* In order to be considered for this position candidates at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanantoniotx/jobs/3780738
Selected Fellows will begin the program in June 2023.
About the Program
Since 2007, the City of San Antonio, Texas has offered emerging professionals the opportunity to immerse themselves in local government management and develop real-world skills and experience as Management Fellows. As a part of this 12 month program, the City develops new professionals and offers them the chance to complete important projects and work alongside leaders from the 7th largest City in the nation.
AS A PART OF THE MANAGEMENT FELLOWS PROGRAM YOU WILL
As a part of the Management Fellows program you will:
Begin your career as a full-time employee for the City of San Antonio. These positions offer a beginning annual salary of including health care benefits, full participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) and paid leave.
Spend 12 months rotating through three critical City departments including four months each with the City Manager’s Office, the Office of Management & Budget and an operating department.
Visit and learn about various departments and operations across the City including the Police Academy, Fire Academy, Animal Shelter and Airport.
Work side-by-side with City leadership and gain hands on experience conducting budget and program analysis, managing special projects and solving real-world problems faced by 21st Century cities.
BUILDING YOUR CAREER
The City of San Antonio strives to offer professional development opportunities to every employee. Upon completion of the Management Fellowship Program, successful fellows will be given special assistance to find a full-time position within the City that matches their career interests.
How to Apply
The ideal candidate will have completed all course work for a Master’s of Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration or other related field by May 2023. Previous experience in local government is highly preferred. To apply, the following information will be required:
• Current Resume and Cover Letter
• Two work or education related written recommendations
Applications must be summited online no later than March 1st, 2023 at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanantoniotx/jobs/3780738
Under general direction, performs budget and program analysis, field studies, and researching projects pertaining to the City of San Antonio. This is a 12+ month program with each fellow spending several months in the City Manager's Office, the Office of Management & Budget, and one operating department. At the conclusion of the program Fellows are given special assistant in finding permanent positions with the City of San Antonio. Working conditions are in an office environment. Exercises no supervision.
This unique position is designed to recruit top talent and help develop future leaders for the City of San Antonio. During your time as a Management Fellow, you will spend one (1) year rotating through the City's Budget Office, the City Manager's Office, and a select operating department. This position provides unique access to the leaders of the City of San Antonio and is an excellent opportunity to learn about every facet of a complex municipal operation.
More importantly, you will be given important tasks and projects that develop your skills and make a difference to the City organization and the community at large.
This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.
Conducts budget and program analysis, organizational and administrative field studies, and statistical analysis of research data.
Analyzes, researches, and monitors various financial and management reports.
May handle phone inquiries regarding information concerning various programs from other departments.
May be asked to attend or serve on various administrative and citizen committee meetings and City subcommittee meetings.
Monitors work processes of assigned departments to improve operations, while providing value added customer service.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with preferable coursework in Business, Public Administration or a related field.
This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License or the ability to obtain a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License within thirty (30) days after becoming a resident of the State of Texas. Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
No substitution for education allowed.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: The following items must be attached to your on line application:
Current Resume and Cover Letter.
Two work or education-related written recommendations.
Previous experience in local government.
Master's Degree in Public Administration or related field strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of public administration, municipal finance, budgeting, accounting, and research techniques.
Knowledge of computer software and hardware applications.
Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.
Ability to communicate by phone or in person in one-to-one or group settings.
Ability to analyze and recommend solutions to management and organizational problems.
Ability to assist in the preparation of budgets and accounting systems.
Ability to work cooperatively with other City employees, elected officials, agents or other governmental entities and the general public.
Located in south central Texas approximately 140 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, the City of San Antonio has a population of almost 1.5 million. The seat of Bexar County, San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States and the second largest city in Texas.
The City of San Antonio offers its residents one of the most attractive and affordable lifestyles in the United States. A plentiful supply of high-quality housing, and low utility rates to owners are among the substantial cost-of-living advantages of this culturally unique city.
The world famous River Walk is the single most visited site in all of Texas. The second most visited Texas site is the historic Alamo, only a short distance away from the River Walk.
The City Government
The City of San Antonio has a Council/Manager form of government. Ten Council Members are elected from single-member geographic districts and the Mayor is elected at-large. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who appoints all officials in executive positions of the City, with the exception of the City Clerk, City Internal Auditor, Presiding Judge and Municipal Judges.
The Executive Team consists of over 35 Departm...ent Directors, a Deputy City Manager, four Assistant City Managers, a Chief Financial Officer, and an Assistant to the City Manager.
There are over 11,000 City employees.