Do you want to work in a historic city with a cool urban vibe that rejects the cookie-cutter, strip mall mentality? If so, come join our team!
With over 40,000 people and 200 years of heritage, Covington offers small-city charm and big-city benefits – sitting just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati but boasting a more laid-back way of life. Some two dozen neighborhoods boast their own character, its population is diverse on a number of levels, and its downtown offers an eclectic array of authentic restaurants, bars, event centers and small businesses.
Covington enjoys an extremely engaged business and neighborhood community and that is why it is important that we have an Assistant City Manager who understands the impact of policies on a local government and who can undertake public policy analysis that will be used by the City Commission and the City Manager.
This position will serve as an advocate of the City’s positions on issues in the State Legislature, regional governmental boards/associations as well as developing relationships with other municipalities and other local government agencies. Will also monitor and analyze policy changes within the City government.
Additional duties include assisting in collective bargaining negotiations and special projects.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to develop and direct a program for maintaining contact with legislative and political leaders to obtain results on the City’s legislative objectives.
Advises the City Manager and Elected Officials on various intergovernmental relationships and policies.
Resolves differences between City of Covington and other political jurisdictions through conferences and discussions.
Thorough knowledge of government policies specifically to local government operations.
Uses logic and reasoning to analyze, understand, and evaluate complex situations, policies and proposals, while exercising appropriate judgment in establishing priorities. Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions, among other things.
Ability to develop and maintain a cooperative and professional relationship with employees, citizens, community and private organizations, elected officials, boards and commissions. Handles all interactions with poise, tact, and diplomacy.
Skill in effective oral presentations in a concise and effective manner, work diplomatically amongst people with divergent opinions.
Listen and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people and attend or conduct various meetings as required.
General knowledge of office electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Government or related field and a minimum of 7 years related work experience with 3-5 years at a management level.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Driver’s License
About City of Covington
With over 40,000 people and 200 years of heritage, Covington offers small-city charm and big-city benefits – sitting just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati but boasting a more laid-back way of life. Some two dozen neighborhoods boast their own character, its population is diverse on a number of levels, and its downtown offers an eclectic array of authentic restaurants, bars, event centers and small business.