The Butte Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is recruiting for a LAFCo Deputy Executive Officer to support the work of the Commission in an ever changing environment. This is an excellent opportunity in a small agency that expects to experience career development opportunities for the right individual who is interested in developing their career and helping lead the agency into the future. Butte County is a resource rich environment of valley agriculture and forested mountains with an abundance of outdoor recreational activities and home to the diverse community of California State University, Chico. If you like the outdoors and easy access to academic and cultural pursuits, this is the opportunity to consider!
The incumbent will be directly supervised by the Executive Officer and primarily tasked with managing a variety of complex professional work in support of the Commission, including planning studies, development of policies and procedures, and individual project analysis in evaluating and projecting demographic, service and financial trends. The incumbent will also be tasked with performing general staff support services ranging from processing boundary change proposals to representing the agency before boards and organizations. Training and related development will be provided and duties will expand consistent with acumen and experience.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in public policy and regional planning, effective analytical and problem solving skills and a curiosity with respect to understanding how local governments work. The ideal candidate will also have strong written and verbal communication skills and process-oriented while keeping track of desired outcomes. Specific competencies expected of the position includes all of the following:
Perform basic to intermediate qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Provide critical thinking and objective reporting.
Direct and conduct special studies, projects and public meetings.
Prepare clear and concise reports and other written materials.
Organize and manage projects and programs efficiently.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Exercise sound independent judgment in performing assignments.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of city, county, state and federal statues, ordinances, codes, administrative orders, case law and other governing rules and regulation for member agencies and LAFCo planning.
Knowledge of principles of land use regulations and strategic planning.
Knowledge of complex project management procedures and techniques.
Knowledge of California Environmental Review Process and the principles of land use planning.
Knowledge of LAFCo and member agencies policies and procedures.
Knowledge of research and statistical methods; public finance; public infrastructure; interagency relationships; Microsoft Office programs; web page design and maintenance; and geographic information system software.
Skill in detection of discrepancies in plans, methods and processes.
Skill in reading and interpreting relevant rules, regulations and applying them to complex projects.
Skill in interpreting technical documents and map specifications.
Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Skill in working with deadlines to complete projects and assignments.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, member agencies and representatives of relevant agencies.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software.
Skill in working within and providing information from GIS.
Skill in analyzing problems, identifying solutions, recommending and implementing methods, procedures and technique resolutions.
Skill in preparing complete, complex, comprehensive and accurate reports; assessing and prioritizing.
Working ability to: Supervise, direct, coordinate and implement large and/or controversial projects; supervise, train and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; communicate effectively orally and in writing; collect, analyze and interpret data; formulate recommendations; solve complex problems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, the public and staff of other agencies; meet deadlines; and, work independently.
Minimum Requirements-Education, Certifications and Licenses
Bachelor's degree in Geography, Regional Planning, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, or any related field. A Master’s degree is desirable. Additional experience or non-related degrees may be substituted for the required education and experience.
Five (5) years experience in public sector planning. LAFCo experienced is preferred.
A valid, unrestricted State of California driver’s license.
Additional Salary Information: This position includes a generous benefits package.
For more information, please visit www.buttelafco.org.