County of San Mateo

The County of San Mateo is just south of San Francisco and the gateway to Silicon Valley. The mission of the Human Resources Department (HR) is to maximize organizational and individual potential and position the County of San Mateo as an employer of choice.  The achieve this, HR promotes the spirit of partnership and creativity, and anticipates and responds to the diverse needs of County departments, employees and their families, and the public.  HR is comprised of nine divisions including Employee Benefits/Wellness/HRIM, Employee and Labor Relations, Equal Employment Opportunity, Personnel Services, Risk Management, Training and Development, Shared Services, Administrative Services and Organizational Development and Communication.

Job Title: County Wide Safety Officer

Job Description 

Plan, oversee, and administer department-specific programs and projects; conduct a variety of analytical and operational studies regarding departmental and programmatic activities, including complex operational, regulatory, or administrative issues; evaluate alternatives and make recommendations.
Assist in developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and administrative control systems for the department to which assigned.
Develop and standardize procedures and methods to improve and continuously monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and service delivery methods and procedures in order to maximize funding and minimize costs.
Prepare comprehensive technical records and reports, identify alternatives, and make and justify recommendations.
Conduct special research projects and financial analysis for countywide programs and usage; produce findings and recommendations and prepares related reports.
Represent assigned department in interdepartmental, community and/or professional meetings; confer with and coordinate with other County staff on a wide variety of administrative analysis and planning issues.
Serve as a liaison to public and private organizations, community groups, and other organizations; provide information and assistance to the public regarding the assigned programs and services; receive and respond to complaints, requests and questions relating to assigned area of responsibility.
Ensure compliance with State, County, and funding agency regulatory and reporting requirements and applicable laws, regulations, and professional practices.
Prepare and submit Board of Supervisor agenda reports and various other commission, committee, and staff reports, resolutions, ordinances, and correspondence regarding assigned activities.
Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and review publications and related materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
Communicate orally, in writing, or through graphic representations and statistical summaries with colleagues, managers, employees, the public, organized employee groups, and representatives of various organizations.
May participate in the selecting, training, motivating, and evaluating assigned staff; direct the work activities of assigned staff; prioritize and coordinate work assignments; provide or coordinate staff training; review work for accuracy; and work with employees to correct deficiencies.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements 

Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field. Professional administrative experience in government is desired.
Knowledge of:
Project and/or program management, analytical processes, and report preparation techniques
Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis, evaluation, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures
Research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures
Applicable State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility
Principles and practices of public administration as applied to operational unit and program administration
Principles and practices of county management and government
Sources of information related to a broad range of county programs, services, and administration
Basic principles, practices, and procedures of funding sources and grant funds disbursement
Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of the assigned division
Record keeping principles and procedures
Techniques for effectively representing the County in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff
Skill/Ability to:
Plan, organize, and carry out assignments from management staff with minimal direction
Plan and conduct effective management, administrative, and operational studies
Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations
Effectively represent the department and the County in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals
Assist in the development of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the areas of responsibility and the department, as needed
Coordinate and oversee programmatic administrative, budgeting, and/or fiscal reporting activities
Perform responsible and difficult administrative work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative
Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or service delivery methods
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials
Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Apply by: Mon, 02/19/2018

To Apply, Contact: 
Scott Johnson
(650) 363-4387