NOTICE OF POSTING
POSTING DATE: January 18, 2023
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUESTED BY 2/15/2023 VIA EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.
||Public Works Department (DPW)|
||Assistant Commissioner for Administration and Planning|
|Civil Service Position:
||Non Civil Service position
|Hours Per Week:
||37.50 hour workweek|
OVERVIEW AND ROLE DESCRIPTION
ABOUT THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE:
The City of Cambridge is a diverse and vibrant community that 120,000 residents of different ethnic, racial, religious, U.S. nationals and other backgrounds call home. Thirty-four percent of our residents identify as people of color, and thirty-four percent of residents' home language is one other than English. We take pride in our City's diversity and strive to create a workplace that is reflective of the community we serve -- one in which all employees can thrive. The City is also deeply committed to creating an environment in which all our employees are treated equitably and feel included. In joining our team, you would work in a workplace environment that advances and values antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI), and that is committed to embedding ADEI best practices and tenets in all aspects of our work.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
The Department of Public Works is a 250-person department committed to providing dependable, high-quality services; developing a safe, healthy, livable environment; supporting and developing the work force; engaging the community and providing excellent customer service; and planning for a sustainable future. The Assistant Commissioner is a key member of the leadership team at the Department of Public Works and reports to the Commissioner of Public Works.
The Assistant Commissioner for Administration and Planning is responsible for the planning and operations related to finance and budget, human resources, employee safety, information technology, community relations, and operations management. They directly manage 20 staff and have delegated supervisory responsibility for 250 full-time employees in professional, technical, administrative and labor service positions.
The ideal candidate will have a vision for professional management of a municipal operations department. They will bring an adaptive and curious approach to management that will both leverage existing talent and capabilities while also identifying and filling organizational gaps. Finally, the ideal candidate will be action and detail oriented.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Employ best practices around process improvement, team management, and communications.
- Manage all aspects of personnel management, including recruitment, hiring, training, performance management, discipline, collective bargaining, and labor relations.
- Manage fiscal operations including an annual $59M operating and $107M capital budgets.
- Effectively collaborate with other Divisions in Public Works and other city departments to meet multi-disciplinary goals and objectives for the built environment.
- As a member of DPW's leadership team, collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement Department programs and policies.
- Act as the DPW Commissioner's representative as required.
- Model the City's values and culture, and act with the highest integrity and ethics.
- Perform related duties as required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- 5+ years of management experience with demonstrated growth in responsibilities and achievements.
- Experience in implementing process improvements in complex organizations.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated interest in public sector opportunities and challenges.
- Ability to build collaborative relationships
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Strong problem solving and mediation abilities
- High ethical standards and personal integrity
- Commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion. The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants mut have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies.
- Familiarity with unionized workforce environments a plus.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to operate office equipment including copiers, printers, and scanners. Executes multiple tasks involving keyboarding, telephones, writing, bending, reaching, and lifting boxes of files (up to 10 lbs). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment, which includes fluorescent lighting and air conditioning. Moderate noise level, which can elevate with phone calls and walk in members of the public. Busy office work environment characterized by multiple works demands from staff, a great deal of customer interaction, and heavy call volume. This position may be eligible for hybrid work under the City's Telework Policy depending on operational needs.
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS:
RATE: $141,289 to $157,413 annually + excellent benefits
- Competitive health, dental and vision insurance
- Vacation and Sick Leave eligible
- Sick Incentive Pay eligible
- 3 Personal Days
- 14 Holidays
- Commuter Benefits (T-Pass reimbursement, Bluebikes membership, EZRide Shuttle membership)
- Management Allowance, $2,700 / year
Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit your resume and cover letter via email to email@example.com or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 02/15/23. Position will remain open until filled.
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.