Assistant to the City Manager

$55,254 - $67,383 yearly
  • City of Cedar Park
  • 450 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX, USA
  • Sep 29, 2021
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

The City of Cedar Park is currently seeking qualified applications for the position of Assistant to the City Manager. This position assists the City Manager, Assistant City Managers, and other City staff with a variety of complex administrative functions and special projects.

The Position

  • Assists City Manager's Office with organizational communications and develops emails, memoranda, reports, presentations, and a variety of documents on behalf of executives to a variety of audiences, including City Council, Council Committees, department directors, employees, residents, and stakeholders;
  • Acts as City Manager's Office coordinator for a variety of projects providing research, data analysis, resource acquisition and allocation to provide a central location for information related to the given subject including making presentations to Council, various boards, commissions and constituents; Reviews City Council packet prior to Council meetings; Collects and compiles regular updates to provide to Mayor and City Council;
  • Represents the City Manager's Office at various meetings including those requiring interagency coordination, keeping the City Manager apprised of issues as they arise; completes special projects as assigned; and coordinates special events, meetings and workshops when appropriate;
  • Attends numerous meetings on nights and some weekends, including, but not limited to: City Council meetings, board & commission meetings, and meetings with stakeholders both in the office and in the field; ensures the information included in materials accurately reflect the intent of the message; and represents the City Manager's Office at various meetings as assigned;
  • Plans and executes various tasks related to assigned projects; performs project management, research, administrative support and coordinator for assigned special projects and programs, including the Bell Boulevard Redevelopment project; 
  • Serves as primary staff liaison to the Parks, Arts, and Community Enrichment (PACE) Board. PACE is a board with representatives appointed by the City Council who work on various parks and public arts projects and initiatives.

Acceptable Experience, Training, Certifications and Licenses

The ideal candidate will be an approachable and energetic public administrator who loves to take on complex challenges and provide high quality service to a dynamic and thriving community. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys engaging with the community and working collaboratively with other City staff to carry out the strategic direction of the City Council. 
Qualified candidates will possess or be currently pursuing a Master's degree in Government, Public Administration, Public Policy or a closely related field and one year or more of progressively responsible municipal or local government experience; three years of experience in local government is preferred. Flexible hours are available to accommodate potential graduate school schedules.
Valid Texas Driver's License, or the ability to obtain within 90 days, with an acceptable driving record.

Please submit cover letter with application.