Deputy County Manager

Organization: Volusia County, Florida
Salary: The beginning salary will be negotiable depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.
Close Date: April 22, 2019

Job Description:

Volusia County is located in east-central Florida and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The County is approximately 40 miles northeast of Orlando and approximately 200 miles from Tallahassee, Florida’s capital. Volusia County is unique among Florida's communities. With a wealth of natural resources, an established infrastructure and easy access to just about anywhere, it is the perfect place to live. The County boasts a long list of firsts, bests and biggest. It is home to the World Center of Racing and the world's largest Harley-Davidson dealership. The County hosts some of the most popular motorcycle and car events in the world. For chocolate lovers, the County has a chocolate factory that's been popular for more than 85 years. The County’s newest development, One Daytona, will have 300,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space. The County offers world-class beaches where the hard-packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas. Residents and visitors also enjoy nature experiences such as surfing, golfing, biking, multi-use trails and horseback riding,

Volusia County operates under a Council/Manager form of government. Accordingly, policy setting is the responsibility of the County Council and policy execution is the responsibility of the Council-appointed County Manager. In Volusia, the County Council consists of seven members who are elected on a non-partisan basis to serve four-year terms. Five are elected by district; the County Chair and the at-large representative are elected countywide. The County provides a full range of services through its 12 departments and 34 divisions, public protection; highway, street, and other infrastructure construction and maintenance; growth management; conservation and resource management; economic development; health and human services; and recreational activities and cultural events. In addition, the County operates a water and sewer system, an international airport, a convention center, a public transportation system, a parking garage, a garbage collection program and a refuse disposal system. Volusia County has a current operating budget of $768,755,651 and it employs 3,385.81 FTEs.

In Volusia County the two Deputy County Managers (DCMs) are appointed by and report directly to the County Manager. In addition to providing guidance, oversight and executive leadership to assigned departments and functions, the DCMs assist the County Manager in managing the financial operations of the County and developing strategic policy direction. The DCMs may act as the County Manager in his absence. It is therefore vital for the DCMs to remain fully aware of all key issues, concerns, problems, philosophies, and the strategic direction of the County Manager.

The DCMs carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

The new DCM will ensure that all programs assigned by the County Manager and the County Council are carried out in a timely fashion and in accord with the County’s prescribed administrative procedures and regulations. The DCM will take an active role in communicating issues and problems to the County Manager and in keeping the County Manager informed of all activities, progress and any problems. This DCM will also ensure an effective flow of information to assigned Department Directors regarding changes in regulations, procedures or policy and will obtain information from them with respect to problems and progress.

This new DCM will participate in the process of developing the County's annual budget and will provide financial leadership and strategy alignment within his or her assigned area. The DCM is responsible for stimulating his or her staff to achieve the County’s strategic and financial objectives.

The DCMs are frequently assigned special, high priority projects by the County Manager and may represent Volusia County, the County Manager, and the County Council on various boards, committees and organizations.

For more details about the specifics of the County and this position, please visit Volusia County at www.volusia.orq.

Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in Public Administration or Business Administration and six (6) years of progressively responsible public administrative experience, preferably in local government. A comparable amount of education, training or experience may be substituted for the minimum experience.

A key factor in Volusia County’s remarkable success has been its proud tradition of recruiting excellent employees at all levels and retaining them for years. Qualified individuals interested in making a long term professional commitment are encouraged to apply.

The beginning salary will be negotiable depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. Volusia County provides excellent benefits.

To Apply
The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward upon receipt of an adequate pool of well-qualified applicants. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with your current salary to

For best results, please respond by April 22, 2019. For additional information about this opportunity, contact Robert E. Slavin, or Barbara Lipscomb at (770) 449-4656.


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