CITY OF LONG BEACH, NY
DEPUTY CITY MANAGER
The City of Long Beach is searching for a Deputy City Manager. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Deputy provides high-level support for administrative and executive directives, programs, and departments; represents the City in various capacities and situations and maintains relationships with persons inside and outside the City; and supervises various departments, functions, divisions, personnel, and other matters as assigned by the City Manager.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be an innovative, flexible, and collaborative leader. As a problem solver, the successful candidate will have the necessary interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships with staff, department heads, leadership, and elected officials. The successful candidate will be solutions-oriented, have strong political acumen, and can adapt to changing and competing priorities. A background that includes public sector budget development, policy administration, staff management and team building is key. Experience in a union environment and knowledge of negotiations is a must. Ability to utilize a personal computer and related software packages to communicate, perform analysis, informational retrieval, and tracking is required.
Knowledge and Attributes
The Deputy City Manager position touches all aspects of the City’s operation (at the direction of the City Manager) and must therefore have a firm command of the broad range of responsibilities that a City Manager would possess. The successful candidate will have experience in:
- Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations governing the administration and operations of a municipal agency, City functions, financial and public policy issues.
- Principles, practices, and techniques of organizational design, long- range planning, land use development, economic development, public administration, public financing, municipal budgeting, financial administration, program, and policy formulation.
- Legislative affairs and processes. Principles associated with legislative functions, and relationship management.
- Principles and practices of effective leadership and management; sound business communications; techniques of effective public relations.
- Ability to Multitask: Ability to deal with many diverse tasks on a daily basis with compassion and accuracy.
- Ability to Deal with Gray Areas by being able to make decisions on best available information and demonstrate wisdom to know when to seek advice from legal counsel, experts, colleagues, or fellow HR professionals.
- Ethically Sound: Serves as a paragon of conscience, with a firm moral compass for the organization, and must maintain confidentiality.
- Discretion and Honesty: Earning and maintaining trust of both employees and managers.
- Curiosity: Focuses on the future of the organization and creatively plans for the future as well as the day-to-day.
- Strong Communication Skills and Leadership Acumen: Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely and be effective in communicating to individuals at all levels of the organization.
- Motivating to Others: understanding how to create sustainable reasons for maintaining quality of work and fostering employees’ belief in the organization’s cause and their team.
- Conflict Management Skills: ability to defuse situations and find possible solutions and negotiate a compromise.
Reporting and Responsibilities
The Deputy reports to the City Manager and is a key member of the city’s executive team. This position is responsible for wide-scale representation and execution of the City Manager’s agenda.
- Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business management, urban planning, public administration, law, or a related field. A master’s degree is strongly preferred.
- Experience: At least five years of responsible public sector management, such as prior employment as a City Manager/Administrator, Assistant City Manager/Administrator, major department head (of 20 or more people), or equivalent experience.
Long Beach is a city in Nassau County, New York. It takes up a central section of Long Beach Barrier Island, which has a population of 33,275. It was incorporated in 1922, and is nicknamed “The City By the Sea” (the Latin form, Civitas ad mare, is the city’s motto). The Long Beach Barrier Island is surrounded by Reynolds Channel to the north, east and west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Long Beach is about 20 direct miles from Manhattan. The City of Long Beach is one of only two cities on Long Island and comprises about two square miles. This unique resort community offers the opportunity to live and work where others vacation with ready access to a multitude of recreational opportunities — ranging from extensive waterfront boardwalks to a municipal ice-skating arena. The community is now undergoing revitalization and redevelopment in the commercial district while a housing boom creates a wide variety of home choices for newcomers.
LONG BEACH CITY GOVERNMENT
The governing body is composed of city council five members. The city council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. There is a working session on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
The entire organization prides itself on its commitment to customer service and teamwork. Staff have daily interactions with one another and strong interdepartmental relations. The City strives to be a workplace of choice and the City possesses a high-output work ethic.
The City of Long Beach is looking for an ethical individual that shows empathy and communicates effectively with all stakeholders, residents, and employees in the City. The City is looking for a positive and flexible team player who is committed to the well-being of the staff and is supportive of others in the organization.
The city has 309 full-time employees represented by 4 labor units, as well as 176 part-time employees. Long Beach’s Human Resources Department budget is $227,528 and funds 3 employees. The total all-fund budget of the city is approximately $117 million broken down as follows:
COMPENSATION AND APPLICATION
The starting salary $125,000 -$150,000. The City also offers an excellent benefit package. Apply through the below link with resume, cover letter, contact information and three (3) professional references by December 8, 2022. Any questions or inquiries regarding the position can be made to the attention of City Manager at firstname.lastname@example.orgLong Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen for merit and fitness without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin.
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