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Assistant City Manager

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General Statement of Duties

Under the direction of the City Manager, this employee provides leadership, oversight, and coordination of city operations, city finance, budgeting, and development functions. This employee also provides leadership, oversight, and coordination of city finance, budgeting, and development functions. This employee also provides leadership, oversight, and coordination of intake, processing, and resolution of constituent inquiries regarding city operations and requests or inquiries from members of council. Employee may also be involved in special projects or other Council or City Manager directed initiatives, coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies, and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. The Assistant City Manager shall perform such other duties of the office as may be assigned at any time by the City Manager. This position is unclassified in accordance with the City of Cincinnati Charter and Civil Service Rules.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of research and analysis.
Principles and practices of program development and administration.
Principles and practices of Community Engagement
Methods and techniques of financial analysis, economic analysis, and forecasting.
Municipal financing strategies (taxes, user fees, bond sales, etc.)
City municipal operations and performance measures.
Public policy priorities of City administration and City Council.
Principles and practices of municipal capital budget and operating budget preparation and administration.
Principles of management, supervision, labor relations, training, and performance evaluation.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Skill to:
Operate appropriate computer equipment; use properly all related hardware and software.
Operate assigned vehicle in the course of duty.
Write effectively, communicate professionally, and speak publicly.

Ability to:
Implement and maintain positive employee relations.
Promote and maintain highest integrity.
Analyze and manage effective EEO/AA programs.
Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs.
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of departments and lower-level staff.
Delegate authority and responsibility.
Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Develop funding strategies for priority projects and programs.
Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Present oral and written reports on important City issues.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Manage a portfolio of various operational departments in various locations across the City.

Required Education and Experience
Each applicant must have eight years responsible experience in public administration, governmental financial management, or a closely related field, with four years of supervisory responsibility. Additionally, each applicant must have the equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited institution with major course work in public administration, finance, management, or a closely related field. Must be a City of Cincinnati resident at the time of appointment.

Must have a valid Driver’s License.
Must possess outstanding interpersonal skills and be an excellent communicator and team builder.
Must be available in case of emergencies and to coordinate responses with departments and staff on irregular schedules


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