Agency Director – Public Safety

Cobb County Government
January 15, 2019
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Position Information
This position is responsible for the Cobb County Department of Public Safety whose duty is to provide Law Enforcement Services, Fire & Emergency Services, Enhanced 911 Services, Animal Services, Emergency Management Services, and Safety Education Programs in a professional, efficient, and cost-effective manner to both citizens and visitors of Cobb County. Ingrained in that philosophy of services is a commitment to teamwork and excellence combined with a responsive, problem-solving philosophy that fosters daily interaction with the citizens we serve in a compassionate, positive manner that encourages public involvement and leads to public confidence in the County’s Public Safety Departments.

Salary $146,371.50 - $219,557.26 per year

Essential Functions
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.

Coordinates work activities of assigned agencies and departments; prioritizes work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex and problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to County management and elected officials as requested.

Consults and communicates with County Manager, Board of Commissioners, Senior Management, County employees, outside agencies and other individuals to review operations and activities, review and resolve problems, receive and give advice and direction, and provide recommendations; and attends meetings and provides information, reports, documentation, etc. as requested.

Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for assigned agencies: researches, assesses and develops strategies to meet current and future community needs in area of assignment.

Develops, implements, and updates policies and procedures for assigned agencies: formulates and develops work methods and practices, policies, standard operating procedures, and training programs; monitors implementation of rules and regulations; and updates policies and procedures according to federal, state, or local legislation as required.

Develops and implements budget for area of assignment, including operating, maintenance and capital improvements; monitors expenditures and revenues to ensure compliance with approved budget; coordinates with agency and department staff members regarding budgets; and maintains related documentation.

Performs public relations duties: represents the County at various functions; attends County board meetings and various other meetings; attends ceremonies, dedications, and other events; makes speeches or presentations; and provides information to the public regarding plans, projects, issues and concerns regarding area of assignment.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Safety, or related field required (Master’s degree preferred); supplemented by fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in public safety, with a minimum of five years of experience at the department head level in a large metropolitan government; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Physical Abilities
Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements
Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors
Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

EEO Statement
Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.

Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Employment Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require accommodation to apply for a position. If you need assistance, please contact us at 770-528-2541

Cobb County Government is a smoke-free environment for all employees.

Cobb County Government is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing.

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