The Assistant City Manager is one of three such assistants who report directly to the City Manager and are responsible for oversight of multiple city departments and perform complex administrative and management duties as key members of the City Manager’s Executive Team. The successful candidate will manage municipal departments as assigned by the City Manager and may assume other duties from time to time as additionally directed. Proven experience and competency in successfully managing municipal operations related to water, wastewater, natural gas utilities are beneficial.
Candidates with a background of working in a larger municipality under a council-manager form of government are encouraged to apply for this position. The City of Corpus Christi in many ways has reinvigorated its senior management team and is systematically ‘rebuilding‘ its municipal government. This position offers a unique, career changing opportunity for an individual with the talents and passion for local government to be a successful and vital part of this city’s executive team.
DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversees workflow by leading department directors to coordinate their efforts toward the achievement of departmental objectives and the objectives of the City government
Keeps the City Manager and the City Council informed on critical issues
Assumes full management responsibility for assigned functions, services, and activities of the City by assisting the City Manager in coordinating and directing the activities and operations of all assigned departments
Develops new policies in consultation with the City Manager for the City Council’s approval
Plans, directs, and coordinates, through management level staff, the work plan for assigned functions
Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the budget for assigned functional areas
Coordinates and participates in providing responsible staff assistance and professional analysis and advice to the City Manager, City Council, and other City boards and commissions as assigned
Supervises and/or conducts studies, surveys, and the collection of information on operational and administrative problems by analyzing findings and preparing reports of practical solutions for review
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
Be an accomplished professional with a depth, breadth, and diversity of experience in a public agency environment
Bring a strong customer service/public service ethic and exceptional interpersonal skills in order to build collaborative relationships and high performing teams
Skillfully and effectively manage and solve complex and adaptive problems to serve as a change agent with the ability to consistently achieve results even under challenging circumstances
Be versatile and have proven experience in managing a department(s) at a high level
Be a resilient, self-aware individual who values differences and will create a work climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its goals and objectives
Bachelor’s degree with specialization in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field
Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience
A Master’s degree is preferred but not required
Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a former Director of a City department, Department Lead, or equivalent in Private Sector or Non-Profit areas
Must have a valid driver’s license at time of employment
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically by the close of business on July 10th, 2020 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: This position is listed at Pay Grade 321 Series
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