Intergovernmental/CMO Program Manager

City of Shoreline, WA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Project Manager
  • Salary: $98,630 - $119,998. Fully Benefited
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 53,007
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  • Where: 17500 Midvale Avenue Nn, Shoreline, WA
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Feb 9 2018



CLOSING DATE: Continuous


This position will remain open until filled with the first application screening on March 5th. Attached cover letter and resume are required.

This position resides in the City Manager's Office and serves a variety of needs including responsibility for the development and coordination of the City's intergovernmental affairs. Responsibility includes serving as the chief advisor to the City Manager and the City Council on strategic opportunities to leverage City resources and plans with other regional partners and implementation of related action steps. Provide support to other City Departments with intergovernmental processes and support City Councilmembers on regional committees. Develop key relationships with State and Federal legislators and their staff to advance City priorities is a high priority for this position. Provide project management support to the City Manager's Office on assigned projects and oversee completion of staff materials for the City Council. Oversee the City's Communication Program. The successful candidate will be collaborative and support the priorities and values of the City Manager's Office resulting in strong relationships with staff throughout the City organization and with the City Council.


ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:
1. Under the direction of the City Manager, clarify, define and frame legislative, intergovernmental and political issues for discussion, recommending strategies and positions for consideration and taking the lead on initiatives. Keep the City Council informed of regional and intergovernmental issues and events and provide responses to related Council inquiries. Assist City officials as needed with their contacts with external legislative and administrative governmental bodies.
2. Foster and maintain cooperative relationships with local, regional, state and national associations, elected and appointed officials and agencies and effectively advocate the City's positions.
3. Monitor state, regional and federal legislation; present information to legislative bodies; and manage contracts for state and federal lobbying services. Ensure the City is aware of bills under consideration and laws enacted that have an impact on City operations and interests.
4. Provide general administrative direction for the City's strategic communications program; working with the Communications Program Manager to enhance two-way communication between the City and its residents.
5. Provide complex, analytical assistance to the City Manager, Assistant City Manager and others in the resolution of issues and the development of policy; review, research and evaluate programs and issues; determine methods and procedures to be followed; develop and recommend programs and appropriate revisions based on analyses.
6. Administer and manage assigned programs and projects; ensuring project objectives and outcomes are achieved.
7. Coordinate and review staff reports for inclusion in the City Council agenda and respond to Council requests for information.
8. Present issues to City Council with recommendations for policy development.
9. Responsible for results in assigned functions and programs.

Marginal Functions:
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Knowledge of:
Local organizations and applicable public disclosure laws.
Processes and procedures governing the State Legislature.
Principles and practices of public policy development and administration.
Principles, practices and techniques of providing public information.
Applicable computer software applications.
Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.

Ability to:
Formulate proposed policies that respond to external events and are consistent with the City's plan and strategies.
Work well with elected officials and their staff from all levels of government.
Represent the City's interests in dealing with other agencies.
Reach a consensus with varied groups of staff and elected officials to establish a policy position.
Manage multiple programs, including writing such documents as staff reports, position statements, and talking points.
Facilitate and guide discussions and decision-making.
Effectively represent the City's interests and positions before legislative and rule-making authorities at all government levels.
Provide strategic analysis to city leadership and Council.
Manage multiple projects and tasks.
Prepare and deliver public presentations.
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Four years of increasingly responsible experience in intergovernmental relations. Demonstrated experience providing general policy analyses and administrative oversight. Previous experience supervising programs and staff, preferred.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in communications, public administration or a related field.

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