Deputy Director, Finance & Administration (Watershed Management)

Deputy Director, Finance & Administration (Watershed Management)
DeKalb County Government
 Decatur, Georgia
Job Description

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to plan, organize, and direct the finance and administration for the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management.

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.

  • Manages assigned staff; establishes workloads; prioritizes work assignments; evaluates employee performance; makes hiring decisions; resolves employee issues; and administers disciplinary actions as required.
  • Conducts administrative management and organizational planning; evaluates, develops, and implements new systems, technologies, policies, and procedures; develops, defends, and administers budgets; makes determinations regarding purchasing, outsourcing, staffing, allocation of resources, and operational improvements; reviews and approves financial and administrative requests; develops short- and long-range goals; implements operational improvements; communicates operational changes; and evaluates departmental performance according to metrics and goals.
  • Prepares, recommends & manages policies and procedures for department.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Watershed Management, County administration, Board of Commissioners to plan, coordinate, and problem solve departmental issues, projects, etc.
  • Researches, compiles, and/or monitors administrative, statistical or other data pertaining to departmental operations; summarizes data; prepares operational reports and presentations.
  • Oversees staff development and training, including conducting staff meetings and key staff training.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field; ten years of financial management experience, with three years of management experience for a comparable sized utility or public sector organization or as a deputy director for a smaller organization; 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 driver’s license; Certified Public Accountant license preferred.

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