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To plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the City of Rialto; to administer City functions through departmental management staff; to oversee the City's expenditures and revenues to ensure fiscal soundness; to serve as Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency; to coordinate City activities with outside agencies, civic groups, inter-governmental agencies, public and private organizations, and City residents; and to provide complex administrative support to the Mayor and City Council.
Examples of Duties
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives policy direction from the Mayor and City Council.
Exercises direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional and clerical staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS-Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Assume full management responsibility for all City operations; administer City functions through departmental management staff; serve as Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
2. Direct the development and implementation of the City's goals, objectives, policies and priorities; coordinate long- and short-term organizational studies on City issues.
3. Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.
4. Plan, direct and coordinate, through department heads, the work plan for the City; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems.
5. Assess and monitor work load, administrative support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement.
6. Select, motivate and evaluate management personnel; resolve personnel concerns and issues; maintain the City's recruitment and classification program; meet with union representatives as necessary; coordinate, and encourage employee development and training.
7. Oversee the development and administration of the City budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; oversee expenditures and revenues to ensure fiscal soundness; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
8. Explain, justify and defend City programs, policies and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
9. Represent the City to all departments and outside agencies; coordinate City activities with those of other cities, counties, outside agencies and organizations.
10. Meet with business leaders in the community to coordinate and develop economic development strategies and programs.
11. Provide staff assistance to the City Council; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
12. Provide staff support to assigned boards and commissions.
13. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of municipal program management and administration.
14. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
15. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES Minimum requirements as a condition of hire:
Education: A Bachelor's degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal government, including five years of executive management responsibility. Prior or current experience as a City Administrator/Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Administrator/Manager, Department Director, or similar capacity will be expected. The City Council highly regards California experience and will also consider all viable out-of-state candidates provided the type and level of experience is in alignment with the City needs.
Key Candidate Characteristics
Administrative Ability. Must have demonstrated performance for a community having not less than 200 employees. Good communication skills are a must including the ability to listen, communicate with various segments of the community, and develop good relations with the business community. Person must be willing to devote whatever time is necessary to achieve the goals and guidelines established by the Council. Knowledge of how to organize departments and demonstrated, leadership qualities are desirable.
Council Relations. Ability to take time and interest in working with Councilmembers to keep them informed and explain technical processes. Should be able to adequately inform the Council on a regular basis so there are no surprises. Both written and oral communications with the Council are essential. The person must be able to accept constructive criticism and to implement the needed changes. Candidate must be open and honest with the Council and able to present all sides of an issue that affect Rialto. The individual must be able to carry out the intentions and directions of the Council enthusiastically.
Budget and Finance. Should have demonstrated previous experience in managing a city budget. Experience and expertise in grant procurement is desirable, as well as dealing with locally-owned utility finances.
Collective Bargaining/Human Resource Management. Must have knowledge of CA labor relations law, with preferred demonstrated ability in the collective bargaining process. Must demonstrate a personality that con communicate Rialto's goals and needs to employees.
Community Relations. Candidate must have demonstrated involvement in community activities. Experience working with and understating the needs of the community is highly desirable. Candidate should be able to present a confident image of the local government to the community at large. Must be able to demonstrate a positive, productive attitude to citizens of the community.
Intergovernmental Relations. Must be able to relate to and develop a good working relationship with other local governments, county governments, community organizations, schools, and state and federal agencies.
Closing date of May 30, 2018 may be extended if needed.
The City Council wishes to continue the City's tradition of stability and is hopeful that the candidate selected will make a long-term commitment. This is a confidential recruitment and will be handled accordingly. References must be submitted; however, they will not be contacted until mutual interest is established. Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 30, 2018. The review of applications will begin after this date. The City reserves the right to adjust the closing date and to select any combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities that best meet the needs of the City of Rialto.