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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: November 28, 2018
RESUMES AND LETTERS OF INTERESTED REQUESTED BY: 1/10/19 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: City Manager's Office
Job Title: Assistant to the City Manager
Job Code: M066-701
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week. Must be available to work nights and/or weekends as needed in order to attend public meetings, special events, etc

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serves as one of the chief aides to the City Manager and Deputy City Manager in developing and managing city programs. Responsible for a wide variety of projects and initiatives that involve planning, research, management, and external affairs. Supports Departments in work practices in order to improve delivery of services to the public; identifies and incubates ideas at all levels of the organization, works collaboratively to develop/implement successful initiatives. Emphasis areas currently include equity and inclusion initiatives, sustainability, community and employee relations in diverse environments, effective use of information technology, budget and administration. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing constituent/community relations support on behalf of City Manager and Deputy City Manager.
  • Providing leadership to many planning committees, internal to the City and community based. Facilitating interdepartmental collaboration as chair or team member. Facilitating small group meetings and larger community meetings.
  • Planning and procuring necessary services for new initiatives.
  • Participating on screening, hiring and consultant selection panels.
  • Provide high level project and administrative support for the Community Preservation Act Committee.
  • Assistance in management of large construction projects, and in implementation of the City's Capital Plan.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Strong communication skills, written and verbal. Strong project management skills. Excellent organizational, planning, customer service and interpersonal skills. Must be able to learn complicated information quickly, and demonstrate initiative and follow through.  Computer proficiency required including use of Microsoft Office applications.  Experience with leading and working with diverse working groups/teams required, and experience in community outreach and engagement in diverse environments highly desirable.  Bachelor's Degree in related field required or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Advanced Degree preferred.  Experience working with municipal government preferred. Familiarity with Cambridge highly desirable.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is conducted primarily in an office environment with fluorescent lighting, but also involves meetings in other offices or facilities. Ability to use office equipment efficiently; ability to travel to meetings and site visits in various locations in or around Cambridge.  Must be available to work nights and/or weekends during as needed in order to attend public meetings, special events, or respond to emergency situations.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

RATE: $93,120 - $105,296 annually + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.  Resumes and letters of interest requested by 1/10/19.  Position will remain open until filled.

 

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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