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Assistant City Manager - Chief Development Officer

City of Port Wentworth

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Assistant City Manager/Chief Development Officer




The Assistant City Manager - Chief Development Officer position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of planning, zoning, building inspections, permitting, public works, and leisure service divisions. The ACM-CDO helps formulate the City's operational budgets and plans and implements long and short-term goals and objectives for fiscal programs under his divisions which promote the City's overall vision.


  • Serves as Team Leader for functional grouping of Public Works, Development Services, and Leisure Services
  • Participates in the coordination and preparation of the agenda for the City
  • Draft policies and regulations for review by the City Manager
  • Responds to inquiries from the public, civic and professional groups, and the news media in person, by telephone, or by correspondence.
  • Confers with the City Manager on policy matters and proceeds as appropriate to ensure implementation/compliance.
  • Provides guidance to Department & Division Directors in implementing governing body and administrative
  • Communicates with Department Directors to convey and gather information required by the City
  • Provide information and staff support at meetings of the City
  • Approves drafts of operating procedures and
  • Coordinates interdepartmental
  • Conducts or participates in special projects
  • Completion of work assignments may require the operation of a
  • The examples of work performed are not intended to be all-



  • Knowledge of local government operations, regulations, and
  • Knowledge of community and economic development
  • Knowledge of urban planning theory and
  • Knowledge of human resource principles and
  • Knowledge of budgetary principles and
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs, willingness to learn new software
  • Skill in planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of
  • Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports using Microsoft Word, Excel and
  • Skill in oral and written




The City Manager assign's work in terms of city goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through

Assistant City Manager/CDO, Administration Page 2


conferences, reports, and observation of city activities.



Guidelines include the City Charter, the Code of Ordinances, state and federal law, and city personnel policy. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.



  • The work consists of varied management, administrative, and supervisory The variety of city operations contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to supervise the operations of the city Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of all city government operations.



  • Contacts are typically with department heads, other city employees, elected and appointed officials, business leaders, state and federal officials, and members of the general
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters.


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office and The employee




This position has direct supervision over department heads as assigned by the City Manager. This position may also act in the capacity of the City Manager during his/her absence.




  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

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