Assistant City Manager

City of Oklahoma City, OK

Job Details

  • Job Function: Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 650,000
  • Where: 420 W Main, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager
HOW TO APPLY

Post Date: Dec 26 2018

Deadline: Jan 25 2019

Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oklahomacity by 01/25/19 11:59 PM.

Summary

The Assistant City Managers report to the City Manager and assist with the implementation of policies, goals and strategic priorities of the Mayor and City Council. The Assistant City Managers are each assigned a group of administrative and operational departments and through department directors ensure that municipal services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner. Knowledge of all aspects of public administration as it pertains to municipal government is required. Essential job functions include:

• Developing and recommending innovative approaches to resolving complex issues.
• Leading and coordinating work of department directors and program managers in the preparation of budget requests, financial and performance management. Includes preparing annual performance evaluations.
• Coaching, mentoring and leading executive level staff to develop high performing, collaborative interdisciplinary work groups.
• Modeling the highest ethical standards and holding others accountable to the same.
• Reviewing and approving City Council and related entities' agenda items to ensure quality and compliance with policies and procedures.
• Demonstrating continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease response times, streamline work processes and encourage interdepartmental cooperation to provide high quality customer service.
• Working as a team with the City Manager, other Assistant City Managers and executive staff to ensure the best outcome for any issue that presents itself, routine or otherwise.
• Ensuring timely and well researched responses are provided to customer and vendor inquiries that are submitted to the City Manager's Office.
• Extensive contact with elected and appointed officials, civic groups, bargaining units, contractors and the media is required.
• The successful candidate must have the ability to travel to unscheduled and off-site meetings, seminars and conferences both locally and out-of-town.

The Assistant City Managers are sometimes called upon to serve as City Manager in his/her absence and routinely represent the City Manager on boards and commissions and before civic groups and organizations.

VETERANS PREFERENCE

Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are not currently employed full-time by the City of Oklahoma City shall receive five (5) points added to the passing score on an initial selection process. Qualified applicants must upload or submit a copy of their DD Form 214 indicating discharge type/character of service at the time of application.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

• Knowledge of and skill in applying the principles and techniques of governmental administration and management.
• Knowledge of the structure and operations of municipal organizations.
• Knowledge of and skill in strategic planning, assessing performance measures, quality improvement, and customer service.
• Skill in leading others and creating high performance work teams.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Skill in developing innovative approaches to resolve complex financial and legal issues.
• Skill in negotiating, administering and resolving complex issues related to municipal government.
• Ability to coordinate activities of the overall City organization.
• Ability to develop long-range plans and evaluate work accomplishments.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals both in and outside the City organization.
• Ability to interpret and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

DEPARTMENTAL PREFERENCES

• Seven years' previous experience at the executive level in a large organization.
• Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Business Administration or Public Administration preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

• Primarily indoors in climate-controlled environment.
• Occasionally local or out-of-town travel to meetings, conferences, or seminars.
• Occasionally required to work hours beyond normal scheduled workday.

NOTE: Typical City employee working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, working hours vary (may require work to begin before 8:00 a.m. and/or end beyond 5:00 p.m., and/or may require work on weekends and holidays).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

• Near vision enough to read and draft documents such as memorandums, reports, etc., which are manually or machine generated.
• Speech and hearing enough to communicate clearly and distinctly in person or by telephone.
• Manual and finger dexterity enough to operate office equipment such as keyboards, telephones, 10-key, etc.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process, please notify one of the Personnel Department Representatives.

Additional Information

https://www.okc.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=12916

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