The Assistant City Manager serves as a key staff person who works directly for and provides administrative and managerial support to the City Manager. The incumbent provides overall direction to select departments, coordinates special projects and performs other duties generally associated with oversight of government activities and functions as assigned by the City Manager.
Essential Job Functions
- May function as the City Manager in the absence of the City Manager;
- Trains, evaluates, counsels and disciplines selected department heads;
- May assume management responsibility for assigned functions, services, and activities of the City including overseeing assigned departments and/or divisions;
- Provides direction to assigned staff on implementing City Council policy and direction and ensures City Council and City goals are carried out by assigned departments;
- Establishes, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels for assigned functions;
- Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures;
- Allocates resources accordingly;
- Assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships for assigned areas of responsibility;
- Identifies opportunities for improvement;
- Directs and implements changes;
- Plans, directs, and coordinates, through management level staff, the work plan for assigned functions;
- Assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility;
- Provides direction and supervision on key projects;
- Reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures;
- Meets with key staff to identify and resolve problems;
- Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the budget for assigned functional areas;
- Approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies;
- Approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary;
- Participates in the preparation, coordination, and presentation of the City’s annual budget, capital improvement budget, and internal fiscal control measures;
- Reviews and analyzes legislation for impact on the City;
- Works with legislators to develop or influence legislation;
- Recommends revisions to proposed ordinances or state legislation;
- Performs special assignments as requested by the City Manager, to include researching and preparing reports, developing and implementing programs, managing projects and presenting technical data to elected officials and others; and
- Performs other assigned duties.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Engineering, Planning, or a closely related field;
- Ten (10) years of experience in a related field;
- Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience; and
- Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of administrative practices, laws and regulations relating to local government, engineering, public works, planning, and utilities operations;
- Knowledge of planning, developing, organizing, implementing and coordinating budgets and financial activities of comparable departments with multiple fund accounts;
- Knowledge and preparation of public utility finance related to fee structures, capital planning, execution, and debt issuance are an important criterion;
- Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and an orientation towards citizens;
- Ability to supervise, organize, and communicate effectively;
- Ability to maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others;
- Ability to cooperate with fellow employees as a team member;
- Ability to take time and interest in working with the City Manager and elected officials to keep them informed and to explain technical concepts related to departments they oversee;
- Ability to write both clear and concise written and oral communications with the City Manager and elected officials are essential;
- Ability to accept constructive criticism and to implement needed changes where identified by the City Manager;
- Ability to remain open and honest with the Manager and able to present all sides of departmental related issues that affect the City;
- Ability to work within the City’s designated management team and provide leadership in absence of the City Manager, acting on behalf of the City Manager, when necessary;
- Ability to interpret and enthusiastically carry out the City’s goals and objectives as identified by the City Council and City Manager, and be willing and able to develop successful working relations with the City Manager, Elected Officials, other City staff and citizens;
- Ability to provide a high level of service to the public and/or customer base of the community;
- Ability to present a confident image of the City to the community at large;
- Ability to make public presentations to City Council and community groups.
- Ability to demonstrate a positive, productive attitude to customers and citizens of the community;
- Ability to develop clear and concise reports and compile and analyze reports related to agency operations for the City;
- Ability to clearly understand and tactfully explain the role of the City in complex departmental related issues;
- Ability to be a critical thinker who provides no surprises to the City Manager, Elected Officials, and staff;
- Ability to communicate and develop a strong sense of coordination and cooperation with employees and other departments;
- Ability to develop and maintain good public relations with the City Manager, City staff, Mayor, City Council and the City’s appointed officials;
- Ability to embrace ideas from outside sources;
- Ability to create and guide implementation of capital improvement plans or programs;
- Ability to create plans for and guide implementation of major construction projects (ACM-PublicWorks);
- Ability to create plans for and guide implementation of new technology systems;
- Ability to communicate with various customers, groups and agencies openly; and
- Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of a highly competent technical and professional staff.
One Assistant City Manager will oversee for the following: Planning, Central Services, Inspections, Government Buildings and one of the TAD Districts. The other Assistant City Manager will oversee Public Works, Utilities, TSPLOST and one of the TAD Districts. The City Manager will continue to directly oversee Fire, Police, HR and Finance Departments.
The candidate(s) selected for hire must provide the following items at the time of Conditional Offer:
- Driver's License
- Official Copy of High School Transcript and/or College Transcript
- Void Check or Direct Deposit Form/memo from Bank
- SSN's of dependents for benefits enrollment
- Original Social Security Card
- If applicable Marriage Certificate
*New Hires who do not provide the above information at the time of Conditional Offer will not begin employment.
Apply Online Only at https://ga-statesboro.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?RequisitionId=36669&SourceId=2686
Equal Opportunity Statement
The City of Statesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Statesboro will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with eligible disabilities (unless the disability precludes performance of the essential functions of the position).
The City of Statesboro is a drug free workplace.
The City of Statesboro participates in E-Verify.