Deputy City Manager, Operations - City of Kirkland, WA

City of Kirkland, WA

Deputy City Manager, Operations

2021 Salary Range - $160,413.70 - $207,000.00

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Job Summary

The Deputy City Manager of Operations functions as the City's Chief Operating Officer and serves on the Budget Leadership Team. This position provides management direction and inter-departmental coordination for on-going City operations, as well as coordinating the City's external relationships with other governmental and quasi-governmental entities. This work involves representing the City's interests and positions before legislative and rule-making authorities at all government levels, providing leadership in interpreting and implementing the City's organizational philosophy and goals to City staff, and representing the City to community groups, City task forces, committees and boards. On behalf of the City, this individual negotiates various lease, purchase and sale agreements with other government agencies, business sector, human services agencies and community service organizations. The position supports disaster recovery and Emergency Operations, including being available as needed to staff the Emergency Operations Center or any other work requested in an emergency.

Collaboration is a core value of the City and the Deputy City Manager of Operations ensures that departments work together to carry out the City’s Work Program and provide excellent service to our community.

Hours of Work
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Some night and weekend work may be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or a related field that provides necessary skills and abilities. Ten years increasingly responsible experience in local government. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to analyze and articulate complex issues encompassing a wide variety of disciplines to various audiences. Ability to function as Acting City Manager as assigned during the City Manager's absence. NIMS and ICS certification within first six months of employment.

Preferred qualifications also include a master’s degree in Public Administration or an applicable field of study, and experience in intergovernmental relations.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment and includes standing, sitting and walking for long periods of time. There is extensive customer contact and interaction among employees within various City Departments. This position may be required to make occasional site visits.

Union Affiliation

This position is within the Management and Confidential (MAC) employee group and is not represented by any bargaining unit.

Selection Process

Position requires a resume and cover letter (letter of interest) for consideration of application. Please note how you meet minimum qualifications within the cover letter. Applicants who are selected for interview will be invited by phone or email.

Skills and Abilities

Managerial skills (i.e. planning, designing, optimizing and implementing processes that will help team members improve productivity and performance). Possess solid financial skills as well as the ability to propose creative ideas for solving issues related to the city’s resources. Hold strong strategic and visionary capabilities and a passion for public service.

How to Apply

Application Deadline,%20OPERATIONS

Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Chief Administrator
Position Type
Full Time

City of Kirkland


123 5Th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033-6121
United States

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