The City of College Park, MD, is seeking an Assistant City Manager. College Park is a small, culturally-diverse city of 30,000 residents (including students) and the home of the flagship campus of the University of Maryland. The City has an operating budget of $14.6M with 105 FTEs. The City operates with a Council-Manager form of government, where the Mayor and City Council are elected positions and the City Manager is appointed by the Council.
The Assistant City Manager position has not been filled for many years. The main functions will be to assist the City Manager with the day-to-day management of the City government; to act as the City Manager in his absence; to assist with preparation and oversight of the Cityís annual budget and strategic plan; to prepare legislative analysis and follow up; to represent the City with various community groups and public agencies; and to handle special projects as assigned. The position involves evening meetings at least once a week and other activities outside of normal working hours. Written reports and oral presentations to various groups, including City Council, will be a regular function for this position. The person in this position will also be responsible for developing and coordinating sustainability projects associated with overall City operations.
The successful candidate will have a Masterís degree in Public or Business Administration, a minimum of six years of progressively responsible management experience preferably in a local government environment; or any combination of experience and education that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Other requirements include: the ability to develop effective working relationships with all levels of government, residents, employees, and the general public; the ability to analyze situations and make decisions; the ability to plan, supervise, and evaluate the work of others; proficiency with Microsoft Office and other computer programs; the ability to understand IT and computer-related matters; and the ability to prepare reports and influence decisions both orally and in writing. Must have valid driverís license and the ability to drive to various meetings throughout the state. Knowledge of municipal sustainability practices is a plus. The starting salary is $79,800 Ė $102,000; actual salary will depend on qualifications.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and complete application via our website, www.collegeparkmd.gov. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Deadline for submission is September 30, 2013.
College Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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