The City of Oklahoma City serves approximately 681,054 residents in a four (4) county, 621 square mile area. Twenty-two (22) City departments provide a wide array of municipal services and programs. Additionally, municipal trusts play a significant role in the operations of major facilities and services.
The Assistant City Manager reports to the City Manager and assists with the implementation of policies, goals and strategic priorities of the Mayor and City Council. The Assistant City Manager is assigned a group of administrative and operational departments, and through department directors, ensures municipal services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner. Knowledge of all aspects of public administration as it pertains to municipal government is required.
The ideal candidate must possess strong leadership skills and be a creative thinker, problem-solver, partnership builder, and someone who possesses exceptional analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate must be someone who thinks conceptually and systematically; envisions the future; clearly defines and articulates the vision; is responsive and proactive rather than reactive; and understands the political environment, priorities, processes and external factors impacting the city organization.
Candidates shall have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field, and a minimum of seven years’ experience in public sector management with an organization of similar size or complexity as the City of Oklahoma City. A master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field is preferred.