ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER
$ 111,111 - $ 135,000 Annually
The City of Tulare is recruiting for an Assistant City Manager. The City of Tulare, with a population of more than 60,000 people, is centrally located in the State of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and is recognized as the Agri-Center of the World.
FIRST REVIEW: July 27, 2012
Human Resources Department
411 E. Kern Avenue
Tulare, CA 93274
THE POSITION: The City of Tulare seeks an action-oriented, operationally astute, dynamic and strategic, Assistant City Manager. The Assistant City Manager (ACM) will assist in planning, directing, managing, reviewing and implementing techniques and tools such as LEAN/six Sigma or other disciplined improvement techniques to continuously improve the activities and operations of the City of Tulare. The successful candidate will also be skilled in applying modern project management techniques and tools to plan, organize, monitor, and control various City-wide programs, projects and functions. The ideal candidate will be an effective leader with a demonstrated record of success both individually and collaboratively, have a dedication to excellence, creativity/innovation and continuous improvement and have a strong communication and analytical skill set. The ACM will lead a department overseeing City-wide Economic Development, Community Promotion and Development programs, continuous improvement initiatives, project management oversight, achievement of specified performance objectives, and will be responsible for the execution of policies and programs in order to fulfill the goals and objectives of the City Council and the City Manager’s Office. Daily work will include continuous process improvement activities, project feasibility studies, financial and quantitative analysis, formulation of action plans and strategies, coordination of activities, relevant research, and interface with project principals and negotiations. Projects directed are almost as diverse as services offered by the City and may require interaction with most, if not all, City departments. The ACM reports directly to the City Manager and provides administrative direction to assigned department heads. The City of Tulare is on a journey to listen to the voice of its citizens and to deliver the public projects and services they value with minimal waste and maximum employee engagement. The ACM will be at the center of the efforts to make the City function as an “excellent local government.”
EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: Five years of increasingly responsible professional managerial-level administrative experience including both supervisory and project direction and a broad experience in government or private sector process improvement and project supervision is desired. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, business administration, or a related field. Master’s degree is desirable. The City of Tulare is becoming a LEAN/Six Sigma based organization. Knowledge of and the ability to apply LEAN/Six Sigma tools and techniques, will be of advantage to a candidate.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California’s driver’s license.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will be received on a continuous basis or until a successful candidate has been identified. First review will be: July 27, 2012. Prospective employees must submit an original City of Tulare application, cover letter and resume. Application form and complete job flyer are available on-line at: http://www.ci.tulare.ca.us Please do not hesitate to contact Margee Fallert, Administrative Services Director at: 559-684-4203, if you have questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.