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Director - PWA Administrative Services

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 by California Newspaper Services

Ventura, CA 93009
Admin & Secretarial
18 Jan 2019
Annual Salary
Category: Executive/Director Work Schedule: Full-time Employer: County of Ventura Job Closing Date: Until Filled Website: Director - PWA Administrative Services County of Ventura, California Salary: $123,384 - $172,755 annually, plus benefits Closing Date: Continuous until sufficient resumes are received to meet business needs. First review of resumes will be reviewed weekly beginning January 14, 2019, to determine if the stated requirements are met. All relevant work experience, training and education need to be included to determine eligibility. Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home." The County of Ventura's Public Works Agency (PWA) is comprised of five departments: Central Services, Engineering Services, Transportation, Water and Sanitation and Watershed Protection. Each PWA department is headed by a department director. Collectively, the five departments deliver efficient, responsive and cost effective public works services that protect and enhance the safety, health and quality of life in Ventura County. PWA has an annual operating budget of $350 million and a staff of 386 full-time employees. The Central Services Department is the administrative services arm of PWA, which includes the Director - PWA Administrative Services and immediate staff. Reporting to the Agency Director, the Director - PWA Administrative Services manages the Central Services Department, made up of thirty-five (35) professional, technical and clerical staffers within six (6) business areas. This position is responsible for providing support of the Agency's mission in the areas of effective, proactive and responsibly managed, financial, business, technological, real property, human resources, safety and training. This position will oversee and direct the newly created division for continuous process improvement. The incumbent will work with the new Strategic Operations Manager to develop, guide, and implement comprehensive, integrated strategic planning and continuous improvement programs and initiatives across PWA. This position also directs the agency-wide public relations campaigns provided by a consultant service contract. The Director - PWA Administrative Services serves as a key member of the PWA executive leadership team and represents the Agency Director and the PWA interacting with employees, the public and other agencies and organizations. The new Director will be expected to maintain positive working relationships with and provide presentations to key County stakeholders including the Board of Supervisors, agency/department heads, senior management and citizen groups, as well as other members of the public. May act as Agency Director in their absence. The successful candidate will be a "jack of all trades" competently skilled in the various traditional administrative service functions but will also possess proven mastery of two or more disciplines. The new Director will be a collaborative, inclusive, results-oriented leader who thrives in a fast-paced workplace, can transform strategy into operational goals and objectives, and produce measurable outcomes. As a confident leader and a skilled administrator this person will maintain and support the Department's positive working environment. Innovative and forward-thinking professionalism with a breadth of financial services experience and skill in strategic planning as well as excellent project management and communication skills are essential to this position. The ideal candidate has a track record of demonstrated leadership and proven accomplishments in a public sector unionized organization and an aptitude for clear, concise, direct communication, and the ability to succinctly summarize complex information. EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE

Progressively responsible management experience which has led to the required knowledge and abilities.

The required knowledge, skills, and abilities can be obtained by completion of a bachelor's degree in business, public administration or a related field AND a minimum of five (5) years of related supervisory experience at an administrative division/department level. Also required, is experience managing various projects, functions and programs related to two (2) or more areas listed below: Fiscal services (budgeting, fund accounting, fiscal projections, etc.)Human Resources (recruitments, leave administration, labor relations)Process improvement and strategic planning programsInformation technology servicesHealth and safety programsReal Property Management (right-of-way, acquisitions, property appraisals, leasing)Public outreach and media campaigns

Possession and maintenance of a valid California driver license; and experience preparing and making public presentations.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree in business, accounting, public administration or a related fieldManaging and leading to produce proven accomplishments in a public sector unionized environmentTraining and experience with Lean Six Sigma methodologies or other process improvement methodologiesExperience with information technology within a public-sector work environment
The Director - PWA Administrative Services is an at-will classification and exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance.

For further information about this recruitment visit our website at Click here to view the Director - PWA Administrative Services job brochure. For additional inquiries, email Kelli Fitzgerald at Category: Administrative , Keywords: Administrative Director

Reference: 646340220