Assistant City Manager

City of Birmingham, MI

The City of Birmingham, MI (EOE) is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Assistant City Manager. Under the supervision of the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager position oversees daily internal administrative operations of City Departments by providing strategic leadership and oversight of City policies and performance expectations. These areas include City Clerk, Facilities and Parking, Information Technology, Human Resources, Financial Services, and Purchasing. Other non-departmental services may also be included.

The Assistant City Manager performs complex professional, technical, and administrative work, assisting the City Manager in various assignments relating to the City government’s operations and programs. Ideal candidates must be an experienced administrative, multi-disciplined executive with a team-oriented approach and mentoring management style. This strategic leader will have experience providing responsive support, accurate information, and advice to a governing body along with community engagement.

The City of Birmingham
The City of Birmingham is a vibrant and prosperous community, with a population of just over 20,000. Covering only 4.73 square miles, it is able to maintain the atmosphere of a small town, while experiencing the benefits and amenities of an affluent urban area. With diverse cultural and recreational amenities, this indeed is a place to “live, shop, and play.”

About the Department
Following the traditional Council/Manager form of government, the Assistant City Manager is appointed and reports directly to the City Manager. The current City Manager will be retiring within the next 2 years and the person appointed to this position will have the opportunity to display their talents to the City Commission and potentially segue into the City Manager role. The vetting process will include interviews by department heads and part of the review process will require finalists to submit a written and oral report before the City Commission.

Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field. Possession of a Master’s Degree is preferred. ICMA credentialed status is a plus.
Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible executive management experience, with at least 5 years of responsible experience as a municipal Department Director. Experience as an Assistant City Manager preferred.
Knowledge of various municipal government functions including public safety, financial management, community development, engineering, municipal parking, public works, economic development, civic engagement, etc.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours as City activities require.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Submit application, cover letter, and resume to:

Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Chief Administrator
Position Type
Full Time

City of Birmingham


PO Box 3001
Birmingham, MI 48012-3001
United States

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