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Deputy Administrator

Augusta-Richmond County Government

Posted: May. 3, 2018

End Date: Nov. 3, 2018

Augusta, Georgia is actively recruiting for two Deputy Administrators. If you are an experienced local government management professional with a passion for staff leadership, organizational development, team building, problem solving, and customer service, this is the perfect opportunity for you.
The Deputy Administrators play an integral role in providing assistance to the Administrator in the overall operations of 16 departments within our government. The Deputy Administrator for Finance, Administration, and Organizational Effectiveness oversees the following departments: Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Procurement, Central Services, Fire, E911, and Transit. The Deputy Administrator for Operations, Infrastructure, and Development oversees the following departments: Planning, Environmental Services, Engineering, Richmond County Correctional Institute, Housing and Community Development, Recreation and Parks, Animal Services, and Utilities.

Deputy Administrators provide strategic direction and leadership to their respective teams, assist the Administrator in developing policy recommendations for the Mayor and Commission, implement programs, identify and establish strategic goals, and assist with fiscal planning and budget accountability. They will establish relationships with elected and appointed officials, non-profit partners, state and federal agencies, the private sector, and the general public. The Deputy Administrators will represent the Administrator in various settings and serve in her absence, as needed.

A qualified candidate will have a minimum of seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in a local government organization (preferably in the top manager’s office), of which three (3) years must be in a managerial position. A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field of study is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred.  ICMA Credentialed Manager is a plus, though not required.
Our ideal candidates will be comfortable in an economically and racially diverse community that is experiencing business growth. We are seeking forthright individuals who demonstrate confidence balanced with humility and empathy for others.
Interested applicants should have a desire to make a long-term commitment and become a part of our community, taking an interest in our city’s culture, history, and vision.
**To view the full position announcement and apply for this position, please visit www.augustaga.gov and click on Career Center at the bottom of the page** 
Augusta, Georgia is a consolidated city-county. Located in the east-central part of Georgia, it is the principal city of the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical area. Augusta has a population of approximately 200,000, and the region has about 583,000 residents making it Georgia’s second largest metro area.  Each year the city’s famous golf course, the Augusta National Golf Club, hosts The Masters, the first of four major golf championships. In addition, the city provides numerous indoor and outdoor recreational, entertainment, historic, and cultural opportunities for all age groups and interests. Augusta is a regional center of medicine, manufacturing, and military, as home of Fort Gordon. Proudly, we are considered one of the “Cyber Security Capitals of the World.” We are also well known as the home of “Soul Brother Number One,” James Brown. There are seven colleges and universities in the city. Seven other college and universities are within 70 miles of Augusta. The public school system has 8 high schools, 9 middle schools, 33 elementary schools and 3 magnet schools.