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Assistant City Manager

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Preliminary review of applications by April 14, 2017. The position is open until filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant City Manager
Department General Government
Activity City Manager
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
FLSA Exempt
Starting Salary $124,377 - $152,362
Max Salary
Posting Number

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary


The Assistant City Manager provides administrative organization and direction to the City as assigned by the City Manager. This is accomplished by providing policy planning and implementation guidance to operating and staff departments; evaluating policies and procedures for general compliance and improvement.


• Develops plans and programming, formulates budgetary data, assigns job duties, conducts employee evaluations, prepares contractual obligations, develops educational curriculum, and reports parameters as they relate to the overall programming of the office
• Consults and coordinates with various City department activities and is accountable for the implementation of overall city policies
• Provides direction for community development, budgetary/financial activities, organization of management, and implementation of City operating departments’ services
• Consults with the City Manager regarding municipal operations, plans, and policies and Assistant City Manager programs
• Responds to citizen inquiries and complaints by investigating questions and concerns, analyzing issues and taking appropriate action
• Resolves requests and/or problems and perform as the Acting City Manager in the temporary absence of the City Manager
• Makes recommendations that impact the budget
• Manages the budget within assigned unit/division
• Manages the budget within assigned department
• Represents the City in private and public functions
• Initiates and reviews special duties and reports as designated by City Manager or City Council
• Delegate specific tasks to department personnel as necessary and be responsible for coordinating information/tasks among departments. As needed, coordinate various employee and public resources to improve community services
• Prepare and/or review complex reports and studies. Make recommendations in a wide variety or administrative or management policies in support of organizational goals, priorities, and initiatives



• Bachelor Degree in Public Administration or related field.
• Master’s Degree preferred.
• 5 years’ experience at an upper management level in municipal government


• Knowledge of contemporary leadership and management principles and practices.
• Knowledge of legislative processes and practices.
• Knowledge of public administration and governmental operations.
• Knowledge of accounting and financial management principles.
• Knowledge of advanced theories and principles related to areas of assignment.
• Knowledge of strategy development principles and procedures.
• Knowledge of program development and administration principles and practices.
• Knowledge of project management, conflict mediation, and public relations principles.
• Value honesty, integrity, transparency, and providing customer service that exceeds customer expectations.
• Skilled in monitoring and evaluating employees.
• Skilled in prioritizing and assigning work.
• Skilled in speaking in public.
• Skilled in developing long-range strategic plans.
• Skilled in analyzing and developing policies and procedures.
• Skilled in analyzing complex problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals.
• Skilled in mediating and resolving conflict.
• Skilled in preparing and administering budgets.
• Skilled in managing change and sensitive topics.
• Skilled in planning, analyzing, and evaluating programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints.
• Skilled in prioritizing, organizing, and managing multiple simultaneous projects.
• Skilled in reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Skilled in preparing clear and concise reports, including oral, written, and audio/visual presentations.
• Skilled in maintaining sensitive and confidential information.
• Skilled in gathering and analyzing information and making recommendations based on findings and in support of organizational goals.
• Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications.
• Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Preliminary review of applications by April 14, 2017. The position is open until filled.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/10/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Master's Degree in Public Administration or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No, but currently working on it
  3. * Do you have at least 5 years' experience in upper level management in a municipal capacity?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?
    • City website
    • Online Job Board (TML,, TWC, etc.)
    • Search Engine (Google for example)
    • City Facebook page
    • Employee referral
    • Family/Friend referral
    • Walk-in
    • Other