Management Consultant - Municipal Technical Advisory Service - 19000001YI
Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 43
Position provides professional advice and assistance in the area of municipal management to an assigned set of cities in Tennessee, regardless of size, on a broad range of issues and problems, to various state agencies, Tennessee Municipal League, to individual state legislators, as well as various state associations of municipal officials. In addition to providing direct client assistance, this position researches, develops and maintains timely information on critical issues, and teaches multiple 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. Performs other special project work as assigned.
Provides professional advice and assistance primarily to elected and appointed municipal officials. Also, provides advice and assistance to non-city clients such as elected and staff members of the Tennessee General Assembly, employees of state agencies, staff of the Tennessee Municipal League, and officers of professional associations of municipal officials. Professional advice covers a broad range of issues and problems. A project may be as complex as strategic planning, comprehensive reorganization of a city, a council retreat, or providing the answer to a question. Develops and maintains close working relationships with both elected and appointed city officials for the assigned cities. Instructs training courses for city officials. Maintains an area (or areas) of specialization and serves as the in-house expert to MTAS staff in that area - such as zoning, risk management, economic development, or parks and recreation.
Researches, drafts, and maintains information on critical issues that are geared to various reader levels of legal sophistication and managerial experience, including articles for the Tennessee Municipal League's newspaper, Tennessee Town and City, technical reports, and on-line information for municipal officials, and employees.
Administration and Professional Development - Includes team meetings, agency meetings and retreats, IPS meetings and retreats, maintaining records on all relevant activities, including the agency databases for work products from projects and questions for use of other consultants and for reference by cities. Includes activities related to keeping current in the fields of expertise. This involves time at professional meetings and conferences, seminars and training classes, professional reading, and computer training.
Master's degree in Public Administration or related field required.
Required level/type of experience and/or years of experience:
This position requires at least five years employment in local government and including three years as a city manager or six years as an assistant city manager.
Preferred level/type of experience and/or years of experience:
Prefer 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.
Requires knowledge and understanding of the problems faced by city officials. Front-line city manager experience is necessary to establish credibility and effective working relationships with city officials. Requires independent planning and processing of projects, questions, training, etc. The work is both in the field as well as time spent in 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.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.