Deputy City Manager

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City of Austin
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A tremendous career opportunity awaits an inclusive, talented, and accomplished candidate to join the City of Austin as their new Deputy City Manager. Austin tops list after list on the best qualities that cities have to offer, and a key ingredient to its unique success is the passion and engagement of its very diverse residents. The structure of the new City Manager’s Office allows local government leaders the opportunity to drive measurable progress beyond the traditional oversight of city departments – progress that can only be attained through collaboration and empowerment.
Under the general direction of the City Manager and City Council, and in partnership with the Austin community, the Deputy City Manager will provide bold and inclusive leadership to advance the assigned outcomes and strategies outlined in the City’s Strategic Direction, and direct administrative work relating to the full-range of municipal management issues. It is important to note that under this structure, the Deputy City Manager will not only be responsible for the traditional portfolio of city departments but also will bear responsibility across the enterprise for the identified Strategic Outcomes. This responsibility for the Strategic Outcomes will require solutions that are cross-departmental in nature and involve external stakeholders. Progress will be measured using the identified Strategic Indicators. In addition to the Strategic Outcomes, the Deputy City Manager will oversee the following portfolio of city departments. The overall responsibility includes $778.0 million in budget and 5,219.75 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs).
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Please note that while this position is open until filled, all interested candidates should apply by May 28, 2019 by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and three professional references to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Mr. Greg Nelson at (916) 630-4900.