Assistant City Administrator

DATE: 4-27-00

JOB TITLE: Assistant City Administrator
DEPARTMENT: Administration
DIVISION: N/A

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: City Administrator

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: None; As assigned

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: A four-year degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Construction Management, or related field. Five years municipal management experience as a department director, or progressively responsible management position in local government. Experience supplemented by education and training in construction management, budgeting, risk management, or other municipal management related fields; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

NATURE OF WORK: Manages special projects and programs at the direction of the City Administrator. Serves as Acting City Administrator during the Administrator's absence.

WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Manages special projects for the City of Owatonna, particularly capital improvements and multi-jurisdictional, requiring cooperative and collaborative relationships with private interests, school district, Steele County, and other governmental entities.
II. Serves as grant coordinator for the city by preparing applications to foundations, government agencies, and other organizations to assist in meeting the City's fiscal needs.
III. Serves as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator for the City. Ensures that access issues in public facilities and services are appropriately prioritized and resolved.
VI. Assists the City Administrator in developing public information, technology, and service improvement initiatives for the city organization.
V. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with all city departments, City Council, advisory boards, Steele County, school district, and other governmental entities.
VI. Assists the City Administrator in collective bargaining and contract administration with employee groups.
VII. Assists the City Administrator and department directors in the annual budget and capital improvement plan.
VIII. Attends civic club meetings, schools, and other public gatherings to represent the City of Owatonna.
IX. Performs all other job-related tasks and activities as necessary.

EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH PUBLIC:
I. Represents City government in dealing with public and private agencies.
II. Presents City policies and programs to the public.

A. Works with the media - Cable TV, newspaper, radio.
B. Makes presentations at public meetings and events.
C. Attends City Council meetings as necessary.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS:
I. Must posses a valid Minnesota driver's license.

EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION:
I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous office and other equipment relative to this position which shall include but may not be limited to: Personal computer, copy machines, fax machines, calculators, motor vehicles, communication equipment, and related items.

WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS:
I. This is an exempt position.
II. Maintains a work schedule that permits easy access for citizens and city departments, primarily Monday through Friday.
III. This position works primarily in an office environment, with little exposure to outdoor temperature variations or environmental factors.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty (20) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of forty (40) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.