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City Manager, City of Santa Fe, New Mexico

City Manager, City of Clayton, Ohio

Departmental Counsel to the Oakland Police Department, Oakland, California

City Manager, City of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date Posted: 10/16/2019
Job Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

The City of Santa Fe is inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position of City Manager. The City Manager provides executive level leadership to about 1,400 City employees through twelve City departments. The position is responsible for the planning, implementation, and oversight of policy decisions made by the Mayor and Councilors. The City Manager provides complex administrative support for the City and is accountable for the City’s fiscal health. An ability to effectively communicate policy, programs, and initiatives is essential.

The position offers many opportunities and challenges for the successful candidate. The City Manager will champion the goals and objectives of elected officials by providing leadership and direction to City staff in partnership with the Mayor. In particular, the position will be responsible for leading the City organization to higher levels of professional standards. S/he will guide the City organization and staff in evolving policy and governance conditions.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Support the Mayor’s strategic goal to professionalize practices citywide, including planning and implementing new efficiencies and technology.
  • Oversee $368.5M operating budget with a AA+ bond rating, ensuring the financial health of the City.
  • Evaluate the City’s organizational structure to establish an organization that best meets the City’s needs.
  • Effectively lead staff to be their best and strengthen the organizational culture.
  • Possess cultural sensitivity and honor the City’s rich cultural history while meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

Education and Experience: Applicants must have a minimum bachelor’s degree with course work in management, political science, business or public administration. Master’s in public administration or public policy, preferred. At least eight years of progressive responsibility in managerial
positions of public organizations.

A full description of the position, requirements, salary range and benefits is available here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by November 13 to: Management Partners, Attn: Nancy Hetrick. Please contact Nancy at 408-437-5400 with any questions.

City Manager, City of Clayton, Ohio

Date Posted: 10/11/2019
Job Location: Clayton, Ohio

The City of Clayton, Ohio is seeking a progressive leader with demonstrated successful abilities in local government management and a commitment to service delivery excellence. Clayton is a relatively new city, which is the product of a merger of the Village of Clayton and Randolph Township in 1998. The City continues to evolve and develop under its home rule charter and council-manager form of government. It presents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, qualified professional to continue the momentum and progress the City has achieved in recent years.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a consensus builder who leads by example and is able to make difficult decisions when needed. ;
  • Possess a proven ability to work with and earn the respect and trust of elected officials, regional leaders, peers, and subordinates.
  • Have a vision for the future of Clayton that will embrace creativity, innovation and technology while maintaining a respect for those within the organization.
  • Have experience with economic development tools and possess the financial acumen to assist with their fiscally responsible implementation.
  • Pay attention to detail and hold subordinates accountable while balancing a leadership style of firmness and fairness in his/her approach to city management.
  • Have excellent communication skills and be comfortable representing Clayton in various group settings.
  • Create an atmosphere of inclusion within the workplace and establish and monitor clear strategies for the implementation of definable goals and objectives.
  • Be visible and accessible and maintain and cultivate productive relationships with the business community and other area governments and agencies.
  • Work closely with the local school system and area educational institutions for the betterment of the entire community.

Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. A master’s degree is preferred. Seven to ten years of successful local government management experience is highly desired.

A full description of the position, requirements, salary range and benefits is available here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by November 8, 2019 to:
Management Partners, Attn: Greg Horn. Please contact Greg at 937-478-6385 with any questions.

Departmental Counsel to the Oakland Police Department, City of Oakland, California

Date Posted: 9/18/2019
Job Location: Oakland, California

The Oakland Police Departmental Counsel (“Departmental Counsel”) is a high-level and and critical position in providing top notch advice and counsel to OPD and City leaders in fulfilling this commitment. The Departmental Counsel provides advice and counsel on a day-to-day basis on complex, sensitive and high-profile matters in coordination with the City Attorney, Office Division heads and colleagues. The Departmental Counsel provides legal services and advice on policies, laws related to the police department, uses of force, civil rights and constitutional policing and the City’s compliance with the settlement agreement in Delphine Allen v. City of Oakland.The position requires effective management skills, a strong work ethic and sound judgment. The Departmental Counsel works closely with OPD commanders, officers and civilian personnel, the City Administrator, Mayor, other attorneys within the Office and others.

Examples of duties of this position include:

  • Evaluating police policies and practices and identifying opportunities for improvement;
  • Preparing and reviewing legal opinions and advice on a wide range of issues; and
  • Managing the divisions and working units to meet LASAN goals, legal mandates and changing operational needs; and
  • Collaborating with outside counsel and in-house attorneys in labor & employment, litigation and other areas.

Qualifications and Requirements: Applicants must have any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications:

Education and Licensure
Hold a degree from an accredited School of Law; member of good standing with the California State Bar.

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in relevant areas of law. A background in law enforcement. Extensive knowledge of all laws applicable to local, state, and federal governments, local court rules and procedures.

A full description of the position, requirements, salary range and benefits is available here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Management Partners, Attn: Nancy Hetrick. Please contact Nancy at 408-437-5400 with any questions.

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.