Georgia Local Government Access Marketplace

The leading source of local government job opportunities in Georgia.

Listing< Detail
All listings

County Manager

Newton County Board of Commissioners


Listing Summary

Purpose of Classification:

This position is the administrative officer of Newton County and shall be responsible for the proper and efficient administration of all affairs of the county.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Ensures all laws and ordinances of the county are enforced.

Implements the work plan approved by the Board of Commissioners and coordinates with the Board of Commissioners Chair on the implementation of the work plan.

Exercises control over all departments or divisions of the county to facilitate internal and external communication throughout all levels of the organization, assist departments with the resolution of problems that require the attention of county management, and inform the Board of Commissioners Chair on departmental activities.

Manages and supervises county staff and department heads with the exception of employees of other elected county officials and the board of tax assessors, including the following: hire, determine compensation within the range approved by the Board of Commissioners, train, evaluate performance, discipline, and terminate employees in coordination with the Human Resources Director and in accordance with the county's personnel policies.

Appoints department heads subject to ratification by the Board of Commissioners; train, determine compensation within the range approved by the Board of Commissioners, evaluate performance, discipline, and terminate department heads; provided however, department heads shall have a right to appeal any termination decision to the Board of Commissioners.

Reports to the Board of Commissioners monthly on all positions to be filled in the ensuing month and all suspensions or replacements thereof which took place in the prior month. All said reports shall be spread upon the minutes of the Board of Commissioners.

Supervises and regulates all purchase of materials and supplies for Newton County within such limitations and under such rules and regulations as may be imposed by the Board of Commissioners.

Supervises the performance of all contracts for work done and services provided for Newton County and provide recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on contract renewals.

Keeps the Board of Commissioners fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the county.

Works with the finance director and consults with the Board of Commissioners Chair in the development of the annual budget; prepares the Board of Commissioners’ administrative offices budget; reviews departmental budget requests from all county functions for the administrative recommendations to the Commissioners; coordinates the scheduling of budget meetings; and ensures compliance with all legal and procedural requirements.

Oversees and participates in the resolution of inquiries and complaints from the public and other organizations.

Attends all meetings of the Board of Commissioners and briefs the Board of Commissioners on pending agenda items and take part in the discussions.

Responds to inquiries and provides Commissioners with information on the status of county operations and projects.

Provides analysis as needed to assist the board to make informed policy decisions.

Reports to the Board of Commissioners Chair regarding day to day operations and preparation of preliminary agenda items.

Assist departments with resolution of problems that require the attention of county management; monitors and evaluates progress of departments toward goals and objectives of the administration; serves as liaison for appropriated services.

Facilitates internal and external communication throughout all levels of the organization; conducts meetings with department heads and key management staff to focus departmental efforts on the overall goals and objectives of the county.

Performs financial and managerial analyses for the Board of Commissioners Chair and Board of Commissioners pertaining to county operations and programs under consideration; gathers information relevant to the subject; evaluates data and makes recommendations based on findings; prepares reports; and makes presentations to the Board of Commissioners and other interested parties.

Assists the Board of Commissioners Chair and the Board of Commissioners with strategic and long-range planning for the county; participates in planning efforts at the local and regional level; keeps Commissioners apprised of developments at the state and federal levels that impact the county; monitors pending legislation for impact on the county; and oversees compliance with new legislation.

Represents the Board of Commissioners Chair, Board of Commissioners, and the County at various meetings, functions and events as needed; serves as liaison to various civic or governmental organization and committees, task forces, boards and commissions; confers regularly with officials from municipalities, school board, chamber of commerce, authorities and commissions; provides information about county operations; participates in discussions and decisions and keeps the Board of Commissioners apprised of activities.

Oversees and participates in the resolution of inquiries and complaints from the public and other organizations.

Additional Functions:

Performs other duties as may be required by the Board of Commissioners.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required; supplemented by ten years of progressively responsible experience in management, to include public finance management oversight and leadership or supervisory experience.; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all rules, ordinances, and laws governing county government as well as departmental rules, policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

Listing ends on:

10/3/2022