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Deputy Director, Business & Community Services

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR, USA

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/17/2020

Clackamas County’s Department of Business and Community services provides essential economic development , public spaces, and community enrichment services to residents, businesses, visitors and partners so they can thrive and invest in a healthy, vibrant, and prosperous Clackamas County both now and into the future.

BCS is comprised of over twenty individual programs spread across 7 distinct lines of business, including: BCS Administration, Fair & Event Center, Economic Development, Library, Assets, the North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD), and Parks, Golf & Recreation.

The BCS executive leadership team consists of the Director, two Deputy Directors and the NCPRD Director and provides strategic direction, centralized administrative support, and financial management services to BCS programs so program managers can make informed decisions and provide sustainable, effective and well-managed services to those who live, work, visit or do business in Clackamas County. Learn more about Clackamas County Business & Economic Development

We are seeking an experienced professional who has a track record of collaboration, communication, coordination, and organizational development to join the executive leadership team as a Deputy Director.

BCS Deputy Directors are responsible for planning, coordinating and administering a comprehensive system of management functions in accordance with revenue and expenditure limitations, department requirements and legal guidelines. Deputy Directors manage central administrative and program functions for BCS by planning and developing program budgets, projecting financial trends, assisting in developing and implementing policies, and performing personnel management, contract management and executive liaison duties.

In addition, each Deputy works closely with assigned programs, assisting with the implementation of strategic initiatives, collection and analysis of performance measurement data, coordinating program support of County-wide initiatives and goals, and representing the department with the public, advisory boards and committees, and the Board of County Commissioners. While BCS Deputy Directors are familiar with the operations and activities of all department programs, it is anticipated this position will work most closely with programs in the BCS Administration, Library, and Fair & Event Center lines of business, as well as working closely with NCPRD on the Oak Lodge and Gladstone Community Project.

Deputy Directors act as the department director in his/her absence and provide direction to all division managers to facilitate operational planning, delivery and outcomes for all programs.

The ideal candidate for this challenging and exciting opportunity will have significant experience in management of administrative projects or programs for a public agency. Successful candidates will possess strong budgetary and finance experience, supervisory experience, good judgment, and problem-solving skills for a variety of administrative challenges in a multifaceted organization.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, superb interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact tactfully with others. The ideal candidate will have experience collaborating with diverse stakeholder groups, building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, and working effectively with County departments, outside agencies, and advisory bodies. The ideal candidate will also employ a flexible work style in order to achieve results, exhibit organizational acumen, ensure that critical information is disseminated to staff and the executive leadership team, possess a strong attention to detail, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, politically-charged environment. We are looking for a candidate who will employ a hands-on, proactive, and collaborative approach that builds trust and develops positive, open relationships in all aspects of operations, including the supervision and leadership of BCS employees. This individual must be comfortable handling and advancing complex, high-visibility initiatives with minimal oversight, helping to ensure that BCS fulfills its commitments to the communities we serve.

In addition to filling out an online application, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.

This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Monday, February 17, 2020. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.

For detailed information and to apply online please visit our website by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. Clackamas County is a great place to live, work and play!

Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer valuing diversity and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

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