Open/Promotional/Internal Recruitment


$11,615 - $14,821 per month

Plus Superior Benefits


Open:  March 28, 2013                                                                                                                                                                      Final Filing Date:  May 23, 2013



Under general direction of the City Manager and in accordance with established procedures assists the City Manager in directing the operations of all departments in compliance with policies established by the City Council; serves as City Manager in the City Manager’s absence; provides direct supervision to City Manager's Office staff and provides direction to department directors; performs related duties as required pursuant to provisions of the Municipal Code.



Meet with the City Manager and City Council and individual Council members to discuss the conditions and needs of the City; prepare reports, recommendations or respond as needed or as requested by the City Manager; meet with departmental directors and staff to review, plan and discuss policies, programs, strategies and issues of concern; confer with or address the business community, citizens and others to discuss City needs and related problems and issues; provide information and assistance to civic organizations dealing with specific problems affecting the City’s welfare; coordinate the activities of the City government with contracted agencies not under the direct supervision of the City Manager; evaluate and direct the work of subordinate staff; participate in selection of department directors; supervise the daily operations of the City Manager's Office and staff; supervises, trains and evaluates personnel; provide direct guidance to specialized areas such as rent control, grant administration, and human relations; assists the City Manager in preparing and administering the City budget; mediates and resolves operational conflicts between and within City departments; prepares reports, studies and recommendations on a wide variety of administrative or management policies; provides staff support to various committees and commissions; serves on primary emergency response team in case of emergency or disaster pursuant to the City Emergency Plan; performs related duties as required.



Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration or related field.  A Master’s degree is desirable.  Five (5) years increasingly responsible administrative management experience in the planning, coordinating and financing of a municipality or public agency.


Knowledge of:

City charter provisions governing the management of City activities and services; principles and practices of public administration; management theory and practice; City organization, operations, policies and objectives; community and public relations; applicable City ordinances; budget preparation and management; principles and practices of administration, supervision and training; applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures; principles and techniques of public speaking and public relations; software programs to operate personal computer.

Skill and Ability to:

Administer City operations in accordance with the City Charter and establish policies of the City Council; ensure that City program objectives are met; plan and administer a balanced budget; plan, direct and coordinate City departments and programs; maintain effective community and public relations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare and review reports and budgets; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; attend, chair and provide leadership to various meetings and committees; meet schedules and time lines; plan and organize work; operate personal computer; direct and evaluate the work of others; present ideas and concepts persuasively in speaking before groups; review and approve official documents according to established guidelines and limits; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.



Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License is required.  Employees in this classification will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record.


Working Conditions:

Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Positions in this class normally require vision (which may be corrected) to read small print; perform work which is primarily sedentary; required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch; required to reach with hands and arms; required to use hands for  grasping, handling, writing, or computer keyboard; operate a personal computer and other office equipment; required to talk or hear to accomplish work; are subject to inside and occasional outside environmental conditions; attend evening meetings, work weekends and/or travel within and out of City boundaries on City business; participate on the City’s emergency response team; use a City and/or personal vehicle in the course of employment.



Applications may be obtained from Human Resources, Carson City Hall, 701 East Carson Street, Carson, CA  90745, or by calling 1.310.952.1736 (Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.).  A completed original City of Carson employment application must be received by Human Resources NO LATER THAN 6:00 P.M., THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013 to be considered in the selection process.  A résumé may be submitted with, but cannot substitute for a completed original City of Carson employment application.  PHOTOCOPIED APPLICATIONS, POSTMARKS, AND FACSIMILES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.



Applications will be screened and evaluated for relevant training and experience.  The best qualified applicants may be invited to an examination process.  The eligibility list will be established in accordance with the City’s Personnel Rules, Rule VI, Employment List Procedures.



The City of Carson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call Human Resources for assistance at 1.310.952.1736.


The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provision contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.  All statements made on the job application are subject to investigation and/or verification.  Inaccurate and/or false statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligibility list or discharge from employment.


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