The Assistant City Manager serves a vital leadership role
in the organization and actively supports the City
Manager’s efforts to implement the City Council’s goals
The Assistant City Manager participates as a member of
the Executive Leadership Team and partners with the City
Manager in building a culture of support. Expectations of
the Leadership team include spending time with their
employees; building trust; talking about performance;
achieving results; encouraging risk; and not punishing
The Assistant City Manager performs highly responsible
administrative and technical work in directing, appraising,
analyzing and coordinating internal service operations, as
well as other City services assigned by the City Manager.
Principal Responsibilities Include:
• Direct and coordinate City internal service functions,
including; purchasing, risk management and
emergency management functions.
• Participate in budget development and hearings with
department heads and the City Council, serving on the
City Manager's Budget Committee. Supervise
preparation and submission of all Federal and State
• Confer with and advise department and division
heads in working out detailed plans for functions as
assigned; upon direction of the City Manager and
with general policy guidance, provide directives to
department and division heads.
• Perform organization and procedural analyses of the
City departments as directed by the City Manager.
Initiate research and special studies in needed areas
and prepares reports with recommendations for
• Attend meetings of the City Council and City Boards
and Commissions, conferences, and staff meetings in
order to provide assistance to the City Manager and
make recommendations on subjects under
discussion. Participate in development of policy and
implementation of policy decisions.
• Receive requests and complaints from the public
concerning administrative actions of the various
departments, channel the requests and/or complaints
to appropriate departments, follow up on the
corrective actions and insure that replies to the
inquiries are provided.
Requirements for this position are a Graduate Degree
in Public or Business Administration or closely related
field. Three years of full-time employment in
increasingly responsible positions in municipal
government administration or management.
Considerable knowledge of the principals and practices
of local governmental administration; municipal public
works planning and development; community
development; problems of local government; available
State and Federal grant sources; and public relations.