Deputy County Administrator

Job Title:
Deputy County Administrator
County Name:
Chester County
The Deputy County Administrator is responsible for providing administrative coordination, leadership and management support to the County Administrator. In addition the Deputy County Administrator may provide supervision and guidance to county agencies and staff, as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide advice and counsel to the County Administrator on a variety of policy and procedural matters related to the effective administration of county government.
  • Supervise assigned county agencies and serve as a liaison to County departments, elected officials and other government agencies, private groups, community organizations and the general public, as required by the County Administrator
  • Independently plan and carry out work assignments and/or projects.
  • Assist in the resolution of operational or procedural problems and issues.
  • Assist in the development of policies, strategic direction, projects and implementation.
  • Assist in guiding and monitoring on-going projects.
  • Conduct research, prepare reports, analysis and other informational materials as requested or deemed necessary.
  • Receive, investigate and provide recommendation to resolve complaints and inquiries concerning County operations and policies.
  • Keep abreast of developments and trends in the field of county management and public administration and propose relevant strategy and policy changes.
  • Represent the County Administrator at meetings, as required.
  • Perform other duties, tasks and special projects, as required.

Qualifications / Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Five years of progressive experience in an executive / senior administrative position, preferably in Public Administration. 
  • Ability to assess an organization’s needs and priorities. 
  • Ability to analyze complex issues. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization. 
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Effective negotiation skills. 
  • Strong leadership skills. 
  • Strong working knowledge of budgets, spreadsheets and interpreting audits. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Sound and accurate judgment. 
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and handle confidential matters. 
  • Sound fiscal planning skills. 
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience: 
  • Strong professional ethics; demonstrated integrity and honesty. 
  • Ability to bring any concerns or complaints to the appropriate department head. 
  • Ability to listen effectively so that concerns can be efficiently addressed by the County Administrator and/or directed to appropriate person. 
  • High degree of patience and skill needed for handling difficult situations. 
  • Ability to distill important information from policy documents, proposals, research, and other communication and succinctly summarize Knowledge and ability to understand service provider systems in Chester County government and in non-profit arenas. 
  • Knowledge of electoral process, as well as roles and interactions of local, state and federal government. 
  • Knowledge of economic development principles. 
  • Understanding of national, state and county legislative roles and interactions. 
  • Familiarity with municipalities (both geography and organization). 
  • Strong customer service skills. 
  • Flexibility. 
  • Proactive.
More Information
Posting Date:
Friday, July 2, 2021
Expiration Date:
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Contact Name:
Taylor Pettit
Contact Link:
Taylor Pettit
313 W. Market St. West Chester, PA 19320
(610) 344-6698