Management Fellow

$47,000 yearly
  • Franklin City Hall
  • Franklin, TN, USA
  • Jan 11, 2022
Full time Administration/Management Community Development

Job Description

A virtual informational meeting will be held for all interested applicants on February 1, 2022 at 2pm central time to learn more about this opportunity and ask questions of the hiring team. A link for this meeting will be sent out to all applicants prior to the meeting.

I.       Purpose of Job

Provide an aspiring young local government manager with the experience and exposure necessary to create a successful underpinning to a long and productive career in administration.

II.      Essential Job Duties 

  • Serves as a member of the City’s Leadership Team
    • Participates in both department head meetings as well as senior management team meetings
    • Participates in Board of Mayor & Aldermen Work Sessions and regularly scheduled voting sessions
  • Works directly with the City’s Finance Department - Budget & Analytics Division
  • Be part of the team responsible for the construction and implementation of the annual operating and capital budgets
    • Compiles information and utilizes complex data bases for tracking information for reporting purposes
  • Receives direct exposure to a variety of Human Resources experiences
  • Receives a broad exposure to all City functions, services and programs
  • May draft policies and procedures as directed
  • Assists in planning and coordinating assigned projects and programs
  • Assists in development of new programs and activities
  • Assists in the development and adherence to the City’s strategic plans
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public management and administration
  • Serves as staff support and liaison to the various committees as assigned

Management Fellows will also be responsible for completing:

  • Projects as determined mutually through collaboration with the City Administrator suited to the knowledge and passion of the fellow
    • Conducts special research projects, including gathering, compiling and analyzing information; provides alternatives and makes recommendations on courses of action;
  • A final reflection paper summarizing their experiences with the City of Franklin

III.     Other Job Duties

Performs other job duties as assigned, including:

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities to assist other employees in the department as required.
  • Attends meetings of Budget & Finance Committee and Capital Investment Committee
  • Attends Leadership Team meetings
  • Attend BOMA Work Sessions and Regularly scheduled voting sessions
  • Attend public meetings as necessary to understand matters affecting the city
  • Writes reports or presents data.
  • Reviews and keeps current on new laws and regulations affecting the organization.

IV.     Primary Job Challenges

Primary challenges of this position include understanding financial documents and effectively communicating financial information to different departments as needed.

V.      Equipment Operated

Computer and other office equipment such as printers and fax machines

VI.     Key Competencies Required

  • Job Content Knowledge: Has thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the City and accounting practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Financial Manager. Is very knowledgeable of accounting practices as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities. Is capable of reading and using ledgers, bank statements, billing invoices, and insurance forms.  Is familiar with bidding procedures.  Must be able to perform word processing and data entry functions. Is knowledgeable of personnel rules and regulations and principals of supervision. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within the department. Is knowledgeable and proficient with computers.
  • Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define complex problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Teamwork:  Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.  Encourages others to express their ideas and opinions.  Provides input into identifying and solving problems.  Anticipates need of others for information about job tasks and work environment and provides it to them in a timely manner.  Willingly assists others with job tasks when appropriate. 

VII.         Physical Demands and Work Environment

                  Physical Demands: Performance of the essential duties of this job requires the incumbent to:

  • Occasionally stand.
  • Occasionally walk.
  • Regularly sit.
  • Regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Regularly reach with hands and arms.                
  • Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Regularly talk or hear.                   
  • Occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment:  Performance of the essential duties of this job requires:                                                                                                        

The work environment is moderately noisy (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).

Job Requirements:

VIII. Qualifications

Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of a Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B. A.) from four-year College or university in a business related and/or technical discipline (advanced degree desirable). Masters of Public Administration and/or Masters of Public Policy degree received or degree-seeking to serve in a 12-month term.

Required Certifications/Licenses:

Valid driver’s license

How to Apply:

 To apply for the Franklin Management Fellow, applicants must complete the following:

  1. Online job application at, including demographic information, education, work experience, resume and professional references
  2. Official graduate transcript, uploaded directly to the application prior to final submission
  3. One (1) writing sample (personal statement of interest or professional memorandum) and one (1) letter of recommendation emailed to Scarleth Chavez at by the application deadline

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