In the span of just two months, the City of Santa Ana has parted ways with its city manager, deputy city manager, city clerk, and a top city manager’s aide.
The Assistant to the City Manager is a member of the Executive Team and provides a full range of highly complex staff assistance and analytical support to the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and City Council members in a highly sensitive and rapidly changing environment.
The incumbent will promote internal and external communication that is aligned with City Council objectives. The Assistant to the City Manager is also responsible for supervising the Communications Division, including two Marketing and Communications Analysts and a staff of three in cable TV operations. This is an at-will position that reports to the Assistant City Manager.
The Assistant to the City Manager will have a project management orientation and support the organization in:
Please refer to the job announcement/recruitment brochure at www/toaks.org/jobs for additional information about the recruitment.
The City of Thousand Oaks is preparing its organization for the future and the Assistant to the City Manager must have a positive, forward-thinking perspective. The successful candidate will need to be an enthusiastic, collaborative professional with strong management and leadership skills, and demonstrate a high degree of emotional intelligence.
The Assistant to the City Manager must exercise a high degree of judgment and discretion along with political acumen and an understanding of the needs of the community.
The ideal candidate should be proactive, innovative and possess the ability to shape and drive a vision for the future; possess a strong understanding of the dynamics and dimensions of service in the public realm; form partnerships within, and outside of, the City organization to ensure operations are managed proficiently; be responsive to the community, staff, and related Boards/Commissions; be an active contributor to the City’s leadership team; and promote a climate of engagement and inclusion.
The Assistant to the City Manager is expected to be tactical and strategic, have a big-picture perspective and should possess the following attributes:
The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration or a related field. A Master’s Degree is highly desirable.
The position also requires five years of increasingly relevant, responsible, administrative and analytical experience within a local government environment including two years of supervisory experience.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Class C California Driver’s License is required.
Filing deadline: Monday, February 11, 2019
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