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Deputy City ManagerCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #34-01 FLSA Exempt Non-Civil Service Identification Position Title: Deputy City Manager Department: City Manager’s Office Division: City Manager Immediate Supervisor: City Manager Job Summary Assists the City Manager in a broad range of projects, programs and other activities involving city government administration. Manages City Departments and Divisions, as well as other operations as assigned. Aids in determining collective bargaining strategies. Coordinates the review and revisions of the City’s operating and capital budgets along with the Finance Director. Serves as Acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager. Job Scope Directly supervises 2 to 8 employees. Indirectly responsible for approximately 25 to 75 employees. Monitors expenditures during the year and makes recommendations for budget modifications. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Communicates and coordinates with Administrative staff at all levels regarding issues involving City services including complaints, problems, policy issues and service delivery. Prepares for and attends City Council meetings; follows up meeting agenda with staff; communicates with Council members. Maintains daily contact with various City staff personnel and the general public and responds to requests and complaints. Makes presentations and represents the City at various meetings. Serves in interim Department Head roles as assigned by the City Manager. Coordinates and participates in collective bargaining, contract proposals, negotiations, impasse process and other personnel related matters Supervises City Divisions and Departments as assigned by the City Manager Leads the budget review process with the Finance Director; works with departments to refine budget requests as appropriate Monitors and authorizes budget expenditures for the Divisions supervised. Job Class #34-01 City Manager Page 2 Updated 05/13/2021 Prepares correspondence and administrative materials including reports, collective bargaining materials, policy statements, contracts and agreements, requests for proposals and resolutions. Manages special projects as assigned by the City Manager. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions Ability to transport self from building to building and to attend various functions and meetings at other sites either within or outside of the City. The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk or stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Master’s degree or other advanced degree or certification in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required. Five years’ experience minimum in municipal government administration required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must reside in the municipal limits of the City of Iowa City. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Supervisory experience in municipal government preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of principles and techniques of public administration. Skills in management, decision making, written and verbal communication, public relations, and interpersonal relations. Ability to read and understand technical materials, reports and journals and prepare administrative documents. Ability to develop and present mathematical budget information. Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, to residents, the City Council and employees. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.