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Deputy City Manager

City of East Point

Listing Summary

This position is responsible for assisting the City Manager with managing and directing the activities of assigned departments in the City of East Point.

Major Duties:

  • Works with the City Manager and department heads in planning, organizing, coordinating, and implementing programs affecting assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Coordinates with other managers of City services on matters affecting their areas of responsibility or on special projects assigned by the City Manager. 
  • Recommends hiring, promotion and termination of employees. 
  • Briefs the City Manager on issues of concern in the departments and functions in assigned area of responsibility to ensure proper action. 
  • Meets and corresponds with various citizen, professional, business, and other groups to answer questions and secure their help in implementing various programs.
  • Reviews and provides recommendations of annual budget for departments within assigned area.
  • Reviews results of major studies and coordinates the preparation of reports and recommendations. 
  • Confers with employees and employee group leaders about grievance problems as assigned.  
  • Attends Council meetings and reports on activities for which responsible as requested by the City Manager. 
  • Confers with officials of City, county, state and federal agencies regarding plans and priorities for existing and planned programs.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Directs the overall operation of the city in the absence of the City Manager when designated. 
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, or related field; Master’s degree in Public Administration preferred; five (5) to seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in local government, or related field including three (3) years in a supervisory role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge Required by the Position:

  • Knowledge of modern policies and practices of municipal government.
  • Knowledge of personnel management practices.
  • Knowledge of City codes, ordinances, resolutions, policies, and guidelines regarding the City organization and operations. 
  • Knowledge of functions and activities of City departments. 
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal government budget preparation and administration.
  • Knowledge of state laws, regulations, and guidelines governing City operations.
  • Skill in preparing and administering municipal budgets.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, staffing, and directing the efficient and effective delivery of City services, programs, and functions through subordinate staff.
  • Skill in providing responsive advice and staff support to the Mayor and Council. 
  • Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to establish priorities and direct the allocation of City resources.  
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials and the public.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage municipal activities of more than one department. 

Supervisory Controls:  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the City Manager. 
Guidelines:  Guidelines include City and departmental policies and procedures; City codes and ordinances and other Federal, State and Local laws.
Complexity: The work consists of a variety of highly administrative, technical, and supervisory duties.  
Scope and Effect: The position effectively and efficiently manages the operations of the City. 
Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with co-workers, vendors, developers, state, federal, county, and local governments, and the public.
Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information and resolve conflict and solve problems.
Physical Demands: The work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk.  
Work Environment:  The work is typically performed in an office. 
Supervisory and Management Responsibility:    
This position is responsible for assisting with management and supervision of all departments in the City.   

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

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