Pay Grade: 43 The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) seeks applications for a Municipal Management Consultant in its Knoxville office. MTAS is an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service and provides consulting, technical assistance, training, and research services to Tennessee cities. The position provides professional advice and assistance in the area of municipal management primarily to an assigned set of cities in Tennessee, regardless of size, on a broad range of issues and problems. In addition to providing direct client assistance, the Management Consultant researches, develops and maintains timely reports on critical issues; teaches municipal training courses within the context of a well-defined training curriculum; and assists other consultants in the agency in the performance of individual and team projects. This position performs other special project work as assigned.
Qualifications Requirements: Education: The position requires a Master's degree or equivalent in Public Administration. Experience: This position requires at least five years employment in local government, including three years as a city manager or six years as an assistant city manager. Preference is given to experience as a city manager or assistant city manager in a city with a minimum 10,000 in population. Extra consideration will be given for additional experience city management or Tennessee specific experience. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The position requires knowledge and understanding of the problems faced by city officials. It requires independent planning and processing of projects, questions, training, etc. The work is performed in both in the field and the office and as such, requires constant scheduling and updating of work activities. The consultant must provide advice and assistance to city officials in the operation of their respective offices. In doing so, the consultant must also possess the following skills: 1) managerial, 2) analytical, 3) conceptual, and 4) interpersonal. These skills are used on a daily basis in identifying a specific city's problem and providing the advice and assistance to solve the problem. A high level of cognitive or intuitive skills are necessary to fully understand, design, and implement successful solutions to municipal problems. Each employee that drives a vehicle for work related business must have and maintain a valid driver license and insurance. This position requires extensive travel. Salary is based on a combination of professional experience and qualifications. Application Applicants must apply electronically and attach a cover letter, resume and three references with contact information.
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