Assistant City Manager


City Manager (197)


City Manager


City Manager 1210









JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Assists the City Manager with responsibility for all facets of City's management. Directly responsible

for Operational Department(s) as assigned. Serves as the City Manager's liaison to committees, boards or commissions as

assigned. Leads complex internal, external and regional efforts. Provides professional staff assistance to the City Manager, Deputy

City Manager, Mayor, City Council, and departments on a wide variety of tasks. Conducts broad organizational analysis and

prepares reports and recommendations on a range of municipal policies, procedures, and services. Provides supervision for

operations as assigned by the City Manager. Responds to citizen complaints/requests for service. Coordinates special

projects/initiatives as assigned. Participates in the management team for internal operating policies and financial direction of the

City. Represents the City Manager in his/her absence as assigned.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Serves as a member of the city's senior executive management team. Assists in developing

overall management policy and direction. May assist the City Manager in development, preparation and administration of operating

and capital budgets. 2. Serves as project leader on broad regional, organizational development and strategic planning projects

involving multiple departments, governmental partners and agencies, managing complex regional efforts and intergovernmental

agreements. 3. Directly supervises and directs all aspects of assigned operational areas. 4. Serves as contract manager,

administrator, or monitor for a variety of complex agreements. 5. Serves as the City Manager's designee, liaison, or representative

as assigned. 6. Investigates, interprets, analyzes and prepares recommendations in relation to proposals for new programs,

services and equipment, and other issues, policies, or proposals in need of attention. Gathers and analyzes data on existing

programs. Conducts surveys and prepares proposals including financing, staffing, and organization requirements. Prepares

comparative analysis when appropriate. 7. Serves as a member of the City Manager's financial management team to review and

analyze revenues and expenditures and prepare and monitor operating and capital budgets. 8. Oversees staff coordination and

technical advising for assigned boards, committees, and commissions and provides policy assistance and staff support. Oversees

preparation of the assigned agendas. Prepares and/or reviews staff comments regarding committee actions. Attends necessary

staff, city and public meetings during day and evening hours. 9. Represents Mayor, City Council, and City Manager at meetings,

functions, community events and various governmental, professional and civic organizations (ICMA, League of Kansas

Municipalities, MARC, OP Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council, VisitOP, etc). 10. Coordinate community

development projects and financings. Manage and supervise contract administration, monitoring and reporting of projects and

agreements in cooperation with the Law Department. 11. Serves as an external contact to a variety of organizations. These duties

may be inclusive of being a contract administrator to oversee inter-local governmental agreements, agreements with non-profit

civic organizations, and private consulting contracts. 12. Responds to more difficult citizen complaints/requests for service. Confers

with members of the public to explain policies and programs. 13. Conducts post termination hearings in accordance with

procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook. Reviews recommendations of the Employee Grievance Board. 14. May serve as

Acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager upon delegation. 15. Assists in emergency operations and incident

management activities as assigned. Generally required to report to the Emergency Operations Center during activation in

accordance with the Emergency Operations Plan. 16. The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all

assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with

subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organizations with whom interaction is required to

accomplish work and employer goals. 17. The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance,

including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time.



â- Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field. Master's degree preferable.


â- Minimum of ten years broad governmental experience in various aspects of municipal operations, or an

equivalent level of experience.


â- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

â- Ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships.

â- Ability to lead and manage teams.

â- Budget development and execution.

â- Complex problem-solving.

â- Critical thinking.


â- Ability to read and comprehend city, state and federal regulations.

â- Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend possible solutions.

â- Ability to speak before the public.

â- Ability to recognize and protect confidential information.

â- Analytical skills.

â- Ability to work on several projects at once.

â- Diplomacy and judgment.

â- Good listening skills.


â- Travel outside of the office locally and out of state.

â- Sit for extended periods of time.

â- Ability to make and receive phone calls.

â- Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer.



â- Department Heads and/or other staff as assigned.


â- Subordinate staff to direct reports.

â- Serve as an example for all city staff.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within

this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and

qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.