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Douglas County  9020
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Salary Range EO57

INTRODUCTION

This classification serves as a member of the Board of County Commissioners and plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the functions of County government as prescribed by Oregon Rules and Statutes and personal discretion. This is an elected position and as such is directly responsible to the electorate.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Serve, on a rotation basis with two other commissioners, as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners; in this capacity preside over meetings of the Board; assist in the coordination of Board responsibilities.

2. Develop, implement and evaluate programs for operation of County government as prescribed by Oregon Rules and Statutes; establish and maintain policies and procedures; supervise all County property.

3. Act as a member of the County Budget Committee in the preparation of the County budget; estimate and determine amount of revenue required; levy rates necessary for appropriation of funds; supervise County finances.

4. Represent the County at meetings and conferences; promote programs of the County and interpret policies and procedures to agencies, committees, employees and the public.

5. Monitor and direct work performance of appointed department heads and board assistants; maintain standards of efficiency and morale among employees.

6. Appoint members to County advisory boards and commissions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of county governmental organization, powers and functions and relationships with other governmental jurisdictions; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, particularly as applied to the management of diversified county governmental services; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public budgeting, finance, reporting, and personnel management. Ability to: Make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures and establish new policy when applicable and use initiative and judgment in completing duties and responsibilities; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; supervise appointed department heads and support staff; courteously meet and deal effectively with County elected officials, County employees, federal, state, county and city public officials, community agencies, advisory boards and commissions and the public.

Qualifications - Qualifications for the position are established in Oregon Revised Statute 203.230, 204.016 and Constitution of Oregon, Article VI §8.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

This classification is elected by and serves at the pleasure of the electorate.

This classification exercises significant budgetary control over all county operations and supervision over appointed department heads and staff with final responsibility for work performed by the County.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedures; federal, state and county rules and regulations; various other reference material and accepted procedures within the public governing profession. Incumbents remain current on guidelines and uses experience and considerable independent judgment in interpreting and choosing appropriate ones. As governing body, establishes or revises county policies and procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an office environment; work is generally sedentary. A considerable amount of driving is required.

 
   
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