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Greener Grass and More
March 20, 2012
- PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST, Humboldt County, CA:
- Budget and Research Analyst, Topeka, KS:
- City Administrator, Cimarron, KS:
- Fiscal Analyst, Fiscal Research Division, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC:
- EXECUTIVE OFFICE MANAGEMENT ANALYST II, Sacramento County, CA:
- Administrative Analyst, Public Works Department, Village of Northbrook, IL:
- ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR, Watsonville, CA:
- ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR, Livermore, CA:
- Administrative Assistant to the City Manager, City of Hermiston, OR:
- Assistant City Manager, City of Fayetteville, NC:
1.PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST, Humboldt County, CA:
Please help Humboldt County publicize a newly-created position in my office, for a Public Information Specialist. This is the very first time the CAO and Board are going to have a dedicated public information position, so we really want a great candidate. While the position will be doing a lot of “grunt work” (responding to PRA requests, etc.), it’s a great opportunity for the right individual to get in on the ground floor and help us build a public information program. The position will report directly to our Deputy CAO and sit literally in the middle of the office with lots of support and interaction with management and the Board.
Phil Smith-Hanes, County Administrative Officer
PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST
$3,865 - $4,959 Monthly; Final Filing Date: April 18, 2012
A Public Information Specialist under general supervision, provides support to senior management staff and the Board of Supervisors in public information/relations activities, responds to public records requests, coordinates public information activities, makes recommendations and assists in the development and implementation of public information policy, practice and procedure and performs related work as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Receives requests for information under the Public Records Act; works with County Counsel, as necessary, to determine suitability of records as subject for disclosure; coordinates with appropriate departments and obtains, organizes and reviews requested information; determines time frames for response; drafts and prepares official response to public records requests for management signature; establishes and develops positive working relationships with news media, civic organizations and other community groups; receives inquiries from media representatives regarding County business and activities; performs necessary research and formulates responses; provides draft
responses for management review as necessary; gathers and prepares information regarding County business and activities for news release to media; contacts appropriate media representatives and arranges for news release; composes text for brochures, publications and other written or visual media materials; designs and coordinates production of such materials and distributes accordingly; coordinates disaster preparedness activities; participates in related meetings and drills; develops and prepares standard information releases for use in emergencies or disasters; maintains related systems, logs and files; responds/reports to Emergency Operations Center in the event of emergencies or disasters and assists Public Information Officer in acquiring, organizing and delivering risk communications and information; may serve as back-up or relief for Public Information Officer; assists management staff and elected officials in preparing public presentations; recommends policies and procedures pertaining to assigned responsibilities; prepares correspondence, reports and
other documents; maintains records; may represent the County before civic and community groups in disseminating public information; may arrange and conduct tours; performs related duties as assigned.
DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in Journalism, Public or Media Relations, or a closely related field, and one year of professional level experience in journalism or public relations, which included the development or publications and/or news releases and working with media representatives.
HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
EUREKA, CALIFORNIA 95501
TELEPHONE: (707) 476-2349; www.co.humboldt.ca.us/jobs
2.Budget and Research Analyst, Topeka, KS:
The City of Topeka, Kansas is seeking qualified candidates for a Budget & Research Analyst with the Financial Services Department. This position coordinates all facets of the City's annual budgets and performance measures, including revenue forecasting, communicating instructions for budget development to departments, compiling department budget requests, formatting all information into a proposed budget document, presenting the proposed budget to the City Manager and City Council, responding to council questions and requests for information about the budget, completing necessary forms for submitting the budget to Shawnee County and the State of Kansas, and producing a final budget document after City Council adoption. This position will perform quarterly analysis of the department budgets and performance measures. The position coordinates the development of the annual Capital Improvements Program. They will produce analyses on various financial and operational issues, and performs special projects as requested.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in accounting or public administration. (Preference of MPA and/or CPA) and must have five years of experience in government budgeting. Experience with Balance Scorecard budgeting method is preferred.
Electronic application for employment and full details available at www.topeka.org/employment
3.City Administrator, Cimarron, KS:
The City of Cimarron (pop. 2500) is seeking a City Administrator. Cimarron is a growing and progressive community located in southwestern Kansas. Position reports to Mayor and five (5) members of City Council.
Requires BA in public or business administration or related field, preferably in local government. City is seeking professional leaders with solid background in municipal government including community development and growth management, finance, staff team building, and creating strong community partnerships. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills desired along with experience in community visioning and consensus-based long range planning.
The starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive benefit package is included.
