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Assistant County Manager

Polk County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Oct. 31, 2018

End Date: Dec. 7, 2018

Polk County, Georgia, is accepting applications for the following position:


The Assistant County Manager assists with the implementation of daily county government operations, supervises assigned staff, manages various projects, prepares reports, assists with developing and implementing county budgets, is involved in personnel management, and other related duties as assigned.

A person in this position must possess leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, project management experience, a sound knowledge of the principles of public administration, knowledge of general financial management and personnel practices, a general knowledge of county regulations and operations, and must be proficient in the use of common office equipment and software.

The starting salary for this position is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.

Candidates should have a Bachelor's Degree in public administration, business administration or a closely related field, preferably with at least 5 years of management/project management experience in local government.

Qualified applicants may submit their application in person to the Polk County Administration Office, 144 West Avenue, Cedartown, Georgia 30125; during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. A professional resume must be included with the application. Applications with resumes’ may also be returned by mail, addressed to: Polk County Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 268, Cedartown, Georgia 30125.

Applications will be accepted until close of business, Friday December 7, 2018.

Polk County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

JOB TITLE: Assistant County Manager


DEPARTMENT: Administration, Polk County

JOB SUMMARY: A person in this position is responsible for assisting the County Manager with directing the overall daily operations of Polk County government. This position reports directly to the County Manager.


o Manages assigned projects; develops and manages budgets; prepares requests for proposals, bids, and qualifications; prepares, negotiates and manages contracts.

o Completes complex studies; prepares reports; makes presentations and recommendations to the County Manager and County Commission.

o Explores grant opportunities that align with County goals and priorities; prepares and submits grant proposals.

o Supervises the work of assigned administrative staff and department heads; assists with personnel issues including interpretation and application of the County personnel ordinances and policies, interviews applicants, trains new employees, and upholds employee accountability.

o Prepares proposed additions and amendments to county ordinances and policies; reviews and interprets county ordinances and policies.

o Assists the County Manager with developing and implementing operations strategies for achieving established goals of Polk County.

o Coordinates with the County Manager to prepare and distribute announcements, materials, and information to county employees, the media, and the general public.

o Interacts with citizens and citizen groups; responds to inquiries.

o Assists with the development and administration of the County budget.

o Performs other related duties as assigned.


o Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.

o Knowledge and experience in project management principles and techniques.

o Skill in organizing and prioritizing work.

o Proficient in verbal and written communications to include reports, public speaking, proofreading, and editing skills.

o Knowledge of general personnel practices; supervisory skills, effective team building skills.

o Knowledge of local, state, and federal codes, regulations, and policies pertaining to county government operations.

o Knowledge of public relations procedures, methods, and techniques of disseminating information to the public.

o Ability to effectively address complaints and solve problems.

o Knowledge of general accounting principles and practices.

o Comprehensive knowledge of personal computers, scanners, digital cameras, and software typically used in an office environment.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: A person in this position reports directly to the County Manager for direction and assignments. A person in this position may be assigned supervision of other staff including Department Heads.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include county ordinances, policies and procedures, and applicable state laws and federal guidelines. Good judgment and accurate interpretation of such guidelines is required.

COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied administrative tasks which may be complex and supervisory duties which require strong interpersonal skills.

SCOPE AND EFFECT: A person in this position assists the County Manager with management of County government. Successful performance facilitates the efficient work of county departments, ensures effective delivery of services, and enhances the image of the county.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically the county staff and county officials, other local government staff and officials, state staff and officials, professionals, technicians, civic groups, and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and supervise personnel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, bending, or stooping.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: The County Manager may assign direct supervision responsibilities over specific county departments.