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Agency Director -Equity & Inclusion

Powder Springs


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AGENCY DIRECTOR

PUBLIC SERVICES/EQUITY & INCLUSION

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Classification Responsibilities.  An Agency Director performs highly responsible administrative work involved in planning and managing the public facing, service and safety delivery departments for the city, including Police, Municipal Court and Parks & Recreation.

Responsibilities include advising City Manager and the City Council on the effective, efficient, and economical management of the area of assignment; strategic planning and submitting reports and recommendations on a variety of issues concerning activities. 

Administrative duties include developing short- and long-range goals and objectives; overseeing the development, preparation, and administration of the budget; supervising, directing, and evaluating the work of Directors and/or other assigned staff; coordinating activities with other city departments to ensure effective working relationships; and speaking before groups on the plans, programs, and goals of the area of assignment.

Incumbents delegate considerable authority for the performance of technical and administrative activities, but retain responsibility for results obtained.  This position serves as Acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager if requested.  This position performs related duties and functions as delegated, assigned, or required.

Distinguishing Features.  This classification has been designated as an at-will position.  Employees in this position may be required to attend meetings of the City Council and Council committees, as well as others, which may require working early morning or evening hours.  Work is performed under the general direction of the City Manager and is reviewed through the evaluation of conferences, meetings, reports, and results achieved. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

One position may not include all of the essential functions, knowledge and abilities listed, nor do the listed examples include all the knowledge and abilities which may be found in positions of this classification.

Communication.  Advises the City Manager on operational matters through oral and written reports.  Makes effective verbal and written presentations.  Reviews and approves City Council communications prepared by areas of responsibility.  Provides information on matters relating to the agency and related departments.  Discusses policies and procedures and presents recommendations to the City Council.  Prepares correspondence, reports, agreements, data analysis, policies and procedures, etc.  Communicates policies and procedures, staff expectations, and management perspective to the appropriate parties.  Prepares City Council reports and reports for city management.

Manual/Physical.  Attends meetings of the City Council and other related meetings and programs and reports on activities as requested.  Operates a personal computer to create reports, correspondence, analyze data, and make PowerPoint presentations.  May represent the City Manager at meetings by making presentations to explain program or project status, and arranges for compilation of data to assist in the decision-making process.

Mental.  Plans, organizes, and directs the functions of assigned areas.  Develops and implements policies and procedures applicable to administrative functions.  Directs the work of management and professional-level personnel.  Provides policy guidance to assigned areas.  Reviews the general operations of assigned areas to determine their efficiency and provide direction on major projects or problem areas.  Oversees the preparation of the administrative budget and strategic plan, and reviews and approves the subordinate responsibility center budgets and strategic plans. In conjunction with the City Manager and Human Resources Department, investigates complaints, and makes decisions regarding disciplinary actions up to and including dismissal, etc.  Comprehends and makes inferences from written material such as budget information, various reports, etc., to prepare the budget, make recommendations, and approve projects and purchases. Analyzes data (example:  division reports, City Council reports, budgets, etc.) in order to make well-informed recommendations regarding the agency and related departments.  Learns job-related material regarding new legislation, administrative procedures, and operations methods and practices affecting areas of assignment and related Departments.  

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES.

Knowledge of:

The principles and practices of effective administration with particular attention to planning, organizing, and directing community policing and municipal court services, public participation, communication and talent management activities that develop and nurture the city’s efforts to be equitable and inclusive, and public recreational and community activities and events that include public and private partners.

Governmental organization and public administration theories, principles, and practices, personnel management and budget administration, including integration of equity, inclusion and diversity into all departmental functions per city and employee values.

The principles and methods of budget preparation and monitoring.

The principles and practices of employee supervision, development, training and evaluation including other city departments and divisions, as their operations relate to those of the areas of assignment.

 

Ability to:

Effectively direct several functional areas and communicate the city’s commitment to public safety and public services that promote diversity and maintain a spirit of equity and inclusion.

Resolve complex problems within the area of assignments.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with other City departments, subordinate staff, public officials, and the general public.

The duties listed above are intended only as general illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  Specific statements of duties not included do not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  Job descriptions are subject to change by the city as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.

QUALIFICATIONS

Employee Values.  All employees of the City of Powder Springs are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values as developed by the City Manager.

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Communications, Public Relations, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, or a related field.  A minimum of 10 years of progressively-responsible managerial, supervisory, and administrative experience. 

Special Requirements.  None.  

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Experience in one or more of the functions within area managed is preferred based on assignment.  A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, or a related field is preferred.

 

The City of Powder Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applicants must complete a City of Powder Springs employment application.  Applications may be down loaded and printed from the website at www.cityofpowdersprings.org or visit 4484 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, GA 30127 to receive an application.

 

Please submit letter of interest or resume along with a City of Powder Springs employment application to:

Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director

City of Powder Springs

P.O. Box 46

Powder Springs, GA 30127

 

Closing Date:    Open Until Filled

Listing ends on:

9/30/2021