The City of Alcoa is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Deputy City Manager. Under the appointment and general direction of the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager serves as a member of the senior management team. The incumbent will perform complex administrative and professional work in assisting the City Manager in directing and supervising the operations of the Alcoa City Government.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Consults with and advises the City Manager in matters relating to strategic visioning, city development, special project implementation, and general municipal management issues.
• Strategic visioning and developing policies to ensure the long-term economic sustainability of the community.
• Must foster innovation, critical thinking, and creativity in developing new approaches and solutions to meet the demands of a growing and vibrant City.
• Respond to and effectively resolve public inquiries and complaints.
• Effectively represent the City on behalf of the City Manager at community meetings, boards and commissions, and other community related events as directed.
• Attends state and national meetings related to municipal and/or utility management.
• Attends monthly City Commission meetings.
• Monitors pending legislation and provides timely feedback to the City Manager and Department Heads on matters potentially impacting municipal operations; represents the city’s interests and positions before legislative and rule-making authorities.
• Prepare annual budget for assigned area(s).
• Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
• Maintain communication with other jurisdiction officials to coordinate regional issues.
• Assume the duties of the City Manager as assigned.
Knowledge and Personal Skills -
Applicants must be a proven leader who demonstrates professionalism and support to staff. Must possess superior management skills and the ability to make sound decisions pertaining to assigned staff and financial matters.
In addition, the ideal candidate will have considerable experience and knowledge in the following areas: General knowledge of economic development principles and practices, ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner, ability to plan, organize, execute, and complete various types of development projects, ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports, and ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships both internally and externally.
Education and Experience -
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, engineering, planning, or related field with a minimum of five to seven years’ progressive local government experience in a senior level management position.
A master’s degree in Public Administration is preferred.