PURPOSE OF CLASS:
Under the direction of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners, serves as the chief administrative officer of the Town; plans, directs, coordinates and supervises all functions and operations of the Town; works directly with the Town Board and department heads in the administration of the day to day operations of the Town; performs duties as required by law and Town ordinances; performs related work as may be required by the Mayor and Town Board.
EXAMPLES OF TASKS PERFORMED WITHIN CLASS:
Primary Tasks: Supervises the operations and personnel (through departmental supervisors) of all Town departments; administers, coordinates, and resolves problem areas concerning the operation of all assigned municipal departments; provides leadership and direction to department heads in the development of objectives, preparation and implementation of operational budgets, development and supervision of purchasing, personnel, equal employment opportunity, and financial management functions, expansion of physical facilities, and related organizational structures, work distribution, and overall operation processes: develops administrative policies and procedures; attends Board of Commissioners meetings; coordinates agenda, submits regular and special reports, prepares and submits policy recommendations for Board review, answers Town Board inquiries and investigates various problem areas as directed; prepares and submits oral and written reports to Board involving recommended changes and improvements in Town government; meets with community and public groups concerning matters of interest to local citizens and promotes good public relations and understanding of government actions; ex-officio member of the Zoning Board, and attends all zoning and public hearings; hears and discusses citizen complaints, resolves problems as required; safety and insurance programs and emergency preparedness; confers with and releases news items to the news media; confers and meets with various assigned boards, committees and associations; maintains liaison with community, state, and federal government agencies; be involved and encourage economic and industrial development; performs other duties as directed.
Equipment Operated: Computer and office equipment and other assigned equipment as required.
Reporting Relationship: This position reports to and is under the direction of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners.
Working Conditions: Not adverse.
Education: Graduation from a recognized college or university with a degree in public administration, finance, business administration, or other appropriate degree plan; graduate of the Municipal Administration Course at the Institute of Government, or enroll and graduate from course within one year of employment. Prefer masters’ in public administration
Experience: Responsible experience in municipal administration; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess a valid North Carolina drivers’ license.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; good knowledge of municipal finance.
Good knowledge of analytical and operations research techniques.
Ability to effectively manage people and governmental functions.
Ability to establish and administer a broad range of management and support functions.
Ability to effectively coordinate municipal activities and operations.
Ability to prepare and present comprehensive oral and written reports.
Ability to perform completed staff work.
Ability to accurately interpret Town policies and procedures and to make administrative decisions in accordance with such policies and procedures.
Ability to effectively plan, review and coordinate the work of the various Town operations.
Ability to establish and maintain sensitive work relationships with department heads, Town governing officials, outside agencies and officials and the general public.
Special requirements: Must live within 15 miles of the Town.
THE TOWN OF ST. PAULS, NC, LOCATED IN ROBESON COUNTY, WITH A POPULATION OF 2403 IS SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR A TOWN ADMINISTRATOR. THIS POSITION IS APPOINTED BY MAYOR & 6 MEMBER BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. OPERATING BUDGET IS 4.5 MILLION WITH 30 FT AND 35 PT EMPLOYEES. REQUIRES 4-YR. COLLEGE DEGREE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE; PREFER MPA. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST POSSESS INTEGRITIY, STRONG MANAGEMENT SKILLS, LEADERSHIP, ABILITY TO INSPIRE EMPLOYESS, EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH EXTNSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF BUDGET AND FINANCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND POSSESS STRONG GRANT WRITING AND ADMINISTRATIVE GRANT SKILLS. MUST BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE MULTIPLE PROJECTS SIMULTANEOUSLY. MUST VALUE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND HAVE ABILITY TO INTERACT WITH ALL CITIZENS. MUST RESIDE WITHIN 15 MILES OF ST. PAULS. SALARY DOQ. THE TOWN OFFERS MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE INSURANCE AND 401K. SUBMIT RESUME', COVER LETTER, SALARY HISTORY & REFERENCES TO: LUMBER RIVER COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS, ATTN: ST. PAULS ADMINISTRATOR POSITION, 30 CJ WALKER ROAD, PEMBROKE NC, 28372. RESUMES MAY ALSO SENT TO [email protected]. ST. PAULS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. FOR FULL DESCRIPTION OF JOB, VISIT WWW.STPAULSNC.GOV. POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED.