(2 Year, Limited Term)
$60,107 annually for first year - $66,118 second year
**plus excellent benefit package
The Two-Year Management Fellow (Internship)
The Town of Yountville has a great career launch opportunity for those interested in working in a small local government agency where they will obtain “hands on” working experience in a number of roles and functions. The Town seeks a committed, team-oriented, and highly energetic MPA graduate (or student who has completed core MPA coursework) to join the Yountville team. Our internship is based out of the Town Manager’s Office and the duties and responsibilities of the position are designed to fully engage you in local government and to prepare you for a successful career in local government. This is a full-time, two year limited duration, paid position with benefits.
The successful candidate will perform a variety of entry-level professional administrative work, research, and analysis in support of the Town Manager’s Office, Town Clerk and Finance Department as well as projects involving other Town departments. The work performed by the intern is not “make work” but that which will have a direct impact on the organization and is designed to improve our operational efficiency. Typical projects will involve various public relations and community engagement outreach efforts, operational and departmental policy review and update, research of current topics of note to, internal/external committee assignments, budget development support, Human Resources support and projects, and a balance of administrative and operational responsibilities based on your interest and current organizational needs. Our goal is to provide our intern with a good overall experience of working in a management capacity and first hand exposure to the unique challenges and opportunities that can be obtained during their two year tenure.
This position requires a Master of Public Administration (or MPA student who has completed all MPA coursework) by July 1 and at least six months of related work experience. Applicable internships (paid or not) can satisfy the experience requirement. Ideal candidates will have a general knowledge of municipal government operations and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and related applications and comfortable with social media and working with a web-site.
About the Town of Yountville
The Town of Yountville (pop 2,933), is located in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley wine country and enjoys a “small-town” lifestyle and the sophisticated ambiance of premium restaurants, hotels and inns, spas, theater, museum, and a 9-hole public golf course. Yountville is also home to the Veterans Home of California, a community of and for veterans. The Napa Valley is located approximately 60 miles from San Francisco Bay, and accessible to Sacramento, and the Sonoma Coast.
The Town of Yountville is fiscally sound and benefits from strong locally derived revenues that enable the Town to undertake a variety of important community development projects. The dedicated Town staff embraces a team approach and a management philosophy that supports the professional growth of employees within the organization. Prior Fellows are now an Assistant to the City Manager of a neighboring city, and one has become the Town Clerk here.
The Town of Yountville, renowned for its world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, has earned the unofficial title of 'Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley'. From French, Italian, Pacific Rim, Bistro and California Cuisine to down-home comfort food, an array of fine dining and unmatched ambiance are yours to discover in Yountville. Located within walking distance of the Town's well appointed hotels, are small luxury inns, premium wineries, activities and shopping.
About the Organization
The Town of Yountville is a California general law community governed by a five (5) member elected Town Council with a separately elected Mayor and four council members. The Town Council provides policy direction and appoints the Town Manager and contracted Town Attorney. Steven Rogers, an ICMA Credentialed Manager was appointed by the Council in 2007 and serves as Town Manager.
The Town Manager is responsible for ensuring that the policy direction provided by the Town Council is implemented and that the Town delivers its public services in a cost effective and efficient manner that reflects the unique character that is Yountville. The Town Manager prepares a proposed budget for the Town Council, is responsible for administration of the personnel system, supervises Town staff, and ensures staff provides the Town Council with comprehensive, detailed information related to the issues and decisions they face. The Town is a full service community using a hybrid service model of in-house employees and contracted service providers (public and private) to deliver its services. The Town of Yountville is a leanly staffed organization with 32 full time employees and several seasonal and part time staff. The Town’s operational departments include Administration, Finance, Town Clerk, Public Works (Administration & Engineering, Municipal Operations, and Waste Water Divisions), Planning & Building, and Parks & Recreation. Law enforcement services are provided under contract by the Napa County Sheriff Department and fire and emergency medical services are contracted with Napa County Fire/Cal Fire. The Town operates two utility enterprise funds; Water and Waste Water.
The General Fund budget for FY2021/22 is a balanced budget with $10,170,567 in revenue and $8,767.713 in General Fund expenditures. The Town has available reserve funds at 20% General Fund as well as 35% of estimated TOT revenue collections.
Yountville Town Council Vision Statement
“To provide leadership, inspire community spirit, maintain fiscal health and offer a high level of service to the residents, businesses and visitors in Yountville.”
Yountville Employees Mission Statement
“The mission of the Town of Yountville employees is to provide exceptional public services in a fiscally responsible manner to meet and exceed the needs of our residents, visitors, and business community, while maintaining the unique quality and character that is Yountville.”
How to Apply
A Town of Yountville employment application is required and is available online at www.townofyountville.com. To be considered you must submit the following with your application:
• Cover letter explaining your interest in working in a small local government agency
• A written work sample of your choice, and explain why you selected it.
• Three professional references
• Town of Yountville employment application
If you need additional information or have questions, please contact:
Application materials can be e-mailed (preferred method) to Julie Baldia or mailed to Town of Yountville, 6550 Yount Street, Yountville, CA 94599. All job applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Initial interviews will be held early to mid-December, with an anticipated start date of January 2022.
Management Fellow Salary and Benefits
$60,107 annually for first year, $66,118 second year
Health Insurance programs, dental insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance, and eyewear reimbursement program
Deferred Compensation Match (up to 7%)
California PERS Retirement Program 2%@62, Employee pays 6.25%
Vacation: 2 weeks per year
14 Paid Holidays
12 days sick leave annually
3 Floating Holidays
Cell Phone Stipend
Membership and involvement in Municipal Management Association of Northern California
Note: Town does not participate in Social Security, but does in the Medicare program.
The Town of Yountville is an Equal Opportunity Employer