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10/2/2018 - Deputy County Administrator

Salary Range: To be determined by education/experience

• Efficient, orderly, and economical administration of all the administrative and executive affairs of the County and shall perform such duties and have such other powers as are prescribed by New Jersey State law and by the ordinances, resolutions and policies of the Board
• Shall hold the power to recommend the promotion, removal, suspension, discipline, supervision, and control of all department heads and of all other officers, subordinates, assistants, and employees of the County
• Review and offer recommendations regarding the supervision, direction, and control of the internal organization and reorganization, when necessary
• Assist in advising and recommending the establishment of personnel policies
• Assist in annual budget and capital budget meetings and preparation
• Strategic planning and set annual County goals
• Attend all meetings of the Board of Chosen Freeholders with the right to take part in the discussions (without right to vote)
• Prepare and participate in union negotiations, mediations or arbitrations as needed
• Meet or speak with local officials to discuss items of mutual interest
• Identify various grant goals and work with the grant writer to prepare applications
• Attend the Executive Team Meeting (twice per month)
• Attend NJAC, County Administrators, and Southern New Jersey Freeholder meetings
• Review and comment on proposed legislation that impacts the County of Cumberland
• Serve as Alternate to the Commissioner of the County Insurance Commission
• Oversee insurance renewal matters
• Assist in the review of Department Head job duties and evaluate as needed
• May serve as Deputy Clerk to the Freeholder Board
• Schedule Reorganization. Work with staff to confirm details, review and proof program/invitations, and confirm speakers
• Presentations for public meetings
• Review agendas
• May prepare Public Meeting minutes for administrator review
• Attend community meetings, Chamber of Commerce, and other meetings/events Coordinate Southern NJ Freeholders Association dinner meeting and attend other County meetings
• Participate and support County Government Day
• Participate in County budget hearings with the Chief Financial Officer
• Field day to day problems in absence or on behalf of the County Administrator
• Attend NJAC/League conferences
• Attend meetings as requested by Administrator/Insurance Commission
• Daily calls with Freeholders/Freeholder Director
• Department Head Meetings/Executive Team Meetings
• Be available via cell phone on off hours, unless away on vacation
• Initiate new ideas and support the County Administrator and Freeholders with the direction in which they take the County
• Communication and coordination with the Office of Emergency Management and Public Safety with weather events and other emergencies, as needed
• Participate in interviews for high level positions within the County Administration
• Anticipate what needs to be done. Instinct is important.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Administrator

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree or higher
• Knowledge of contract and policy law
• Experience in public speaking
• Must complete Municipal Clerk courses at Rutgers University if not already completed
• Public information knowledge preferred but not required
• Residency – If not already a Cumberland County resident, the hired individual will be required to establish residency in Cumberland County within 1 ½ years of the hire date.

Possession of a valid New Jersey Driver's License

Offers of employment for this title are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness testing that includes drug screening, criminal background check, and verifications of clean driving record. Including ongoing random drug and alcohol testing

Applicants should submit a cover letter and Resume to:
Brittany Wiita, Confidential Assistant
Department of Personnel or fax to (856) 453-0361

Application deadline: October 23, 2018

The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer striving for diversity in the workplace.