Deputy City Manager Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, performs highly responsible administrative and managerial work in assisting the City Manager with the supervision and direction of City programs and projects. Incumbent has direct responsibility for supervision of departments/agencies which may include public works and utilities, engineering, planning and economic development, and community development/grants as assigned. Work is performed with considerable independence. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and results achieved. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Manages, oversees, and improves operations of assigned departments and directs and evaluates the work of staff. Consults with assigned staff to review work requirements, status of work, and problems; assists with complex or problem situations; provides direction, advice, and technical expertise.

Reviews and/or prepares various forms, reports, correspondence, draft correspondence, technical study reports, agenda item requests, draft legislation, developer plans/applications, citizen inquiries, job applications, invoices, budget reports, grant documents, contracts, codes, rules, regulations, statutes, policies, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards, or retains as appropriate.

Communicates with City Manager, city officials, employees, city departments, government agencies, engineers, developers, contractors, consultants, vendors, Chamber of Commerce, applicants, customers, the public, the media, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive direction.

Responds to complaints and questions related to city/department operations; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.

Assists the City Manager with the overall management of City programs, projects, and policy adherence or modification as needed.

Serves as Acting City Manager when requested.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of a master’s degree from an accredited college/university with a major in Public Administration, Urban Policy, Business Administration, Engineering, Planning or a related field. At least five years experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or Department Head in a municipal or project management environment, or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience as determined by the City Manager. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida drivers license. Applicants may possess a valid out of state driver’s license and obtain the Florida drivers license within 10 days of employment.

Direct experience with urban redevelopment and economic development highly desirable.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of municipal planning, code enforcement, economic development, public works, water and sewer system, and land use issues.

Ability to build and function as a member of an effective team.

Knowledge of local, State, and federal laws, rules, and regulations as applied to the activities and programs of municipal government.

Skill in current management, budget, finance and administrative practices.

Ability to build cohesive unit from diverse departments.

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to plan, assign, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinates.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

Ability to read and interpret reports presented by consultants and other departments and to make succinct and concise summaries of such reports.

Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer and standard computer access analysis utilization programs (such as Word, Excel, Power Point), calculator, fax machine, copy machine, and telephone.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to hear, speak, and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or quickly spoken.

Ability to see, read, write, and comprehend letters, numbers, words, characters, or symbols which are both large and small.

Ability to stand and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not to exceed two hours consecutively.

Ability to stoop, kneel, and reach overhead for books or supplies.

Ability to climb stairs and ladders occasionally.

Ability to lift boxes not exceeding 25 lbs. occasionally.

Ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers necessary in the process of writing and operating office machines.

Ability to operate motor vehicle.

Ability to deal with stress related to occasional deadlines and occupational problems which demand immediate attention.

Ability to maintain high level of concentration despite constant interruptions.

Ability to be flexible and change job priorities at a moment’s notice.



THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 6/13/14