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JOB TITLE: CITY ADMINISTRATOR DEPARTMENT: FINANCIAL REPORTS TO: MAYOR AND COUNCIL POSITION NUMBER: A15100-03 STATUS: EXEMPT
POSITION SUMMARY This position involves professional managerial work and is responsible for the efficient operation, administration, and supervision of all divisions within the City. Work involves data collection, budget analysis and preparation, and policy development and implementation. The position implements the policy decisions of the Mayor and City Council and ensures all City divisions adhere to City policies and procedures. Work is performed under the supervision of the Mayor and reviewed through the inspection and evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Serves as Chief Administrative Officer to ensure the proper administrative and operation of the City • Receives request and complaints from the public concerning administrative and/or operational actions of various departments; channels requests to appropriate department; ensures corrective actions are taken and complaints are resolved • Supervises and coordinates operational and administrative activities; reviews work for accuracy and adherence to standards • Studies management methods to improve workflow, simplify reporting procedures, or implement cost reductions; analyzes division operating practices to create new systems or improve established procedures • Recommends to Mayor and City Council the adoption of any legislation deemed necessary or expedient for the health, safety, or welfare of the community or to improve administrative services • Prepares reports and makes recommendations for solution of operational and administrative problems; prepares directives to department directors • Prepares and submits an annual budget including a complete report of the finances and activities of the City from the proceeding year; delineates and justifies request for expenditures (City Administrator – continued) 11/18/2022 • Directs the preparation of grant applications and other applications necessary for the receipt of funds for the City programs; works with federal, state, and regional officials providing them with any information needed to receive or continue to receive outside funds • Makes and executes all lawful contracts, authorized and approved by Mayor and Council, on behalf of the City except those that may be prohibited by law, ordinance, or resolution • Reviews and informs the Mayor and Council of the financial condition and future needs of the City and makes recommendations on a monthly basis • Supervises the purchase of all materials, supplies, and equipment for which funds are provided in the budget, and pursuant to any and all applicable municipal regulations of Georgia law • Attends all meetings of the Mayor and City Council, unless otherwise excused, and takes part in the discussion of all matters before the Council, when requested • Operates City vehicles in the performance of duties • Performs related work as required and requested
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of theories, practices and procedures involved in public administration, with particular emphasis on local government, organization, administration, and operations; knowledge of local government financial administration and fund accounting; knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and regulations; Ability to organize and present in written and oral form statistical, financial and factual information; ability to interact effectively with the Mayor and Council, Department Heads, other elected officials and the general public and the ability to organize and direct the work of Department Heads, managers and supervisors. Ability to analyze complex situations, solve problems and guide the decision-making process. Knowledge of laws, regulations, ordinances, etc., applicable to City government and knowledge of government processes, services, and planning. Knowledge of management principles and practices as they apply to public sector management including personnel management and organization development. Ability to plan and analyze City operations, develop alternatives, and determine the costs, advantages and disadvantages of various alternatives. Ability to research and prepare accurate and thorough reports. Strong communication and organizational skills. 09/28/2018 (City Administrator – continued) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, city officials, regulatory agencies and personnel and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation or political affiliation. Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord of all city ethics and conflicts of interest policies
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field (a Master’s Degree is preferred); three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible city or county management experience. Valid Georgia Driver’s License must be maintained during employment
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