The City of Lake Forest

Act as a catalyst in fostering a strategic, data-driven culture across the City of Lake Forest!

The City of Lake Forest seeks a self-motivated & innovative individual to join our team as Assistant to the City Manager, focusing on collaborative cross-department advancements, while touching and impacting all City operations.

This position will assist in the creation of new organizational capabilities, both technical and people-driven, to ensure a steady stream of process improvements and innovations. Work assignments range from very specific to very general responsibilities – these are normally performed under minimal supervision given the interdepartmental aspects of the work assignments. This position will have a strong focus on data analytic initiatives while improving cross-departmental engagement.

Under the guidance of the Assistant City Manager, assist the City Manager’s office by carrying out special projects, serving as a liaison to council commissions, and providing administrative and customer service support:

  • Liaison to Environmental Sustainability Committee and Legal Committee
  • Conduct research, procedural, and administrative studies to support departments in their courses of action
  • Prepare reports and communications for workgroups to present at City Council and management meeting
  • Responsible for assigned projects, analyzing different approaches, and making recommendations on how to manage the project and related issues
  • Participate in various City projects such as policy changes, union negotiations, and exploring municipal opportunities
  • Additional responsibilities may include, assisting with residents, preparing materials, and responding to questions and phone calls


  • Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field. A master’s degree in public administration, business administration or similar field is highly valued.
  • Experience in local government process improvement and project management is highly desired.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the practices of public administration and local government services
  • Outstanding organizational and technical skills required

The full salary range for this position is $96,390-$125,166 
Starting salary dependent on qualifications. Annual progression based on merit.
Full Benefits Package
The position is open until filled.

The City of Lake Forest is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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