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Deputy County Supervisor

Berkeley County

Berkeley County

People & HR, Operations
Moncks Corner, SC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Job Summary and Essential Functions

Under the leadership of the County Supervisor, provides direction and oversight to the Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Infrastructure Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer.  Provides oversight of projects and agreements; coordinates projects and initiatives; serves at the pleasure of the County Supervisor.

  • Serves as a link between County Supervisor, employees and public by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems with executive staff. 
  • Keeps informed about economic and legal issues involved in zoning codes, building codes and environmental regulations.
  • Reviews project plans to coordinate project activity.
  • Coordinates and supervises financial and budget related activities of the County including, but not limited to, development and preparation of the County’s annual budget. 
  • Provides advice and counsel to the County Supervisor on a variety of policy and procedural matters related to the effective administration of County government and its operating departments. 
  •  Facilitates and coordinates multi-departmental issues, projects and concerns to ensure a comprehensive approach in managing County programs in the most effective and efficient way. 
  • Assist the County Supervisor by acting on behalf of the County Supervisor with operating departments, other agencies, state and federal representatives and the public.
  • Supervises the review of agenda items and the preparation of County Supervisor’s recommendations on such items.
  • Ensures that all public meeting rules and regulations are complied with and that Council’s goal of seeking community input and public participation in policy setting be provided for. 
  • Assists the County Supervisor in efforts to improve the County's public relations.
  • Attends and participates in meetings of municipal councils and council committees.
  • Makes presentations to legislative and other government committees regarding policies, programs or budgets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements to Perform Work
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field;
  • Five (5) years of related experience; Government experience preferred;
  • Or equivalent education, and/or experience.
Special Requirements: 
  • A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.
  • This position is considered emergency essential and will be required to report to work during any declared emergency situation. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Skill in creating and guiding implementation plans and new systems.
  • Ability to use small office equipment and computers.
  • Knowledge of budget recommendation and grant fund administration.
  • Knowledge related to personnel management to include an understanding of County policies and procedures and inter-office policies and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of budgetary principles within a County.
  • Substantial knowledge of general administrative and/or management policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge in leading others within the County guidelines.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of personnel management and effective supervisory practices.
  • Skilled in communicating effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using technical and nontechnical language to respond to inquiries from employees and/or the public.
  • Able to provide effective leadership, motivation, and supervision to subordinate and related support personnel.
  • Able to train, evaluate and coordinate the work of others.
  • Able to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Able to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and/or speed, at times, under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Able to serve in confidential work relationship and to handle confidential material with tact and discretion.
  • Able to interpret accounting reports and/or records, and to analyze accounting data for control and/or reporting purposes.
  • Able to exercise critical thinking and to correct or propose solutions to existing problems, and to propose better and/or more efficient methods of organizing or performing tasks.  
  • Able to exercise tact, discretion and sound judgment in addressing sensitive or confidential matters.
  • Able to use integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.   
Physical Demands

This position requires the employee to sit and use hands to handle or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; use mental acuity and repetitive motion; and walk, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Conditions

The work is regularly performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m with the ability to work flexible hours when necessary. Must be able to attend evening County Council meetings and various social functions as requested. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during emergency situations.