1. Where can I find a job/internship in local government management?
The best resource for jobs in city management and local government is the Knowledge Network Jobs Page. Local governments from all over the United States post jobs here. The jobs can be filtered by job function, location, salary, and even by population.
Current employment opportunities with ICMA can be found at our careers page. Employers can post jobs here. Additional career resources can be found on the Knowledge Network by accessing the Career Resources Topic in the Topics tab. The Career Coaching group is also a valuable resource.
2. How do I find information on my current ICMA membership or how do I become a member?
Membership information can be found on the Members Page. The menu on the right allows you to find information regarding new membership, renewals, and more.
3. Where can I find information on ICMA’s Annual Conference?
The 2012 Conference page is here and registration is here. The Annual Conference group is a great place to talk to other ICMA members about the conference. The 2012 Conference blog will help you stay updated and plan your visit.
4. What are some example ethics policies for hiring, employees, elected officials, or other situations?
Ethics is a core priority for ICMA and every member of ICMA has pledged to follow and uphold the ICMA Code of Ethics. There is anl Ethics Page with information and resources. On the Topics page, there are several clickable topics leading to blogs, questions, documents, and more related to the topic of Ethics. And check out the Knowledge Network Questions tab.
5. How do I measure the performance of a program or policy?
The best way to learn about performance measurement is visit the Center for Performance Measurement. The Center offers training programs and data packages that allow inter-jurisdictional data comparisons. You can see what they can offer your jurisdiction here.
The Topics tab in the Knowledge Network offers several options for finding information on performance management. The Performance Measurement topic is popular and can provide connections to articles, blog posts, documents, and questions and discussions from users and members.
In general, the Topics on the Knowledge Network are a valuable tool for finding information regarding a specific subject. You might be surprised to find that we have 203 topic areas regarding local government! On a similar note, it is extremely helpful to other users when you tag your questions, blog posts, and other information with appropriate topics so that they can access the information when they need it later.
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