$77,272 - $97,926 yearly
City of Tualatin 18880 Southwest Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR, USA
Aug 08, 2019Full time
Want to make a difference? Passionate about local government and community engagement? The City of Tualatin is looking for its next Assistant to the City Manager. This position plays an important role in managing the city's communication and community engagement efforts and also supporting the city manager's office staff. Are you: Looking for a chance to advance your city management career? Inspired by a dynamic, connected, and engaged community? Committed to creativity, problem solving, and collaboration? The Assistant to the City Manager plays an important role in making a difference both in the organization and in the community; impacting how residents, council and city staff work together to achieve an inclusive and welcoming city with a high quality of life for everyone. The qualified candidate needs to possess a minimum of four years demonstrated progressively responsible experience in local government, communications, public involvement, public policy, project management, budget or closely related experience. A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field from an accredited college or university; Master's degree preferred. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists the City Manager and members of the City management team in monitoring internal and external issues. Coordinates activities with other departments and agencies. Assists in the development of short and long range plans, collect and analyze data for studies and reports, prepares recommendations and presents information to the City Manager, management staff and City Council. Performs a variety of research, analysis and administrative studies related department and/or citywide special projects including policy development, organizational improvement, and cost-benefit or feasibility studies. Directs and implements programs as approved by the City Manager. Develops working relationships with the media, and serves as City liaison providing public information issuing press releases and official statements. Manages public information, including oversight of City publications, social media, and other City print and electronic publications and citizen engagement tools. Assists in the formulation of the City Council Agenda and City Council meeting packet. Oversees the structure, content, and effectiveness of the City website, including both external and internal City departments in coordination with the City's Information Services Department. Participates in the coordination, preparation, and tracking of departmental and Council budgets; attends budget meetings. Assists in the forecast of department funds for capital purchases, equipment, materials and supplies. Exercises independent judgment and initiative, and applies considerable knowledge of organizational programs and procedures in meeting a wide variety of work problems involving continual public, intergovernmental and interdepartmental relations. Represents the City at various local, regional and statewide meetings, serves on committees; makes presentations to staff, Council, commissions, boards, civic groups and the public. Maintains cooperative working relationships with City Council, City staff, other organizations and the general public. Acts as an Ombudsman to further develop and monitor the collaborative efforts of private/public relationships within the City. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of business and public administration. Possession of additional specialized knowledge, skills and abilities pertinent to city administration. Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and equipment of modern functions, policies and procedures of the City and how these relate to the City organization as a whole, or the ability to acquire such knowledge. Ability to assemble, organize and present statistical, financial and factual information derived from a variety of original and secondary sources. Ability to provide effective leadership and coordination in developing solutions and recommending new techniques. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the general public. Ability to exercise resourcefulness, tact and perspective in developing solutions and recommending new techniques. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Possession of, or the ability to secure possession of, a valid Oregon driver's license. Specific assignments may require possession of, or the ability to secure, state certification for performing assigned duties. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE : Four years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in municipal government and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work will be considered if you possess the requisite skills and abilities. A Master's Degree is preferred. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES : Provides direct supervision to the administrative support staff within the City Manager's office and any other staff assigned by the City Manager. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee must have the ability to attend night meetings, attend out of town meetings and work a flexible schedule, weekends and/or holidays, subject to the operational needs of the City. Employee may be subject to continual interruption and may have occasion to deal with irate individuals. HOW TO APPLY: Be sure to check out the online brochure which more thoroughly outlines the position: Assistant to the City Manager Recruitment Brochure Applications must be filed online at www.tualatinoregon.gov. No e-mailed, mailed, or faxed applications or resumes can be accepted. If you have a general question regarding the recruitment, contact Human Resources at email@example.com. A professional r ésumé and cover letter are required to be downloaded and attached to the online job application. Applications without résumés and cover letters may not be considered in the recruitment process.