Deputy Director of General Services
February 1, 2013
$104,479 – $129,996/year
The Deputy Director of General Services assists the Director of General Services in managing the operations of the County’s General Services Department through the supervision of subordinate supervisory, professional, technical, and support staff. The incumbent assists in planning, organizing, and providing high-level oversight and administration of Department operations and functions associated with capital projects management, procurement and purchasing, facilities management, real estate support services, fleet operations, and administration of the Nut Tree Airport. Responsibilities may focus on a particular departmental function or area (such as administrative services) and/or may include managerial oversight of one or more the General Services Divisions. As a member of the Department’s executive management team, the Deputy Director participates in the development and implementation of Department and countywide policies, procedures and initiatives. This position is exempt from Civil Service and is “at will” serving at the discretion of the appointing authority. The General Services Deputy Director will be an experienced organizational leader with public sector experience who is capable of achieving challenging organizational goals and performance objectives. This candidate will be a proven professional with strong communication skills and the ability to skillfully collaborate with others to build and maintain strong relationships. The ideal candidate will assist the Director in leading the Department with the best interest of both the public and the organization in mind. This will require the successful candidates to have a proven track record of:
Employing strong interpersonal and leadership skills to effect positive outcomes and implement policies and organizational change in spite of challenges and limited resources;
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to proactively identify and support creative and viable business solutions;
Possessing commitment to high quality customer service and results in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
In addition to the required education and experience, the selected candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:
Service Oriented: Customer orientation to the public and other departments, demonstrating responsive, helpful, and innovative services.
Flexible: Capable of handling shifting priorities in a competent, composed and focused manner.
Tech Savvy: Resourceful in using technology for management needs and operational improvements and efficiency, supporting innovation for better services.
Problem-solver: Provides useful counsel and advice, facilitates getting issues resolved with key stakeholders and implements solutions effectively.
Collaborator: Seeks mutual support opportunities with all departments, works in partnership with the General Services Director and other department managers, and involves staff in shaping plans and decisions.
Ethical: Conducts oneself with high integrity, judgment, sensitivity to public perception, knows right from wrong and stands firm in the face of pressure.
Team-oriented: Engages department staff in decision-making, promotes staff development, communicates regularly with staff about department priorities, praises good work and provides continuous feedback on performance measures and outcomes.
Organization skills: Attends to details with a focus on results, is on top of priorities, delegates sufficiently and appropriately.
Track record of accomplishment: Exhibits a history of making positive contributions to improve performance, build effective teams, modernize processes, and creating innovative programs.
Self-confident and empathetic: listens and shows understanding, builds trust, stays positive, calm and composed under pressure, seeks “win-win” solutions.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, or a closely related field AND Three (3) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in a public agency, which included program planning, analysis, and evaluation, budget management and policy development, personnel management, performance evaluation, and training.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates are required to submit an electronic or a hard-copy application. To apply or locate additional information regarding Solano County, visit our website at www.jobsatsolanocounty.com. Application should provide a detailed employment history that includes month and year of entry and departure for all positions with relevant job experience. Copies of your degree or college transcripts must be received in the Solano County Department of Human Resources. within five (5) calendar days from application submittal.
The hours of operation are M-F, 8 am- 5 pm. EOE/AA
The Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to help determine candidates’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, candidates are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. Candidates who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state “no experience in this area” instead of leaving the space blank.
1. Describe your experience in initiating and implementing organizational development and service integration programs.
2. Describe your experience in developing and managing operating budgets, performance measures, and cost/benefit analysis for projects, programs, and services.
3. Provide an example of an innovative business solution that you have successfully implemented that improved performance, reduced cost, or resulted in increased revenue.
March 1, 2013 Application Review
March 14, 2013 Oral Board tentatively scheduled
Open Until Filled