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Assistant City Manager - Pelham, AL

Position Description

Assists the City Manager in managing all facets of city government, oversees operational departments, serves as a liaison to committees, leads internal 
and regional efforts, provides professional staff assistance, conducts organizational analysis, prepares reports, supervises operations, responds to citizen requests, coordinates projects, and represents the City Manager when needed.

Essential Duties

Serves as a member of the Cityís senior executive team. Assists in developing overall citywide policies and budgets for consideration by the Council. Serves as project leader in projects involving multiple departments and external partners. Directly supervises department heads in assigned operational areas. Serves as contract manager, administrator, or monitor for a variety of complex agreements. Serves as the City Managerís designee, liaison, or representative as assigned. Researches topics, analyzes and interprets data, and prepares recommendations on a variety of topics. Oversees staff coordination and provides technical advice for assigned boards, and committee sand provides policy assistance and staff support. Responds to more complex citizen complaints and requests for service. Works with members of the public to explain policies and programs and obtain feedback. Assists in emergency operations and incident management activities as assigned. Researches statutory and legislative documents and monitors legislative action as necessary. Utilizes knowledge of best practices and emerging technology to make recommendations to improve service and efficiency.

Qualifying Criteria

EDUCATIONA Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Business Administration, Business Management, or a closely related field is required. A Masterís Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, Political Science, or a related field is strongly preferred. 

EXPERIENCEA minimum of ten years of broad governmental experience in various aspects of municipal or county operations, or an equivalent level of experience in a related industry with regular interaction with local government. 

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED EXPERIENCE Prior or current membership in the International City/County Management Association with current membership in a resident state association. Demonstrated leadership in promoting professional city/county management through volunteer boards, committees, or other activities. Completion of professional courses such as ICMA Executive Leadership Academy or similar and/or state association-accredited courses through colleges and universities. 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The starting salary range is $99,350 to $135,400 and is based on qualifications and experience. The City provides an excellent array of benefits, including Tier I retirement through the Retirement Systems of Alabama and health, dental, and vision insurance. A complete list of benefits is available at

APPLICATION PROCESS Email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources Director Tracy Hill The first round of applications will be reviewed on May 20,2024.