CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
posted until filled
This is a senior staff position under the direct supervision of the Mayor tasked with assisting the Administration in coordinating and improving the departments, offices and agencies that make up the municipal government organization. The role of this position seeks to champion the vision of the Mayor internally and externally by valuing diversity, equity and inclusion for all City employees and constituents, as well as maintain an unyielding focus at all times on what is best for residents and for the City. Work involves responsibility for assuring that services to residents are delivered fairly and cost-effectively in a data-driven approach to government. Emphasis is on independent problem-solving in the conduct of the government on behalf of the Mayor; and, on fostering a team-centered environment that inspires collaboration and supports all colleagues in leveraging their passions towards advancement of public service. This position manages seven department heads which employ hundreds of staff. Expectations for the management role of this position is to remain deeply committed to developing and bringing out the strengths of City departments while holding staff accountable for their goals and the Mayor’s desired programmatic, financial and operational outcomes.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS include:
Preference given to candidates with a Masters’ Degree in public administration, and at least 10-years high-level experience in government management administration; and any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Thorough knowledge of legislation and policies that affect local government, including familiarity with municipal law, finance and labor relations. Skilled in strategic planning, project management, and organization; able to focus on key organizational priorities without losing sight of the details. Demonstrated experience with and commitment to collaborative management and team building, alongside evidence of success in building relationships and fostering alliances among a diversity of people to accomplish goals. Experience with budget preparation and management for multiple departments in a state, local or county government. Ability to demonstrate cultural competency and self-reflection in providing leadership and in understanding the effects of race, class, ethnicity, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin in society and on policy making.
Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.
See job posting and description for all requirements.
INSTRUCTIONS to apply:
In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application during the posting period via the online application portal.
2) Click on the “Employment Opportunities” link in the right margin (or found under “Expand Menu” if on a handheld device) and follow all instructions provided on that page. You will need a valid, working email address to apply.
Applications for this position only accepted online at https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/ .
If you experience technical difficulties in the online application process, please contact our office at 203-946-8252 or email NHJobs@newhavenct.gov.