Assistant County Administrator - Development Services
Pasco County, FL - Pasco County, FL

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Salary Information: salary for this position is negotiable.

Highly responsible administrative and management work in directing a branch of County government. Serves as a member of the Core Team of leaders who work together to serve the citizens and businesses of Pasco County in the most effective way possible. Major departments within the branch include Building Construction Services (central permitting, building inspections) Engineering Services (environmental lands acquisition, project management, real estate, survey, traffic operations), Planning & Development (transportation planning/MPO, code enforcement, current planning, long-range planning, zoning & intake), Public Works (road & bridge, and stormwater management) consisting of approximately 400 employees, a $36 million operating budget and a $150 million capital budget.

This position is being recruited to replace an incumbent who is expected to retire in the Spring of 2013, and will serve in a subordinate role to the incumbent until that time.

Essential Job Functions:

Oversees the management of the day to day operations and services of the Branch by setting the vision and framework that enable departments to successfully deliver program based services. Serves as the conduit for successful cross departmental communications by setting appropriate policies and procedures and through personal consultations with department heads. Confers with department heads and other management personnel to identify solutions that will satisfy the customer's requirements.

Serves as liaison between County Administration and department heads. Attends all regular meetings of the Board of County Commissioners. Directs the preparation and presentation of agenda items to the Board for possible action. Serves as advisor to the Planning & Development Department and liaison between staff and the Development Review Committee (DRC) for review and approval of major development activity. Coordinates branch capital improvement programs and projects. Guides departmental long-range plans such as the comprehensive plan and MPO (Regional Transportation Plan) based on regulatory criteria, and incorporation of the Board's Strategic Plan. Ensures that departmental Business Plan Initiatives appropriately link to long term efforts.

Assists County personnel in evaluation of programs under their authority to reduce and control operating costs and/or increase efficiency in a manner consistent with the level of service to be provided per the policy direction of the Board. Reviews and approves departmental budget proposals prior to their final processing. Evaluates programs, goals, and performance.

Coordinates and participates in management improvement programs. Researches, evaluates, and designs management business practices and reporting systems for improving and measuring the effectiveness of systems, departmental operations and delivery of services and programs. Conducts analysis and prepares reports as appropriate.

Assists department heads in the development, implementation and maintenance of procedures and management techniques designed to facilitate production, quality control, and work measurement programs that will ensure performance excellence. Reviews and approves changes to major service delivery process and operating procedures prior to adoption and implementation.

Directs the staff of administrative, professional, technical support personnel engaging in activities assigned to the office. Supervises department/division employees through department heads. Reviews and approves Department head recommendations for hiring, discharge, promotion, transfers, and personnel actions. Evaluates performance of Department and Division heads within the Branch.

Ensures compliance with Board policies and all relevant laws and regulations. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of local governmental operations and practices. Knowledge of Florida Statutes as they relate to the operation of County government. Knowledge of Federal, State and private grants. Knowledge of the practices utilized in governmental budgeting and cost reduction. Knowledge of the principles of the Governor's Sterling Award process, Baldrige or other high performance organizational theories/systems. Knowledge of the techniques used in the operation of a large development services branch. Familiar with local government planning and zoning requirements and development order process. Knowledge of codes relating to land development and building construction. Knowledge of capital infrastructures (roads, bridges, and stormwater facilities), financing, planning, construction, and maintenance management.

Possess strong, innovative and visionary leadership and management skills in support of the County's commitment to its mission.

Ability to supervise the work of a large staff of professional, technical, clerical, semi-skilled, and unskilled employees. Ability to direct and carry out complex oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the County Commissioners, County employees, business partners, other governmental agencies, and the public. Ability to set a vision for the future. Ability to build a strong leadership team that is capable of implementing the vision and goals of the County. Ability to analyze and solve administrative problems. Ability to prepare and analyze operating procedures and administrative reports. Ability to represent the County in public speaking events. Possession of excellent customer service, leadership, and communication skills.

Minimum Requirements:

Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field. A Master's degree in a related field is required. Ten years experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions with a minimum of five years experience in public administration in an agency of comparable size or responsibility. Experience in the above referenced development services departments preferred. A comparable amount of directly related experience may be substituted for the minimum educational requirements.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Must become a Pasco County resident within twelve (12) months after employment date.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.