CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 030
Established: 08/94
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 2

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under direction, to advise management staff on long range economic, financial, governmental, legislative and regulatory issues impacting department operations; to plan, organize and coordinate the legislative and intergovernmental relations programs for a department; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Business Management Coordinator participates in the economic and fiscal analysis of department revenues, rate structures and related budgetary and financing issues, analyzes and makes recommendations on proposed laws, rules, regulations and intergovernmental agreements, represents a department in legislative and regulatory activities and promotes cooperative working relationships with other governmental agencies. The incumbent also participates in the economic and fiscal analysis of department revenues, rate structures and related budgetary and financing issues.

The Business Management Coordinator differs from the Policy Analyst which analyzes and makes recommendations on proposed legislation and department operations, but is not responsible for managing and coordinating a department-wide legislative agenda.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Participates in the development and implementation of legislative and intergovernmental policies, practices, priorities and agendas; provides analysis and advice on direction and priorities of legislators and legislative bodies; monitors administrative rule making activities; promotes intergovernmental cooperation.
  2. Reviews and researches proposed federal, state and local laws, regulations and rules affecting department operations; analyzes impact on department programs and recommends department position; develops strategy to respond to and impact legislative or rule making action.
  3. Drafts and prepares amendments to legislation; coordinates with legislators, legislative staff and representatives of other agencies to sponsor or present legislation.
  4. Participates in local, regional and state organizations and task forces to promote and coordinate intergovernmental programs; negotiates intergovernmental agreements to address, road maintenance, road improvements and other services affecting multiple jurisdictions.
  5. Participates in local organizations of citizens, developers, contractors, neighborhood groups, and businesses to facilitate access to County services.
  6. Analyzes and prepares long range economic and financial projections for department operating and capital funds; researches tax revenues, rate structures, user fees, reserve requirements, demographics and other revenue and expenditure issues.
  7. Recommends financing methods, including bond sales, service charges, development fees and grants; provides technical assistance in budgeting, grant writing and cost accounting activities.
  8. Evaluates and recommends improvements and modifications to department and county accounting and financial information systems and controls in coordination with the Finance Department; analyzes and recommends policies and internal controls.
  9. Conducts research and analysis regarding the use of resources for providing services: makes recommendations on contracting, downsizing or expansion of services.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Working knowledge of: Federal and state governmental authority and legislative, regulatory and rule making processes; federal, state and local statutes, rules, regulations and agencies governing department operations; current social, political and economic trends and operating issues of county governments; public policy development; principles of public administration, including financing methods and budgeting processes; principles and techniques of fiscal and statistical analysis; methods and techniques of rate analysis and revenue generation; information systems application for financial analysis, forecasting and rate setting; research methods and techniques.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; organize and present facts in a clear, concise and logical manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with legislators, legislative committees, federal, state and local government officials, intergovernmental associations, public interest and community groups, business leaders and the public; organize, coordinate and implement comprehensive legislative and intergovernmental relations programs; identify and design strategies to address legislative, intergovernmental and financial issues affecting department operations; develop persuasive and convincing arguments to promote individual agreement and group consensus on sensitive issues and problems.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Attendance at legislative sessions and committee meetings, public meetings and related functions during evening and weekend hours at locations out of town and out of state.

Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.