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Director, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Date Posted: 1/3/2019
Job Location: Los Angeles, California
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden is seeking a visionary, dynamic collaborative leader with a proven track record to serve as its Director. This executive will be charged with carrying out a bold vision for the LA Zoo, with a progressive approach and deep understanding of community expectations for animal welfare in the 21st century
The Director must be an exceptional leader who is adept at financial, personnel, and organizational management. Most importantly, the Director should be driven by a passion for animal welfare and act as a collaborative problem-solver who is able to effectively cultivate relationships with both governmental leadership and an active community. The Director will manage all operations of the LA Zoo, and must be dedicated to data-driven and research-based problem solving, transparency, accountability, efficiency, and providing outstanding customer service. The LA Zoo Director oversees an annual budget of approximately $23 million and leads a staff of 350 employees.
To apply: Interested candidates should submit a compelling cover letter and résumé to Management Partners, Attn: Nancy Hetrick, firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15.
Fire Marshal, City of Oakland
Date Posted: 11/14/2018
Job Location: Oakland, California
The City of Oakland Fire Department is actively seeking an experienced and innovative fire safety division manager to serve as either a non-sworn or sworn Fire Marshal. This non-sworn or sworn management position serves as the division manager of the Fire Prevention Bureau, reporting directly to the Fire Chief, and working closely with the Director of Planning and Building. As Fire Marshal, s/he oversees a division of 38 civilian and 4 sworn staff.
The Fire Marshal is directly responsible for upholding fire and life safety standards in the City of Oakland by managing, directing, and coordinating the operations and delivery of a full-service regulatory compliance, public education and investigative services bureau. The incumbent attends executive staff meetings in the Fire Department, and inter-department meetings with the Planning and Building Department. S/he establishes priorities for annual state-mandated inspections, new construction plan review and inspections, and serves as arbiter of issues with applicants, plan reviews and inspections for projects ranging from high-rise and large commercial and industrial developments, to single-family residential dwellings.
To apply: Interested candidates should submit a compelling cover letter and résumé to Management Partners, Attn: Nancy Hetrick, email@example.com
Management Analyst, Management Partners
Date Posted: 10/22/2018
Job Location: San Jose, California
Management Partners is seeking candidates desiring to have impact in a wide range of local government settings to work in our San Jose office. The ideal candidates will possess the analytical, organization, and creative thinking skills that will make them a vital member of a high-performing team.
Bachelor’s degree required, with a master’s degree in public administration or related field preferred. Experience with local government is a plus. Must be energetic, adaptable, have good writing, analytical, and computer skills, and be willing to travel to serve clients and support projects. Salary DOQ. EOE/AA.
Under the direction of a project manager, typical assignments may include:
• Gathering data from publicly available sources, as well as direct contact with clients
• Designing and administering surveys and other data gathering tools
• Conducting complex analytical research, including comparative analyses, best practice research, budget analysis and strategies, and service delivery studies
• Collaborating with project team to prepare analysis, recommendations and implementation plans for clients, including written reports and visual presentations.
The ideal candidate possesses genuine curiosity about local governments and is willing to ask questions but also able to work independently while researching new topics. This position will operate in a multi-task environment and coordinate many assignments simultaneously, so at a minimum the applicant should be able to effectively plan, organize and prioritize competing responsibilities to complete work in a timely and accurate manner. We are looking for someone who is creative and eager to explore new analytical tools and presentation techniques.
Applicants should have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and internet navigation. Experience with PowerPoint and Visio is preferred. Familiarity with local government organizations (cities and counties) is desirable, as is experience working in local government.
In addition, Management Partners is always interested in hearing from qualified individuals who are devoted to public service innovation. If you would like to contact us, you may email a résumé and cover letter to us. Thank you for your interest.