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This position is responsible for directing and supervising the operations of the City of Peachtree City.
• Manages activities of City departments by assigning priorities and objectives to department heads and professional staff; reviews/approves management reports regarding department and administrative activities.
• Ensures that all City operations are performed within available resources, in accordance with City policies, procedures and ordinances and in compliance with federal, state and local laws.
• Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations for decision-making purposes.
• Oversees the implementation of policies as adopted by the Mayor and City Council.
• Provides professional advice to the Mayor and City Council; provides direction to department heads.
• Communicates official plans, policies, and procedures to staff and the general public.
• Oversees the preparation and administration of the annual City budget.
• Advises elected officials of financial conditions and of current and future City needs.
• Tracks legislative issues and ensures that the City stays abreast of and in compliance with new laws.
• Attends and represents the City at local, regional, and state meetings regarding policies and issues that impact the City
• Performs related duties.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
• Knowledge of public administration principles and practices.
• Knowledge of management principles and practices.
• Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, local ordinances, and City rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of budget preparation and finance.
• Knowledge of the functions and operations of City departments.
• Knowledge of the City’s demographic and economic profile.
• Knowledge of public relations principles.
• Skill in project management.
• Skill in strategic planning.
• Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
• Skill in employee management and supervision.
• Skill in problem solving.
• Skill in interpersonal relations.
• Skill in dealing with the public.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
The Mayor and City Council assigns work in terms of City goals and objectives. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of City activities.
Guidelines include City and departmental policies and procedures; City codes and ordinances; and other federal, state and local laws. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops City guidelines.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
• The work consists of varied management duties. The variety of City operations contributes to the complexity of the work.
• The purpose of this position is to direct City operations. Successful performance ensures the effective and efficient operation of the City government and affects the quality of life for City residents and visitors.
• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other City employees, vendors, developers, attorneys, elected and appointed officials, representatives of other government agencies, and members of the general public.
• Contacts are typically to exchange information, motivate persons, negotiate matters, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table.
• The work is typically performed in an office, but time is spent in the field.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
This position has direct supervision over Fire Chief (1), Financial Services Director (1), Director of Human Resources and Risk Management (1), Library Administrator (1), Chief of Police (1), City Clerk/Administrative Coordinator (1), Planning and Development Director (1), Assistant City Manager/Public Services Director (1), and CVB Executive Director (1).
• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. A master’s degree is preferred.
• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order 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.
The qualifications listed above represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.