Yakima County Human Resources

  • 410-27 Senior Manager - Prosecuting Attorney's Office

    Working Title
    Senior Operations Manager
    Regular Full Time Budgeted
    FLSA Status
    Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    Open Date
    Close Date
    $7,325 per month
  • Overview

    Under direction of and in close consultation with the Prosecuting Attorney, the Senior Operations Manager has management authority and day-to-day administration of operations responsibility for three distinct and separate divisions relating to personnel, fiscal and grant management, information technology, communications, facilities and capital improvements.


    This recruitment may be used to fill other openings in the same classification and department within 90 days of the closing date of this recruitment.




    Directs, manages and coordinates the administration of operations for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office including personnel management, fiscal management, grant management, information technology, communications, facilities and capital management; serves as advisor to elected Prosecutor, division chief deputies, unit attorney supervisors and managers regarding personnel issues; participates on committees with law and justice organizations and other state and county agencies.


    Develops, implements and monitors strategic plan, goals, policies, and workflow with elected and/or division chiefs/attorney unit supervisors/managers for multiple areas of operation; determines necessary staffing and personnel management


    Directs, develops and manages the general fund revenue with 14 funding sources, including complex grants and contracts ($3.1 million), general fund expenditure budget ($7.3 million), 3/10th’s expenditure budget ($1.4 million) and liability insurance expenditure and revenue budget ($3.1 million) and liability insurance investments; identifies and forecasts staffing; facility, technology and equipment needs; has full authority to move funds within each budget operational area, and from one budget to another based on priorities and grant requirements.


    Oversees recruitment, hiring, training, performance and discipline of staff with elected Prosecutor and/or division chiefs/ managers; ensures human resource policies, procedures, laws and regulations are followed in recruitment, hiring, training, performance, supervising and discipline of employees. Directs extra help and Rule 9 interns and volunteer placements in all divisions/units.


    Research, develop, implement and monitor numerous state and federal grants, oversees management of grants and contracts for requirement compliance, statistical analysis and outcomes. Other duties as assigned.



    Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or Related Field and six years of progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to perform the duties of this position, including a minimum of three years of law and justice related experience, and government financial practices, standards and principles experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position.



    • Successful completion of a comprehensive criminal background check and general employment verification.
    • Valid WA State Driver’s license with proof of insurance, if requested.


    • Collective bargaining / union experience or understanding of the progressive disciplinary process under Yakima County procedure.


    Equipment Used: Computer, fax, scanner, video conferencing equipment, multimedia equipment, multi-line telephone, copier, calculator and other basic office equipment, automobile.


    Working Conditions / Physical Requirements: Environmental Demands: May be required to work outside of standard business hours and at alternate work locations. Physical Demands: handling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, fingering, hearing, talking, visual acuity. Intellectual Demands: Ability to multitask, confidentiality, ability to work under pressure, ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, ability to follow verbal and written instruction.  Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.



    •  Supervisory and leadership theories, practices & principles;
    • Local, state, federal laws and regulations that apply to personnel management;
    • Public sector accounting & budgeting theories & principles;
    • Terminology, laws, rules & regulations governing Prosecuting Attorney’s Offices
    • Project management, public administration and organizational management theories, practices and principles;
    • Grant development and fiscal management;
    • Information systems and/or computer technology;
    • Team building concepts, and theories, principles and methods of communication and conflict resolution;



    • Ability to perform in-depth research and analytical capabilities;
    • Ability to make independent decisions based on research and analysis of situation;
    • Ability to identify needs, develop short and long-range plans and to evaluate the results;
    • Ability to draft, write, apply and implement policies and procedures;
    • Ability to determine priorities and make critical decisions;
    • Ability to supervise, coach, motivate, monitor and evaluate staff;
    • Ability to listen effectively and communicate goals, objectives and vision of superiors to others;
    • Ability to solve problems or resolve conflicts using effective communication techniques;
    • Ability to negotiate and manage grants and contracts;
    • Ability to forecast and project budgets in multiple and diverse areas of operations;
    • Ability to interpret and direct creation of accounting and budget spreadsheets;
    • Ability to provide technical expertise in areas of responsibility;
    • Ability to use computers, related software applications and basic office equipment;
    • Capable of establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relations with elected officials, department heads, city, county, and state resources, and other internal and external law and justice agencies


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