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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: County Manager
Job Title: Assistant County Manager Public Safety
Salary: $0 

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Salary Range: $101,461.91 - $148,480.80 annually

Job Objectives:
Plans, organizes, administers, and directs the activities of the Departments of Public Safety, Code Enforcement and Emergency Management. Manages significant County projects and connects Sedgwick County to community businesses, Federal, State, and Local agencies and various divisions and other elected officials through regular and routine contacts. THIS IS A KPERS COVERED POSITION

Essential Job Functions:

  • Directs the internal service functions, as managed by the division directors of Department of Corrections, Emergency Communications, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Emergency Medical Service System, (EMSS), Fire District, Regional Forensic Science Center, Code Enforcement, Emergency Management and MABCD.
  • Utilizing the County’s Strategic Plan, incorporates and implements a department-specific 3-5 year strategic business plan to ensure divisions provide efficient, high quality services in line with the County’s mission, vision, strategic goals and values. Ensures Departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and performance goals are directly connected with the County’s Strategic Goals, cascading throughout the department and divisions.
  • Identifies professional performance standards for the department and divisions which are focused on efficient and effective measurables, promoting a high level of service, as expected by the citizens and County Management.
  • Determines innovative methods to promote cross-functional teams and processes, which enhance services and are cost-effective.
  • Promoting the mission, vision, strategic goals, and values of the County, leads an active role in organizational and employee development and recognition of departmental, team and employee contributions. Reviews department and division practices to ensure continuous improvement in service.
  • Conducts environmental analyses to determine changing citizen needs, changes within the profession, legislation and community, and recommends options, direction and pro-active response.
  • Serves as principal advisor to the County Manager and Board of County Commissioners, participating in regular business meetings regarding all County functions.
  • Works with the senior management team in building partnerships, maximizing resources, developing policies and assisting with special organizational projects.
  • Advises divisions with development, analysis and implementation of annual budgets and capital improvement projects, using strategic goals, objectives and KPIs as a guide.
  • Reviews federal, state, and local laws, guidelines, policies, resolutions and similar documents for applicability and compliance; formulates policies and procedures for the Department.
  • Assists in educating the public about services available, through formal and informal communication channels.
  • Serves as a management partner for other staff and department heads in the roles of consultant, coordinator and collaborator.
  • Makes presentations on regular basis regarding County business, projects, or related issues. Interacts with related advisory boards/councils, ensuring they are provided with sufficient information for informed decisions.

Job Standards:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 15 years progressive management experience; five of those years in a leadership role.
  • Also require, five years related experience in a broad range of governmental operations, including experience in a managerial/supervisory capacity.


  • Master’s Degree in public/business administration or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability for creative problem solving.
  • Possesses exceptional collaboration skills.
  • Working experience in continuous improvement or quality improvement processes and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and effectively use performance measurements.
  • Experience with decision-making models which value employee/stakeholder participation.
  • Financial experience to include budget preparation, fiscal analysis of projects and financial accountability and unit and cost comparison.
  • Demonstration of teamwork, including leadership, partnership and followership.
  • High capacity to collaborate with others in an open, dynamic discussion.
  • Customer-service/citizen orientation, with experience in government services.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental general management, organization, and operations.
  • Ability to ascertain and apply laws and regulations regarding local government safety matters.
  • Ability to coordinate, organize and supervise operations, projects, programs, and employees.
  • Ability to analyze, prepare, and interpret complex information/data, records and reports.
  • Ability to objectively interpret, develop, and implement policies.
  • Ability to communicate with employees, managers, citizens, legislators (i.e., large variety of persons) on technical topics, with strong listening skills.

Testing/Screening Requested:

Access to software/devices used by departments managed.

Work Environment:
Some on-site visits for projects managed and emergency situations as necessary.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.


Vacancy Number: 20000263

Open Date: 5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 6/7/2017 11:59:59 PM