Send cover letter, resume, salary history and four work references to Patty Duncan, City of Cimarron, P.O. Box 467, Cimarron, KS 67835. Position open until filled. Inquiries regarding this position to Patty Duncan (620)-855-2215.
4.Fiscal Analyst, Fiscal Research Division, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC:
The Fiscal Research Division (FRD) has additional openings and needs your assistance in identifying strong candidates to join the Division. We are reaching out to the top public affairs institutions to share some information about our Division and employment opportunities.
FRD seeks dynamic individuals with strong analytical skills who can think quickly under pressure. Fiscal Research serves as the legislature’s primary budget and finance staff. Analysts are non-partisan and work for all 170 members of the House of Representatives and Senate who rely on FRD staff to provide objective analysis to help inform their deliberations.
The budget issues are complex, diverse and cross multiple subject areas. Fiscal Analysts work directly with legislators to develop the State’s $20 billion General Fund budget. FRD analysts, along with other General Assembly non-partisan staff, have a unique opportunity to provide counsel to policymakers and participate directly in the policy development process.
Please visit our website to learn more about FRD (http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/FiscalResearch/). If you have any questions about the vacancy announcement, please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our Director (email@example.com).
John Poteat, Senior Fiscal Analyst
Fiscal Research Division, NC General Assembly
5.EXECUTIVE OFFICE MANAGEMENT ANALYST II, Sacramento County, CA:
Under limited supervision, projects and monitors major revenue sources and provides County departments with complex budgetary, programmatic, and organizational oversight including reviewing, analyzing, preparing and coordinating these activities in accordance with the County Executive's Office and Board of Supervisors' policies and procedures.
Either: 1. Two years of full-time paid experience employed by the County of Sacramento in the class of CEO Management Analyst I, Associate Administrative Analyst or Administrative Services Officer II.
Or: 2a. Two years of full-time paid administrative experience performing duties in budget analysis, review and control; analysis and development of policies and procedures; and development, analysis, or administrative liaison activities for special projects or programs.
AND 2b. A Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, economics, accounting, human resources, or a field directly related to the administrative, management or fiscal duties of this class.
Review full job announcement and apply on-line at: www.saccountyjobs.com
IMPORTANT: A standard County of Sacramento application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted.
Resumes will not be considered in lieu of application. Postmarks not accepted. Apply by Monday, April 2, 2012 at 5 pm
6.Administrative Analyst, Public Works Department, Village of Northbrook, IL: The Village of Northbrook seeks qualified applicants to fill the new position of Administrative Analyst in the Public Works Department. This position is directly responsible to the Assistant to the Director of Public Works and assists with the management functions of the Department. The ideal candidate must be able to conduct professional analyses of the Department’s programs and services; coordinates the Department’s purchasing; assists in the timely dissemination of the Department’s information through the use of the Village’s website, newsletter, and other means; assists in the development of the Department’s Operating and Capital Budgets; and prepares financial reports as required. The successful candidate provides administrative assistance to the Public Works Department by developing and maintaining department reports, procedures, guidelines, and other policies.
Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential matters at all levels. The qualified individual must be self-directed and able to manage projects within defined deadlines. The selected candidate will possess an ability to maintain professional working relationships with others outside and within the Department. A bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, finance, or accounting is required with a master’s degree preferred. Position requires 1 year of experience in municipal work.
• Develops, interprets, and provides management of fiscal accounting and internal control activities to ensure compliance with established laws, policies and procedures, including overall financial operations of the Department’s accounting, budgetary, and other financial planning activities.
• Prepares and updates reports analyzing Department programs and services.
• Participates in the review, assembly, and distribution of Village Board agenda packets.
• Coordinates department purchasing within Village’s Purchasing Policy and Procedures.
• Participates in the development of the Department’s operating and capital budgets.
• Freedom of Information Act Officer (FOIA) for Public Works Department FOIA requests; direct public record requests to proper personnel for completion of FOIA documentation in timely manner.
• Develops and edits articles for weekly briefings and monthly Village newsletter
• Website content management.
• Prepares monthly and annual reports including appropriate department data and analysis.
• Prepares letters, memoranda, and other documents for the signature of the Public Works Director.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint; knowledge of or ability to learn GEMS, Payroll, and other Public Works Department Specific database management.
Position will be open until filled, however submittal by April 2, 2012 is encouraged.
Application form found at www.northbrook.il.us.
Qualified individuals interested in being considered for the position should send the application form, cover letter, resume and five professional references to: Village of Northbrook, Human Resources Manager, 1225 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, Il 60062 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with Administrative Analyst in the subject field.
