The City of Charlottesville is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Deputy City Manager / Chief Operating Officer who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence. The City of Charlottesville is underway with a paradigm shift in the way that it provides services to its diverse population. Recent retirements, natural attrition and newly created positions of several key leadership posts have positioned the City to be able to make a major organizational culture change in serving our community and meeting the contemporary needs of our governmental staff. The City of Charlottesville is currently recruiting leaders to fill these positions in the City Manager form of government.
The Deputy City Manager / COO will have oversight of specific departments which include Finance, Budgeting, Human Resources, Economic Development, Information Technologies and Strategic Planning; may be assigned to oversee the City's community engagement initiatives, responding to inquiries from the City Council and the public, and overseeing and participating in the planning and administration of major projects and programs. The City Manager has direct supervision of the City's departments; however the Deputy City Manager is expected to work closely with City departments on behalf of the City Manager.
The Deputy City Manager / COO is an executive staff management position reporting directly to the City Manager. This position works collaboratively with Deputy City Managers, Department Directors, Assistant Directors and other senior leadership within the organization to support the City Manager, primarily at the intersection of organizational goals and objectives, city council strategic priorities, city wide initiatives, special projects, operational efficiencies, fiscal affairs, and administrative operations. This is accomplished by serving as a trusted advisor to the City Manager, overseeing internal and external commitments, ensuring priorities are strategically managed and results measured, and service delivery meets and aligns with established organizational performance standards.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a college or university of recognized standing, with a degree in accounting, economics, business or public administration, or other local government services field.
At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible work experience in a senior level position in either the public or private sector.
Demonstrated experience as a senior member of a management team is required.
TO APPLY: to view the complete job information, includinga downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government and the position, and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references.
The salary will be between $100,000 and $161,179.20 annually, dependent on education and experience. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.
About City of Charlottesville
Local Government. Charlottesville, Virginia is an independent city with a population of approximately 49,000. Located in Central Virginia, Charlottesville sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Our community is known as a major university town and residents enjoy the very best of urban, suburban, and rural life. The City offers a wide variety of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities, including the Downtown Pedestrian Mall which is a center for art, music, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Residents also enjoy a wide variety of amenities, ranging from 25 City parks, to an outdoor performance pavilion, numerous venues for music/theater performances, festivals, and museums. Charlottesville is a diverse and unique community and is an ideal place in which to live, work, and play. The City operates under a City Manager/Council form of government. City Council establishes policy in the areas of city planning and finance, human development, public safety and justice, public utilities, transportation and other areas and has specific powers to pass ordinances, levy t...axes, collect revenues, adopt a budget, make appropriations, issue bonds, borrow money, and provide for the payment of public debts. Administrative and executive duties are performed by the City Manager.