Under direction, the Special Projects Manager, with the working title of Office of Violence Prevention Manager, performs highly responsible, complex, and varied professional administrative and analytical work in the development, implementation, and administration of Citywide programs or projects and the implementation of Citywide strategic initiatives; conducts organizational analysis, operational audits and analysis; productivity studies, and other complex analysis; conducts, budget review and analysis; evaluates impact of new or proposed legislation; and coordinates activities of the City Manager’s office with other departments, divisions, and/or outside agencies. To apply for this position, visit: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/.
IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT
The Office of Violence Prevention Manager serves as the City’s staff resource for gang prevention and intervention and coordinates a comprehensive effort to address youth and gang violence. The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) was created to respond to increased gang activity in the City of Sacramento and consists of two staff: the OVP Manager and a Program Analyst. The OVP Manager is an expert in violence reduction programs and grant management who uses the latest research and best practices with an intentional focus on prevention and intervention services to gang impacted populations. The ideal candidate will be a trust builder, collaborator, effective communicator and detail oriented with strong follow through. The position requires a candidate with political tack and professional integrity. To learn more about the Office of Violence Prevention, visit: https://www.cityofsacramento.org/City-Manager/Divisions-Programs/Office-of-Violence-Prevention.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinates major citywide programs or projects; coordinates strategic planning efforts; conducts complex studies, surveys, and focus groups; collects information of difficult operational and administrative problems; compiles and analyzes information, develops and evaluates options, prepares and presents recommendations for review by management.
- Confers with department heads, employees, and interested parties regarding existing and proposed policies and procedures; assists in development and implementation of policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.
- Conducts detailed and complex organizational studies pertaining to work flow, time and cost factors, administrative systems, records and filing systems, procedures, staffing levels, and organizational structures to determine potential areas for organizational improvement.
- Coordinates and participates in the preparation of the annual operating and capital improvement budgets; evaluates requests for additional funding, projects, and other supplemental requests; assists in monitoring and controlling budget activities.
- Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of new or proposed legislation, rules, and regulations; confers with affected parties; determines potential impacts to City operations and finances, and reports findings; analyzes, interprets, and applies policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Coordinates activities of the City Manager’s Office with City departments and division, and with outside agencies; meets with citizen groups, represents the city in the community, at meetings, and at conferences.
- Performs other or related duties as assigned.
- Advanced principles, practices and techniques of public administration and public policy.
- Principles and practices of organization, management, supervision, and team building.
- Advanced principles and practices of organizational, financial, and policy analysis.
- Principles, methods, and practices of municipal finance, budgeting, and accounting.
- Advanced research, analytical, and statistical methods, techniques, and procedures.
- Project management.
- Computer applications including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation software.
- Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
- Technical report writing.
- Use of modern office equipment, including computers, computer applications and software.
- Analyze a variety of complex administrative and organizational problems and to make sound policy and procedural recommendations.
- Communicate clearly, verbally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Interpret and apply laws, regulations, and policies.
- Prepare comprehensive and accurate reports.
- Work effectively with sensitive and confidential information in a political environment.
- Adjust to rapidly shifting priorities and timelines.
- Work effectively with multidisciplinary teams.
- Facilitate groups.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Five years of professional level governmental administrative and analytical experience in municipal government including two years of professional level experience in one or more of the following: budget, strategic planning, policy analysis, organizational development, or personnel management.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration or a closely related field.
A post-graduate degree may substitute for one year of the required professional level governmental administrative and analytical experience.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.THE SELECTION PROCEDURE
To apply for this position and/or to learn more about the application, review, and selection process, visit: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/.