The City of Tucker was established in 2016 and has a long history of community engagement and volunteerism. It was formed as a limited services city and expanded the services to include public works in July of 2023. Since its inception, the City has prioritized the revitalization of the aging infrastructure and is poised to deliver a long list of transformative capital projects including a city-wide trail system, the renovation of a sports complex, the building of a town green, the revitalization of many parks and the implementation of many road safety projects. Tucker’s proximity to Atlanta, stable organization and creative approach to growth make it well positioned to emerge as the most desirable location in the metro.
The new Assistant City Manager will report directly to the City Manager and join a diverse and high-functioning executive team in implementing the City Council’s policies and provide strategic direction and oversight to City departments and functions. The Assistant City Manager acts as an extension of the City Manager’s leadership, and it is paramount that the working relationship with the City Manager be one of deep trust, transparency, and collaboration. While members of the City Manager’s office have assigned areas of responsibility, a team-based approach that includes functional partnerships with city staff and contracted, embedded vendors to achieve results is important to the organization’s success. Specific departmental assignments and responsibilities will be determined based on the background and strengths of the successful candidate and those of the existing executive team.
The successful candidate must be people-focused, exhibit an exemplary customer service approach, and have a strong commitment to public service. The ability to develop and leverage authentic relationships with internal and external stakeholders is critical. The successful candidate will exemplify the City’s organizational values of responsiveness, integrity, respect, collaboration, honesty, stewardship, and initiative.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate strengths to include:
Energy and influence in building a strong culture throughout the organization.
Talent in bringing ideas to life.
Willingness to act boldly and creatively to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
Commitment to excellence with focus on strengths and talents of others
Resilience in the face of unexpected community or organizational events
Ability to aspire to others to be their best.
Proven leaders with experience in all areas of municipal government are encouraged to apply.
• The City Manager shall assign the supervision of specific departments at the time of hire. The assigned department Directors will report directly to the Assistant City Manager.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTION AND DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate guidelines and procedures and interpret precedents. The Assistant City Manager is responsible for directly supervising assigned program areas, providing leadership in policy formation and implementation of policies and procedures, and promoting effective and efficient operations throughout the organization by facilitating interdepartmental cooperation and sharing of resources.
• Assume full management responsibility for the City's assigned functions, services, and activities.
• Manage the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
• Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels for assigned functions; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.
• Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships for assigned areas of responsibility; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes.
• Plan, direct, and coordinate, through management-level staff, the work plan for assigned functions; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; provide direction and supervision on key projects; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems.
• Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
• Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the budget for assigned functional areas; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures; and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
• Participate in the preparation, coordination, and presentation of the City's annual budget, capital improvement budget, and internal fiscal control measures; participate in developing and presenting financial forecasts and historical information, including reviewing expenditures and revenues.
• Conduct special studies and analyses of regional, local, and agency issues for the City Manager; conduct organization and management reviews; formulate recommendations and prepare reports; evaluate programs and prepare studies and analyses.
• Participate in the development of City goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; incorporate community input into goals and objectives for the City Manager's and City Council's approval; develop new policies in consultation with the City Manager; confer with Department Directors and employees regarding significant policy and procedural changes.
• Coordinate and provide responsible staff assistance to the City Manager, City Council, and other City boards and commissions as assigned; attend City Council meetings and other public meetings to assist or represent the City Manager.
• Serve as acting City Manager as required; oversee City operations in the City Manager's absence; assist the City Council; respond to requests for policy implementation direction; review draft City Council agendas, conduct agenda meetings.
• Supervise the conduct of studies, surveys, and information collection on complex operational and administrative problems; analyze findings and prepare reports of practical solutions for review.
• Represent the City's interests and positions before legislative and rule-making authorities at all levels of government; recommend policies and procedures.
• Review and analyze legislation for impact on the City; work with legislators to develop or influence legislation; recommend revisions to proposed legislation.
• Performs other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
• Thorough understanding of practices, theories, and policies involved in local government operations.
• Superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
• Superior managerial and diplomacy skills.
• Extremely proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS, EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a closely related field; a master’s degree in public or business administration is preferred.
• Five (5) to Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in local government at the department head level or above that demonstrates a broad knowledge of governmental functions or private sector experience which provided professional services to local government. Experience must include five years of management and supervisory experience.
• Experience with contracted, embedded staff is preferred.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Experience in communicating with diverse communities and establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
• Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.
• The ability to be on call.
• Interest in further professional development including International City/County Management Association.