Full-Time ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / Economic Development
Under broad policy guidance of the Weber County Commission and the Department Director, performs professional, administrative, and supervisory work developing, implementing, and/or ensuring the effectiveness of major programs within the Weber County Department of Community and Economic Development. Position has the direct responsibility of assisting in the formation and implementation of policy matters. Position requires the ability to make independent decisions without direct supervision.
This position has an emphasis on administrative concerns and involves regular contact with County departments, department directors, County divisions, division directors, and elected officials. This position also emphasizes problem solving and policy discussions related to departmental concerns and overall County problems and concerns. This position also includes supervision duties of various divisions and personnel as needed.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Typical essential duties of the position will include, but are not limited to:
- Performs as the Department’s Assistant Director and acts in the Department Director’s stead during his/her absence. Must be able to take on Department Director’s responsibilities as required.
- Supervises and provides policy and administrative direction to division directors within the Community and Economic Development Department.
- Determines priorities among competing programs, prepares programmatic plans, and allocates resources for plan implementation. Prepares and implements budgets for programs.
- Works closely with the department director and division directors in the development of the departmental budget and monitors the execution of the budget to ensure compliance with all state laws, county ordinances, and generally accepted accounting principles and standards.
- Provides oversight for and ensures the preparation of all departmental billings to other County departments, governmental agencies, private entitles and citizens for whom the department provides services. Accounts for all receipts and ensures proper accounting for all financial transactions related to these activities.
- Serves as the contract manager for the department, ensuring that all contracts are executed in a timely and efficient manner and that the terms and conditions of such contracts are complied with appropriately.
- Aggressively pursues an explores possibilities to increase revenue generation/enhancement opportunities.
- Acts as point of contact and action officer with other departments/divisions/agencies or other tenants for all space needs and allocation of space in the Weber Center Building.
- Creates solutions to problems as they occur. This position requires the ability to understand and evaluate problems and recommend solutions to be implemented.
- Supports division directors in meeting programmatic goals.
- Must be able to prioritize and implement projects or programs as needed by the department director or County Commission.
- Performs other administrative and functional duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, or any other related degree. A master’s degree in the aforementioned fields is desirable.
Eight years of increasingly responsible experience relevant to government administration; and four of which must have been in a lead professional capacity
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and project management.
- Working knowledge of research methodology and statistics.
- Thorough knowledge of local government structure and operation.
- Working knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
- Thorough knowledge of the practices and principles of effective management.
- Working knowledge of budgetary and fiscal management systems.
- Working knowledge of legislative processes and community agencies.
- Working knowledge of County policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of the principles of administration, organization, and methods of control.
- Skill in the use of analytical, computer, and office equipment.
- Skill in written and verbal communication.
- Skill in negotiation.
- Skill in public relations and public speaking.
- Skill in personnel management.
- Skill in process evaluation and implementation.
- Skill in data collection and analysis.
- Ability to determine policies and implement programs.
- Ability to organize and direct the work of subordinates.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to follow written procedures and instructions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with employees, other departments, agencies, boards, commissions, and the general public.
- Valid Utah driver’s license and a good driving record.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate in the field.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.