Special Projects Coordinator
DeKalb County, GA - Decatur, GA

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Plans, researches, organizes and manages a range of complex and detailed special projects for an assigned department. Duties may vary by department.


Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff in coordination of special projects.

Plans and organizes special projects for department management while functioning as project leader.

Analyzes data and prepares briefing summaries for assigned projects.

Approves and prepares news releases.

Develops, plans, organizes and conducts departmental strategic planning workshops.

Plans projects in connection with departmental and strategic planning.

Researches and prepares impact analysis for assigned projects.

Researches and assists with preparation of agenda items for budget committee and Board of Commissioners.

Provides technical assistance to departmental staff; prepares and edits technical reports.

Prepares responses to sensitive, complex and critical correspondence related to assigned projects.

Assists in the revision and editing of the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Publishes and/or coordinates publication of monthly newsletter.

Coordinates the completion of public information including developing news releases and public information/educational materials.

Coordinates and attends community meetings and workshops.

Develops expenditure based performance systems and conducts the initial and ongoing training on this system for the department.

Prepares minutes of weekly management team meetings and other project related divisional meetings.

Designs and coordinates workshops for new departmental systems.

Develops charts, graphs, maps, spreadsheets and graphic presentation and makes presentations to departments.

Plans and coordinates special events as assigned.

Develops and manages community partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Relations, Education or a related field; three years of experience in management, administration, research, technical writing, public relations, project coordination, or educational instruction training. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. An equivalent combination of training and/or experience will be considered.

Supplemental Information:

This position will report to the director of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department.