • Functional Analysis, Mental & Physical Functions:

    Functional Analysis

    **NOTE: You are not required to disclose information about physical or mental limitations that you believe will not interfere with your capability to do the job. On the other hand, if you want the employer to consider special arrangements to accommodate a physical or mental impairment, you may identify that impairment in the space provided and suggest the kind of accommodation that you believe would be appropriate.

    Mental Functions

  • Must be able to communicate in oral and written English.
  • Must be able to use reason and judgment in performing essential functions.
  • Must be able to read and understand such items as technical materials, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Must be able to write proposals and reports (including financial) with proper format, and to verify the accuracy of information contained in reports .
  • Physical Functions

  • Work is primarily sedentary, with opportunities to stand/walk as needed typically being available throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to bend at the waist and twist/rotate as necessary.
  • Must be able to work with arms bent or extended away from body or overhead and be able to push/pull with arms as needed.
  • Must be able to crouch and kneel as necessary.
  • Must be able to use hands and fingers in order to grasp/manipulate various equipment and materials needed to perform essential duties.
  • Must be able to coordinate use of hands and eyes in operation of equipment, such as typewriter and computer

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