Develops, coordinates and directs various personnel in pursuit of programs and projects assigned by the City Administrator. Assumes operational responsibility for some departments/operations.
1. Oversee the Departments of Public Works, Planning and Codes and interacts with other agencies and organizations involved in development related activities.
2. Oversees the City Communications Division and works with staff in this program to develop internal and external messages, communication with residents and businesses and other community stakeholders.
3. Serves as the City’s appointed liaison to the Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation.
4. Assists in formulating administrative and organizational policies.
5. Assists with organizational strategic planning, staff development, and team building.
6. Performs technical management and staff work involving organizational and methods analysis, revenue and expenditure forecasting, cost studies, and research reports.
7. May assist in the preparation of grant applications.
8. Assists in the preparation of annual city budget and the annual Capital Improvements Budget.
9. Supervises other department staff and/or projects as assigned by the City Administrator.
10. Recommends changes in policies, services and laws to improve city administration.
11. Attends meetings and professional conferences related to issues in city management.
12. Provides staff assistance to the City Administrator and elected officials.
13. Serves as the Acting City Administrator when the City Administrator is out of town or unavailable.
Education and Special License(s)/Certifications – Master’s degree in Public Administration or a related field.
Experience – Five years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative capacity. Experience in managing/supervising staff with direct line responsibility for program implementation and service delivery. Budget and CIP experience required.
Skills – Convey complex job-specific information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Adapt readily and quickly to the changing dynamics of the workplace in terms of goals and objectives, technological changes and changing professional requirements. Establish and maintain appropriate professional working relationships with internal and external customers, ensuring adequate listening and problem-solving skills are used. Handle personal and job-related stress in a healthy and productive manner. Understand and apply required general safety and job-specific loss control and risk management programs, policies, and techniques.
Technical Skills - Must have adequate skill to: understand and operate assigned personal computer, multi-line desk telephone, voice mail, electronic mail, cellular telephone, and pager. Familiar with Microsoft products.
Mental Requirements – Must have the capacity and demonstrated ability to: develop, implement, and manage a strategic plan for the position; provide consistently fair and equitable supervision of assigned staff, and provide leadership to ensure the achievement of personal, professional, and work-related goals and objectives; provide subject-matter expertise in terms of training subordinate staff, providing information to peers, and making presentations of plans and ideas to City Administration; manage multiple projects and issues to ensure completion of assigned tasks; understand and apply specific City and department requirements, policies, and procedures when completing assigned tasks.
Physical Requirements – Must have the physical ability to: sit for prolonged periods; understand normal conversation; physically move from one location to another; operate assigned equipment and tools; retrieve physical and electronic resources and information necessary to complete assigned tasks.
Supervisory Responsibility – Provides direct supervision of assigned professional, technical, clerical, and volunteer staff. May supervise additional staff and/or manage projects assigned by the City Administrator.