YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

CLASS SPECIFICATION

CLASS TITLE: Senior Manager

BAND:

D

GRADE:

6

SUBGRADE:

2

CLASS CODE:

9462

DEPARTMENT:

Varies

ACCOUNTABLE TO:

Varies

 

OVERTIME STATUS:

Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

Incumbents are responsible for managing a County department including planning, developing, assigning and coordinating resources, staff and services.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Senior Manager classification is a stand alone classification distinguished by responsibility for developing, interpreting, monitoring, adjusting and implementing department policies, procedures, strategies and programs to ensure department objectives are met; evaluating program performance; serving as program technical and/or administrative advisor; interpreting, analyzing and responding to legal program issues and problems; and establishing precedent for the work of the program.

DUTY

NO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

BAND/

GRADE

1.

Plans, develops and implements strategies and programs to accomplish department goals, priorities and objectives including: managing and coordinating department resources; developing, interpreting, monitoring, adjusting and implementing policies and procedures; managing daily operations; and serving as a technical and administrative advisor. Establishes precedent for the work of the program.

D6

2.

Supervises staff; prioritizes, assigns and monitors work; evaluates performance; initiates and implements decisions regarding employee selection and discipline; ensures resources are available for department operations and provides staff training and cross-training.

C5/D6

3.

Represents the department at various events such as: meetings, hearings, training, and bid openings; and ensures that department goals, views and positions are presented. Confers with elected officials, department heads, local and state officials; coordinates activities with community groups; explains and promotes programs to the general public and population served; responds to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints and resolves policy and technical issues.

C4/D6

4.

Evaluates department programs; analyzes overall work load; ensures that activities are goal directed by prioritizing work assignments and adjusting resource allocation; and determines the need for additional resources or contract services.

D6

5.

Supervises, reviews and approves the development and execution of contracts, agreements and resolutions; monitors contractor or vendor performance and contract compliance.

C4

6.

 

 

Prepares and administers operating and capital improvement budgets; estimates revenue and approves expenditures; researches additional funding sources; and writes grant proposals.

C4

7.

Researches, analyzes, and responds to legal issues and systems problems; oversees reporting and control methods; and ensures compliance with laws and regulations.

C4

8.

Performs other duties as required.

 

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory theories, practices and principles;
  • Public sector financial management, accounting and budgeting theories and principles;
  • Terminology, laws, rules, and regulations governing area of assignment;
  • Project management, public administration and organizational management theories, practices and principles; and
  • Customer service techniques and team building concepts.
   

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Using a personal computer and related software applications, and operating basic office equipment;
  • Determining priorities and making critical decisions; developing initiatives and projects;
  • Supervising, teaching, coaching, monitoring and evaluating the work of staff;
  • Developing, writing, applying and implementing County and departmental policies and procedures;
  • Solving problems, resolving conflict, and building teams;
  • Applying principles of financial and resource management in budgeting and contract negotiation;
  • Giving presentations, public speaking, and facilitating meetings;
  • Researching, enforcing, and mediating laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations;
  • Providing technical expertise in area of responsibility;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with County and other officials, at all organizational levels and with the public; and
  • Communications, oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry):

Bachelorís Degree in a related field plus six years of progressively responsible experience, including three years in a supervisory and managerial capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry):

Some positions may require specific certifications, depending on nature of assignment.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, mobility, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Depending upon assignment, incumbents may be subject to travel, exposure to hazardous materials or conditions, and/or exposure to potentially violent or hostile individuals.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Classification History:

Draft prepared by Fox Lawson and Associates LLC

Date: 5/98 Approved 1/1/99