The Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) is a joint powers agency consisting of the County of Riverside and the 18 western Riverside County cities. It was created in 2004 to implement one of America's most ambitious environmental efforts, the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP), protecting 146 native species of plants and animals and preserving a half million acres of their habitat. This effort to set aside habitat and protect species allows the public infrastructure and private development necessary for a healthy economy to move ahead without sacrificing our region's environment and quality of life. The RCA is staffed with County employees who are under contract to RCA.
The Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) has an opportunity for an Administrative Manager, RC in Riverside. The position serves in a supervisory capacity and is responsible for managing the preparation of agendas, dictating minutes, and recording official actions for regional conservation meetings. The Administrative Manager, RC is also responsible for budget preparation and monitoring, contract and procurement administration, records management, and developing policies and procedures for RCA. The most competitive candidates will have experience preparing agendas and dictating minutes for executive-level meetings, strong written and verbal communication skills, experience with budget and contract management, and familiarity with regional conservation initiatives.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Manage the preparation of the agenda for regional conservation meetings; attend and record official action taken at regional conservation meetings; dictate minutes relating to meeting events and actions.
Conduct advanced analysis of agendas of conferences and meetings; assemble and prepare background information for agenda items for review and consideration at regional conservation meetings; conduct advanced analysis of the potential impact of other government agency policies and decisions on the regional conservation department and provide interpretations when required; gather, organize and communicate background information regarding policy or legislation that affects or may affect regional conservation programs and responsibilities.
Plan, organize and direct the administrative activities for regional conservation efforts including, such support activities as procurement, operations and contract administration; may plan and direct personnel activities for the regional conservation department; interview, hire, train, and evaluate the performance of subordinate regional conservation staff; attend and provide input on grievances and disciplinary matters for regional conservation staff.
Oversee the maintenance of official records for the regional conservation department, including official files and indexes of resolutions, reports, contracts, bonds, and other official documents.
Act as a member of the regional conservation management team; participate in the development and implementation of operational and administrative policies; participate in the development of new programs to facilitate long and short-term strategies and financial plan objectives; coordinate activities with other divisions, departments, public entities, and agencies in order to ensure that administrative and fiscal objectives are achieved.
Direct the accounting, fiscal and budgetary matters for the regional conservation department; prepare written justification for budget proposals; explain and defend proposals and alternatives to top managers or committees; authorize payment vouchers, requisitions, and a variety of fiscal reports and expenditures; recommend actions to balance the budget; produce various fiscal and financial reports.
Serve as the liaison to county, state and other local government agencies in fiscal, personnel, and administrative matters for the regional conservation department.
Monitor progress of legislation on regional conservation programs, finances, and operations; may lobby for legislative changes.
Advise and make recommendations on the organization or reorganization of regional conservation work units; conduct studies and prepare reports on operations and systems; direct the resolution of complex administrative problems.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major in accounting, business or public administration, finance, or a closely related field to the assignment. (Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the required education on the basis of 30 semester or 45 quarter units equaling one year of full-time experience.)
Experience: Three years of administrative management experience, which must have included responsibility for financial planning and analysis, budget, grant and contract development and administration, development of organizational policies and procedures, or researching and conducting complex analysis of legislation and government policy.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION USING THE COUNTY'S JOB GATEWAY
The preliminary closing date for this posting is April 10, 2019at 11:59 p.m., however postings may close or be extended at any time. All applicants must include a detailed resume/application with relevant work history.
For questions regarding this recruitment or the online application process, please contact Laura Chamberlain at (951) 955-5196 or email@example.com.
Internal Number: 15769
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