Under administrative direction of the City Manager, plans, organizes, provides administrative direction and oversight for and participates in the activities and functions of a City department, which includes developing departmental goals and objectives; developing, implementing and enforcing policies, procedures and standards; planning and organizing the delivery of programs and services; developing departmental budgets; approving expenditures and monitoring revenue and expenditures; providing expert professional assistance to City management staff in areas of expertise; fostering cooperative working relationships with other departments, outside agencies and the public served; and performs related work as required.
This is the highest level of the City’s professional administrative classification series. Incumbents may be assigned to a variety of departments and receive direction from the City Manager. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the department with those of other elected and appointed City officials and managers and accomplishing the complex and varied functions of the department. The incumbent is accountable for achieving departmental planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering City goals and objectives within general policy guidelines. The class of Director is distinguished from the next lower class of Division Manager in that the latter has either oversight of multiple areas in large operational departments or is the manager of professional services with City-wide internal or external impact.
Examples of Key Duties: (Duties are illustrative and not inclusive and may vary with individual assignments.)
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration or a field related to the area of assignment and five years of supervisory or administrative experience in the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.
At the option of the appointing authority or the City, persons hired into this class may be required to either possess at entry or obtain within specified time limits designated licenses, professional registration, certification or specialized education and training relevant to the area of assignment. Must possess and maintain a valid California class C driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the City; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
Theories, principles and operational practices applicable to area of assignment;
Leadership and managerial theories and principles, including the principles and practices of effective supervision;
Public sector budgeting principles and practices;
Applicable laws, rules, ordinances and regulations;
Public sector policy development and implementation;
Computer applications related to the work; and
Techniques for effectively representing the City, including making effective public presentations and dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.