This is responsible executive level work serving as a member of the Executive Team, assisting the City Manager in the performance of strategic leadership and administrative duties for the City. The incumbent may act for, or represent, the Deputy City Manager or City Manager at City Commission Meetings, committee meetings, civic gatherings, or other official functions. Instructions received on matters of policy and new assignments usually consist of statements of desired objectives and outcomes. Work is subject to review and direction by the City Manager through discussions, goal setting and performance reviews, or analysis of recommendations and reports.
|ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:
- Regularly supervises and coordinates the operation of various City Departments.
- Assists and/or coordinates the City’s Strategic Planning processes and objectives in alignment with the City’s vision, mission, and values.
- Leverages succession management strategies to development a diverse pipeline of highly qualified talent and future leaders.
- Actively promotes a culture committed to continuous improvement.
- Sets high standards of performance; provides honest and constructive feedback when expectations and results are not being achieved; and renders timely personnel decisions as needed.
- Demonstrates a genuine concern for the success of City by modeling self-less behaviors.
- Promotes world-class customer service by being accessible and responsive, anticipating customer expectations, architecting innovative and resourceful solutions, and building partnerships within the community.
- Participates in preparing the Annual City Budget and in budget control activities.
- Responds to complaints, inquiries, and service requests from the public.
- Accompanies the City Manager to meetings as necessary and performs required follow-up on decisions reached.
- Confers with Department Heads to convey information concerning established policies and practices and to gather information required as a basis for action by the City Manager.
- Handles routine correspondence received by the City Manager and Mayor; prepares a variety of documents and reports; attends a variety of meetings.
- Must work the schedule necessary to meet the requirements of the position.
- Position is designated as Mission Critical.
- For management development and succession planning purposes, the Assistant may be asked to perform the duties of the Deputy City Manager on a rotational basis, with no adjustment in compensation.
- Serves as Acting Deputy City Manager or City Manager in their absence.
- Performs related work as required.
- May represent the City Manager’s Office in collective bargaining negotiations.
| QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE) AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university. Master’s Degree with a specialization in Municipal Management, Public Administration, or related field preferred.
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in municipal administration. Prior experience as an Assistant/Deputy City Manager or City Manager preferred.
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
- Must maintain a valid telephone number.
| KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Ability to assist the City Manager in maintaining appropriate rapport and positive relationships with the City Commission, Community, and City Team.
- Experience with a wide variety of municipal functions including, but not limited to procurement and personnel.
- Thorough knowledge of the functions, principles, practices, and techniques of public administration
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
- Through knowledge of public finance and governmental budgeting.
- Ability to analyze a variety of administrative problems and to make sound policy and procedural recommendations as to their solution.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public.
- Ability to express ideas effectively in written or oral form, and to prepare clear and concise reports.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time, exerting up to ten (10) pounds of force on a recurring basis and routine keyboard operations.
- The job risks exposure to no significant environmental hazards.
- The job requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of taste, sense of smell, depth perception and texture perception.
All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced.
THE CITY OF LAKELAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE