Assistant City Manager

City of Fairfield, OH

Job Details

  • Job Function: Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; Administrative Services Director
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $94,409 - $143,104. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 43,000
  • Where: 5350 Pleasant Aven , Fairfield, OH
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: May 3 2018

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The City of Fairfield, Ohio seeks an ambitious, innovative and dynamic leader to serve as its next Assistant City Manager. Functioning as the City’s chief operating officer, the Assistant City Manager has direct oversight of the City’s human resources, labor relations, risk management, information technology, communications, performance measurement and external media logistics with tangential involvement in payroll processing, budgeting and finance. The Assistant City Manager leads negotiations with the City’s five collective bargaining units, serves as hearing officer in all disciplinary matters, facilitates the City’s performance measurement/metrics process, assists with the recruitment/hiring process and oversees benefits administration. The Human Resources, Information Technology and Communication managers are direct reports to the Assistant City Manager. A total of ten staff members fall under the Assistant City Manager’s span of control. An executive administrative assistant is shared with the City Manager. The incumbent left the City’s employ in order to relocate to the West Coast.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in and understand trends in municipal government, labor relations, human resources, public technology, media relations, and performance measurement. Must have exceptional writing, reasoning and interpersonal skills as well as outstanding leadership skills and impeccable integrity. Experience with municipal finance and budgeting principles is desirable. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to local government administration; a Master’s Degree in Public Administration or a related field is highly desirable. Relevant experience in an organization of comparable size and complexity may be substituted for an advanced degree.
Fairfield is located in Southwest Ohio approximately 25 miles north of Cincinnati with a landmass of approximately 22 square miles in the gently rolling landscape of the Great Miami River Valley. Approximately 43,000 people call Fairfield home and it is the prime business address for more than 1,200 retail, service and light industrial establishments including the corporate headquarters for the Cincinnati Financial Corporation. Other major businesses include Mercy Hospital, Liberty Mutual, Veritv, and the flagship Jungle Jim’s International Market.
Fairfield is a charter municipality operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The Assistant City Manager is selected by and reports directly to the City Manager.
Salary DOQ with an excellent benefits package that includes car/phone allowance and deferred comp match. Candidate review begins May 31, 2018. Position is open until filled. EOE