7.ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR, Watsonville, CA:
The City of Watsonville (pop. approx. 51,500) is located in the beautiful Pajaro Valley, along scenic Monterey Bay just 95 miles south of San Francisco. Watsonville is a full service City seeking an Administrative Services Director to oversee Finance, Budgeting, Risk Management, and other related functions. The City has a total annual budget of approx. $100m and 350 dedicated employees. The ideal candidate will be a team leader with well developed technical and interpersonal skills. Experienced professionals with a broad background in public finance/accounting, revenue projection, financial planning/analysis, budget development, purchasing, expenditure control, etc. with at least four years in a management or supervisory capacity are encouraged to apply.
Position requires a relevant BS/BA degree and a Master's is desired. Please see http://www.cityofwatsonville.org for additional information an Experienced professional with a broad background in public finance/accounting, revenue projection, financial planning/analysis, budget development, purchasing, expenditure control with at least four years in a management or supervisory
capacity are encouraged to apply. Position requires a relevant BS/BA degree and a Master's degree is desired.d application or call 831.768.3020 to discuss this opportunity.
8.ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR, Livermore, CA:
The vibrant City of Livermore (pop. 82,000+), with a heritage of viticulture and status as a highly desirable community, has an integral part of the SF Bay Area and a successful competitor in the global market. With its wealth of research, technology, invention, arts, culture, western heritage, and vibrant wine industry, the community takes great pride in its outstanding school system, low crime rate, peaceful neighborhoods and open space.
The Administrative Services Department consists of the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology Divisions providing essential administrative services and support to internal and external customers of the City. The Department has 30.75 budgeted full-time employees and a budget of $4.6M. While the portfolio of the Administrative Services Director has three divisions, the emphasis will be on providing leadership and expertise in finance, given its critical importance to the City in these tough economic times.
The position requires six years of progressively responsible financial, human resources, information technology or combined experience in the public sector with at least three years of managerial experience in program planning and development, staff supervision, and budget preparation and management. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalency from an accredited college or university in business, accounting, finance, human resources, information technology, or related field is required. A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable. To apply, submit your letter of interest, resume, current salary and five work related references (email preferred) to Bill Avery or Paul Kimura by April 6, 2012. The salary range is $135,288 - $169,110 annually, DOQ. A formal job announcement is available at http://www.averyassoc.net/jobs.
Bill Avery or Paul Kimura
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
9.Administrative Assistant to the City Manager, City of Hermiston, OR:
The City of Hermiston is a growing area services and employment center in Northeastern Oregon. The community and area offer an incredible range of natural, recreational and cultural amenities within an hour's drive of the city. The City is seeking an individual with the right values and skills set for a long-term career in local government management. The person hired will assist the City Manager in all aspects of City operations, with particular emphasis in economic development, human resources management, advisory committees support and public information services.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in public or business administration or related field and two years experience in municipal government administrative services.
How to Apply: Submit resume and five work-related references to Ed Brookshier/ 180 NE 2nd St./ Hermiston, OR 97838 or email@example.com. by not later than March 30, 2012.
10.Assistant City Manager, City of Fayetteville, NC:
The City of Fayetteville is seeking dynamic local government professionals as candidates for an Assistant City Manager position. One of two ACM positions reporting directly to the City Manager, the vacancy was created by the resignation of an ACM who accepted a City Manager position in another state. The City of Fayetteville will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2012 and is home to Fort Bragg, the Army's headquarters for Airborne and Special Operations forces, and Pope Army Air Field. The City includes an historic downtown shopping area, numerous historic sites, seven museums, three colleges and universities, multiple entertainment venues, and award-winning golf courses. Fayetteville is conveniently located within two hours of hours of Myrtle Beach and other east coast beaches, as well as within close proximity to camping, fishing and hiking in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. The Assistant City Manager will serve as an ambassador, facilitator and representative of the City Manager's office. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teamwork and professionalism, outstanding supervisory, budgeting, and administrative skills, the interests of the entire community at heart, highly developed communications and listening skills and a demonstrated record of successfully managing and completing complex projects and assignments.
The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, political science or a related field. A graduate degree in business, public administration or a related field is preferred, but not required. Ten years of progressively responsible municipal work experience, with three year’s service as a city manager, assistant city manager or the equivalent is required.
Starting salary range is $100,000 to $130,000 annually depending on qualifications, with an excellent fringe benefit package.
Interested candidates should apply by March 23 to Heidi Voorhees at VoorheesAssociates.com/current-positions. For additional information contact Heidi Voorhees at HVoorhees@VAResume.com or at 847-580-4246.