CITY MANAGER

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Brief description

The position of city manager consists of coordinating all municipal services in accordance with the guidelines established by the council. Responsibilities include: financial administration, enforcement of regulations and decisions of the city council, and ensure communication between the council and employees, citizens and organizations.

Tasks

  • Plan, organize and coordinate the municipal administrative activities;
  • Ensure the compliance of operations and services with the policies established by the city council, applicable laws and regulations;
  • Ensure communication between the city council, officers and employees;
  • Manage programs and policies in human resources in compliance with the directives of the city council;
  • Develop and recommend annual and bi-annual budgets and business plans to the city council;
  • Prepare and manage operations, program and service budgets;
  • Perform financial administration; budget implementation, vouchers and documentation;
  • Orient objectives, priorities and municipal services for the needs of the community;
  • Cooperate with the city council, public and private organizations on community based projects;
  • Coordinate the preparation of reports; public policy, long term plans for municipal services.

Qualifications and requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying and to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions;
  • Ability to monitor or assess performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

 Competencies (in order of importance)

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Lines of communication

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Working conditions

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