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Chief of Staff Jobs in Houston, TX at Harris County

Title: Chief of Staff

Company: Harris County

Location: Houston, TX

Position Description

TheChief of Staffto the Executive Director supports the executive day-to-day and strategic operations of the District. The candidate will be responsible for leading cross-functional strategic initiatives, facilitating special projects, and supporting collaboration across the organization in support of the District’s mission.

Essential Functions And Duties

Drives preparation for and follow-ups from key leadership meetings that comprise the District’s operational cadence

Coordinates to ensure that preparatory material comes together in a timely manner with an exceedingly high level of quality and accuracy

Continually works to review processes, identifying and implementing improvements for maximum effectiveness

Tracks high-priority initiatives for the Executive Director and identifies any potential obstacles

Assists with tracking of Department metrics and goals, proactively follows up and provides actionable recommendations for improvement if metrics/goals are not being achieved

Manages key relationships and builds a process to track and nurture key stakeholders

Develops and prepares memos, briefing documents, presentation materials, reports, and other documents that distill complex issues and effectively describe research findings and policy initiatives to diverse audiences

Directly manages assigned team members, including training, directing work, and providing performance feedback

Maintains the highest standards of ethical behavior, exercising honesty and integrity, respect, and fairness in the execution of their responsibilities


Performs other duties that may be added or changed as the course and scope of the job directs


Oversee a team of professional, technical, field, and administrative personnel including hiring, training, directing, motivating, coaching, disciplining, measuring performance, and terminating


Reports to the Executive Director

Primarily with division directors and department managers as well as the Executive Director, and departmental office staff


Primarily with County officials; also with citizens, visitors, and mid-level representatives and professionals of other government agencies, vendors, and organizations

Frequently attends public meetings and occasionally gives presentations upon request on behalf of the District

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email

[email protected] .

This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.



Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Government, Political Science, Public Administration or Policy, Planning, Engineering, Economics, or a related field of study


Minimum of 5 years of experience in a strategy, program management, or operations role with proven abilities in leading multi-disciplinary or cross-functional senior leadership teams


Management and leadership experience operating within a complex, diverse environment

Ability to think strategically, critically, and creatively

Expertise in building consensus, analyzing policies, and effective decision-making

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