First review of applications will begin on Friday, March 1, 2024.
Note: This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of "Continuous." If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. Applications may no longer be considered once a candidate to fill the position is identified. This job announcement will close when the position(s) have been filled and may close at any time.
To Apply: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time.
The Deputy City Manager of Operations is an executive staff management position reporting directly to the City Manager. This position performs complex professional and administrative work in assisting the City Manager in a variety of assignments primarily relating to the planning, direction, control and evaluation of the operations and programs of the City Government, City-wide initiatives, City Council strategic priorities, the coordination of the City's operating and capital improvement budgets.
This position works collaboratively with Department Directors, Assistant Directors and other senior leadership within the organization to support the City Manager. This is accomplished by serving as a trusted policy advisor and analyst to the City Manager, ensuring priorities are strategically managed and results measured, and service delivery meets and aligns with established organizational performance standards. Specific assignments may include the oversight of specific departments, the City's community engagement initiatives, responding to inquiries from the City Council and the public and overseeing and participating in the planning and administration of major projects and programs. Does related work as required.
The City Manager has direct supervision of the City's departments; however the Deputy City Manager of Operations is expected to work closely with City departments on behalf of the City Manager. Reports to the City Manager and may act in their absence. Primarily and most frequently the work done here is performed as a leader or director with broad functional areas and more expertise and strategic focus. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, and at least five (5) professional references. Reasonable relocation assistance may be available.
The preferred hiring amount for this position is between $175,011.20 to $205,171.20 Annually. Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City's retirement options, gym membership reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, and continuing education/training opportunities. This position is also eligible to receive 80 hours of discretionary leave per calendar year.
The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS and there are certain provisions that must be met. For questions pertaining to the Portability Agreement, please contact the City's Benefits Administrator at 434-970-3462.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, economics, business or public administration, or other local government services field.
At least five (5) years of experience in a Director level position, an equivalent or higher-level position; preference for 10 or more years.
Demonstrated experience as a senior member of a management team is required.
Master's degree preferred.
Preference for experience with collective bargaining and finance.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.
The City of Charlottesville is located in west Central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Situated within the upper Piedmont Plateau, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the headwaters of the Rivanna River, Charlottesville was established as a town in 1762 by the Virginia General Assembly, and was incorporated as an independent city in 1888. As a result of eight annexations, the most recent of which was effective in 1968, the City now encompasses a land area of 10.4 square miles. The City is autonomous and entirely independent of any county or any other political subdivision. It does not have the same boundaries with or is not subject to taxation by any county or school district, and is not liable for any county or school district indebtedness.