Public Services Area Administrator - City of Ann Arbor, MI
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Salary: $117,499 to $152,748
The City of Ann Arbor (population 124,000) is seeking a strong leader with a proven record of accomplishment to manage a broad range of significant public service activities in the community. Ann Arbor spans 28.97 square miles and is frequently recognized as a highly desirable place to live, learn, work, thrive, and visit. The City’s mission is to deliver exceptional services that sustain and enhance a vibrant, safe, and diverse community. Ann Arbor is many things, including a bustling university town, culinary hotspot, and a tech hub with a walkable downtown that includes world-class arts and culture.
The Public Services Area Administrator is appointed by and reports to the City Administrator’s Office to provide leadership as well as administrative, budgetary, and communications support for five units that provide services for the City of Ann Arbor: the Engineering Unit, the Public Works Unit, the Systems Planning Services Unit, the Wastewater Recovery Unit, and the Water Treatment Service Unit.
The Ideal Candidate will…
Be a proven problem-solver who completely embraces institutionalizing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Be a strong partner with the City Administrator and the management team, with a reputation for personal and professional integrity, trustworthiness and open-mindedness and a commitment to building a collaborative environment dedicated to teamwork and accountability to support continuous improvement.
Be an outstanding communicator across the organization and in the community, facilitating actions necessary to achieve success in the future.
Be a highly personable individual who is engaging and feels at ease speaking to and interacting with groups of all sizes and backgrounds.
Have demonstrated ingenuity, inventiveness, and outstanding leadership traits in the performance of his/her duties.
Have shown the fiscal acumen to foster and support well-planned and well-delivered public services.
Have demonstrated the ability to handle complexity and manage in a multifaceted environment.
Be highly creative and encourage creativity in others throughout the organization.
Have demonstrated the ability to maintain an environment that fosters positive relations with all relevant labor groups.
Have demonstrated an outstanding ability to work with and earn the respect and trust of his/her fellow staff members, elected leaders, and community residents.
A bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field is required, with a master’s degree preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of seven years of successful local government experience as a department director or administrator in a large organization, as well as significant experience in more than one of the following areas: water quality and water utility operations, especially drinking water and wastewater compliance and quality; multi-modal transportation, especially infrastructure designed for pedestrian safety and walkability; solid waste management and pickup, especially in a downtown setting; and a familiarity with and commitment to implementing sustainable solutions to lower carbon emissions in the municipality and the community.
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