Gainesville Regional Utilities Assistant City Manager in Gainesville, Florida
Assistant City Manager
Assistant City Manager
Depends on Qualifications
3/22/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Do you want to build the community you live in?
The City of Gainesville employs more nearly 2,500 individuals, ranging in positions from creatives, to critical infrastructure engineers to financial gurus. The city offers many unique career opportunities across its two major employment divisions — General Government and the City of Gainesville’s utility service provider, Gainesville Regional Utility.
As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville—you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.
Benefits that help you grow professionally and personally!
The City of Gainesville offers a competitive benefits package and opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. Not only do we offer traditional benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, paid leave, 10 paid holidays/year, a pension plan and a deferred compensation plan, but we also offer great things like on-site fitness centers, tuition reimbursement, interest free loans for purchase of fitness equipment, on-site medical staff and a wellness programs to help keep you healthy and happy.
For career development, the city offers comprehensive in-house training that provides the right learning, for the right people, at the right time. Gainesville Corporate University helps our Community Builders develop the skills needed for professional growth and enrichment.
Great place to live and play!
The City of Gainesville is a great place to work but it’s also an amazing place to live. Gainesville is a unique and opportune place characterized by its commitment to lively civic spaces, a strong offering of vital public services and opportunities for economic and social resilience for all of our neighbors.
From sports to the arts to outdoor recreation, Gainesville has something for everyone. We serve as the cultural, educational and commercial center for North Central Florida and are home to Florida's largest and oldest university – the University of Florida. Gainesville is also known as one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics.
Historic preservation, a dedication to environmentally sensitive lands and a commitment to maintaining our rich urban forest, makes Gainesville one of the most attractive cities in Florida. In fact, Gainesville is considered a “Tree City of the World.”
The City of Gainesville is seeking a visionary with strong critical and innovative thinking skills to serve as its Assistant City Manager. This executive leader will be solutions-driven and provide support to the City Manager when:
Analyzing and implementing policies and procedures that govern the course of operations;
Developing strategies that lead to delivery of new programs, services and initiatives that address community needs;
Speaking to civic and community groups to promote and explain municipal policies and programs; and
Directing preparation and review of department budget estimates.
The ideal candidate will hold a Master's degree in public administration, business administration or a related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in local government administration; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to articulate complex information and issues clearly and concisely is required.
Thorough knowledge of charter provisions, ordinances and state laws governing the administration of City government a plus.
The City typically hires at the midpoint of the salary range, which is $195,750.00
Candidates should apply directly to www.GovHRjobs.com no later than March 22, 2021 with résumé, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the following:
Attention of Dele Lowman Smith, MPA, Senior Vice President, GovHRUSA
650 Dundee Road, #270, Northbrook, IL 60062
All interests are to be submitted directly to www.GovHRjobs.com using the instructions above.
Note: Applications will only be accepted at www.govHRjobs.com
This is executive and administrative work coordinating assigned departments and assisting the City Manager.
The Assistant City Manager serves at the will of the City Manager and may be appointed or removed at will by the City Manager. Work in this classification is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on administration and coordination of operations functions.
EXAMPLES OF WORK**
**This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Oversees administrative activities and functions of assigned City departments.
Serves as liaison to internal and external organizations and represents City Manager as required.
Establishes and reviews research projects and procedural and administrative studies in operational departments. Evaluates results and recommends changes.
Works closely with City Commission and Charter Officers on projects as assigned by the City Manager.
Supervises and participates in preparation of speeches, correspondence and news release drafts for the City Manager. Speaks to civic and community groups to promote and explain municipal policies and programs.
Meets with civic leaders and community groups to explain policies and programs. Serves on civic, educational, community relations and other committees as a representative of City government.
Reviews and evaluates proposals for new programs and services. Confers with department directors, public officials and members of the public. Recommends changes in administrative policies, organization, programs, methods and procedures.
Assists the City Manager by coordinating process for ordinances and commission agenda items related to the assigned departments.
Directs preparation and review of assigned department budget estimates.
Recommends selection, promotion, discharge and other appropriate personnel actions. Participates in labor agreement negotiation and administration.
Is acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager.
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Will be required to respond under emergency conditions.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in public administration, business administration or a related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in local government administration; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Valid Florida Driver license required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of public administration.
Thorough knowledge of municipal organizational and departmental functions, staffing and operating procedures.
Thorough knowledge of charter provisions, ordinances and state laws governing the administration of City government.
Knowledge of governmental budget procedures.
Ability to plan, assign, delegate and direct the work of administrative and supervisory personnel.
Ability to conduct special studies, analyze and interpret findings and prepare and effectively present factual reports.
Ability to develop long-term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively with elected officials, charter officers, department heads, representatives of other agencies, other city employees and the general public.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time.
Will be required to attend meetings outside regular business hours.
Residence within the City limits required within six (6) months of appointment.
To learn more about benefits available to eligible City of Gainesville / Gainesville Regional Utilities employees, please CLICK HERE (http://www.cityofgainesville.org/Portals/0/risk/2020 Benefit Booklet.pdf) .
Please select the option below that best describes your years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in local government administration.
All experience must be reflected on your application for consideration.
0 - Less than three (3) years
Three (3) - Less than five (5) years
Five (5) - Less than seven (7) years
Seven (7) - Less than nine (9) years
Nine (9) - Less than eleven (11) years
Eleven (11) - Less than thirteen (13)
Thirteen (13) years or more
Please select the option below that best describes your highest level of education.
High School Diploma or Equivalency Diploma
Please select from the list below all areas of administration you were responsible for in your current or previous employment.
Housing and Community Development
Other municipal operations
No related municipal operations experience
Please use the space below to briefly describe your municipal operations experience. All experience must be reflected on your application for consideration. If you have no related municipal operations experience, please type "N/A' in the space provided.
Please select from the option below where you initially learned about this employment opportunity:
City of Gainesville Website
Word of Mouth
College Job Posting
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ASPA (American Society for Public Administration
APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
ICMA (International City/County Management Association
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City of Gainesville
222 E. University Ave
PO BOX 490
Gainesville, Florida, 32627
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