Deputy City Manager

City of Mesa, AZ

The City of Mesa is excited to offer a one-time incentive payment of $2,000 for all full-time employees and $1,000 for part-time benefited and part-time non-benefited employees who are active City Employees on January 31, 2023. To receive this one-time payment, new employees must have started their employment on or before January 31, 2023. This payment does not apply to seasonal employees. Join our team and start to work in time to receive this one-time payment!!

This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.

This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by Monday, August 29, 2022.

About Mesa
Located in the southeast part of the Phoenix metro area, Mesa is a city on the move. For years, Mesa has been one of the fastest growing cities in the country and is currently ranked 37th largest in the United States, and third largest in Arizona.

In fact, more than 504,000 people call Mesa home because of the community’s overall quality of life. The City provides the advantages of a thriving metropolis while maintaining a suburban feel. This unique balance makes Mesa the City of choice for professionals, families, students, and industry.

With affordable housing, superior schools, low crime rate, and a multitude of recreational options, Mesa offers a highly attractive lifestyle. Mesa is strategically located within the Greater Phoenix area, offering ready access to the employment, educational, recreational, and cultural amenities of a major metropolitan area. The Valley Metro Light Rail system connects Mesa with Downtown Tempe, the Sky Train at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Central Phoenix, and beyond.

About the Deputy City Manager Position
A Deputy City Manager performs managerial work involved in planning and directing activities that may include: assigned departments, high-level special projects, and/or other City initiatives as assigned by the City Manager or Assistant City Manager. Responsibilities include: oversight of projects, programs, or City initiatives involving a variety of complex and sensitive assessments of City operations and management; briefing elected officials, City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and senior management on complex municipal and community issues; and researching and developing recommendations on Citywide issues, pending legislation, and other administrative issues. This class performs related duties and functions as delegated, assigned, or required.

Employees in this class may be required to attend meetings of the City Council and Council committees, Arizona League of Cities and Towns, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), as well as others, which may require working early morning or evening hours. Work is performed under the general direction of the City Manager and is reviewed through the evaluation of conferences, meetings, reports, and results achieved. This class is FLSA exempt-executive.

Deputy City Manager Recruitment Brochure

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, or a related field. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible managerial, supervisory, and administrative experience.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Experience in one or more of the functions within area managed is preferred based on assignment. A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, or a related field is preferred.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Apply online

Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Department Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Mesa


PO BOX 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
United States

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