, 2023-04-15 19:32:04,
KINGMAN – Nichole Jenks is the administrative supervisor for the Mohave County Public Works Department, answering to its director Steve Latoski.
It is the second biggest county department with about 180 employees. (The Sheriff’s Department is the largest with about 260.)
Jenks has multiple tasks that she manages in her busy position. She performs administrative and supervisory level work in organizing, directing and coordinating the business functions for the assigned department. Her typical duties include developing, monitoring and auditing budgets and grants; approving expenditures; establishing accounting procedures for the department; and developing, coordinating, implementing and training users in the operation of the department’s computer system and other administrative support systems
Jenks also provides administrative support to the engineering and survey managers staff and the various office assistants and administrative managers in other divisions. She was born and raised in Pasadena, California with family reasons bringing her to Mohave County.
Jenks previously worked with Mohave County Community Services as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Coordinator from 2011 to 2013. That position came from the successful establishment of the HERA Funds (Housing & Economic Recovery Act). It was a special program utilizing a $2 million grant to Mohave County to purchase certain foreclosed home for income eligible families. The families had to qualify and couldn’t be investors. Jenks had her real estate license and her special knowledge helped her to successfully run and manage the program. About 30 homes were purchased after all was said and done.
She remained with the county moving to the Public Works Department as the administrative supervisor from 2013 to 2017. However, in 2017, she relocated to Flagstaff, remaining there for four years with ADOT as the Partnering Facilitator for the Northwest, Northcentral and Northeast Districts. She worked with capital construction project teams and completed various training sessions on the Arizona Management System (AMS).
In September, 2021, Jenks moved back to Kingman, purchasing a new home where she enjoys gardening, cooking and hanging out with her rescue kitty, Simon. In her additional spare time, she reads the novels of famed authors Robin Cook and James Patterson, as well as indulging in non-fiction history and biography books.
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