New job Assistant to the City Manager in North Carolina

Assistant to the City Manager
Assistant to the City Manager

Assistant to the City Manager

Company : City of Statesville
Salary : $71,011 - $117,166 a year
Location : North Carolina

Full Description

City Manager Department
Salary Range: $71,011.20 - $117,166.40
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


This position serves as an integral member of the Executive Management Team responsible for providing leadership support to the City Manager by planning and recommending organizational policies and performance strategies; provides a variety of specialized complex administrative and management analysis to support decision-making and strategic direction. Reports to the City Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as needed to meet the needs of the organization.

  • Participates with City Manager in framing Council's vision and strategies for accomplishing organizational initiatives; advocates City, Federal, State, and regional cooperation where opportunities exist to further the City's and region's goals.
  • Represents and supports the City Manager with City Council, employee and citizen group discussions and meetings. Monitors the pending items list and keeps the City Manager informed about projects and issues of importance to Council. Provides the City Manager with accurate and timely information to support decision-making and policy direction.
  • Provides direct oversight of major programs and projects; assists HR Director for effective employee relations, diversity, and staff development; and is responsible for oversight of the City's strategic plan.
  • Promotes innovation, critical thinking and creativity in developing approaches and solutions to City needs. Empowers all levels of staff to be proactive and participatory. Promotes, encourages and leads collaboratively in seeking new ways to share resources, ideas and best practices in order to optimize service delivery organization wide.
  • Conducts research and special projects and assures implementation of programs developed and initiated by the Mayor and City Council. May direct the development of programs to address citizen needs to include citizen involvement. Coordinates with Department Heads or other appropriate parties to respond to citizen inquiries.
  • Conducts complex and sensitive administrative, operational, and management analyses, studies, and research projects including those involving City-wide issues, programs, policies, and procedures; selects, adapts, and applies appropriate research and statistical techniques; gathers and analyzes data and information from various sources on a variety of specialized topics.
  • Attends City Council meetings and work sessions; researches, responds to and prepares correspondence; performs necessarily follow up and communicates with City management on sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Government, or a related field and
  • Three (3) to five (5) years directly related work experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of government policies specifically related to strategic planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating local government operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes setting and meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of office electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning concepts and performance measurement.
  • Can develop and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with employees, citizens, community and private organizations, elected officials, boards and commissions. Handles all interactions with poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Able to use logic and reasoning to understand, analyze, and evaluate complex situations and research information to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to the situation. Applies general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Combines pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Can manage own time and the time of others. Monitoring/Assessing performance of other individuals; or the organization to make improvements or take corrective action. Motivating, developing, teaching and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Ability to establish and implement effective administrative and management programs and procedures. Ability to plan and organize daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules. Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines and events. Performs a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others. Ability to evaluate plan alternatives in relation to trends, costs, and social pressures and needs.
  • Excellent ability to communicate, orally and in writing, ideas and proposals effectively to diverse audiences to include preparing and presenting a wide variety of related public relation materials. Excellent ability to synthesize and clearly articulate complex information and ideas presented verbally and in writing. Ability to handle a variety of issues with tact and diplomacy and in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and statistical applications to perform purchasing and financial transactions. Ability to employ economic and accounting principles and practices in the analysis and reporting of budgeting data.
Physical Requirements
This position involves sedentary work requiring the employee to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and less force frequently to move objects. Physical activity related to this position may include crouching, reaching, walking, talking, and hearing. Sufficient visual acuity is required to prepare and analyze data and figures; and do extensive reading.

Working conditions
An employee in this position will not be substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Equal Opportunity Employer