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City Administrator

Company: City of Jefferson
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The City of Jefferson is seeking a highly motivated City Administrator to lead our city's operations. As City Administrator, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the city, overseeing city staff, and ensuring all city services are provided efficiently and effectively under the general policy and framework established by the Mayor and City Council.

Develops municipal procedures for areas of administrative and management services, budgeting and fiscal control programs and planning and data processing to ensure operations are consistently serving and meeting the needs of the community. Prepares an annual budget for the Mayor.Consults with department heads on administrative policies, problems and procedures; provides advice and counsel in developing and instituting improvements to strive for consistency in operations.Oversees and directs the development of special projects requiring intra-governmental, intergovernmental and community involvement, and coordinates City efforts to secure grant assistance all of which is to ensure issues raised by City constituents and City Council are met.Represents the City in providing information to the media, business and community leaders, and various other groups and agencies regarding general planning, budgeting and financial matters of the City to increase public awareness of city officials' decision making activities. Attends civic events on behalf of the city.Uses thorough knowledge of effective practices and methods of communications with the public, Council and staff.Communicates complex ideas effectively both orally and in writing through various modern practices.Recommends the appointment and removal of department directors and supervisors; and plans and directs City staff functions and its personnel to support City operations and ensure strategic goals are met.Prepares monthly as well as annual written reports for the Mayor and City Council regarding City projects, financial statements, and all department activities to keep members of the City's administration current and informed about City business affairs.Assists the Mayor in preparation for and follow-up to City Council meetings, as well as attend all City Council meetings.Devises cost effective approaches to satisfying community needs and aspirations.Provides final oversight and responsibility for all city employees.Performs all duties assigned in the City Charter and City Code.
Physical: Work is most often performed in an office setting with a controlled environment with frequent visits to various locations outside City Hall.Mental: Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, administrative officials, and the public; and exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related discipline, plus at least seven years of responsible administration of a governmental unit or professional managerial work experience; or a Master's degree in Public Administration, Business administration or related discipline plus five years of responsible administration of a governmental unit or professional managerial work experience. Former experience as a City Administrator/Manager, Assistant City Administrator/Manager or Department Head is highly desired.

City council meetings are scheduled on the first and third Monday of the month unless it lands on a holiday, then it will be scheduled for the following Tuesday.

Keywords: City of Jefferson, Jefferson City , City Administrator, Other , Jefferson City, Missouri

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