Deputy City Manager

Deputy City Manager

Website watertowngov City of Watertown


The City of Watertown MA (population 35,000) is a thriving diverse community providing full municipal services.  We seek a highly qualified, skilled professional to join the management team as the Deputy City Manager.  This position is a leadership role in the City of Watertown, assisting the City Manager with a variety of complex administrative, budget and technical duties in the daily administration of the City government. The work is performed under the direction of the City Manager in accordance with City ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. This position serves as the liaison to the various City departments, develops and recommends policies, procedures, regulations and laws to improve City operations and services; provides information and staff support to the City Council in the development of policy initiatives; assists senior management team with preparation of the annual operating budget, long range and financial planning; attends meetings as needed to represent the City Manager; serves in the role of or supervises the staff serving in the role of Community Engagement Officer, and performs similar or related work as required or as the situation dictates. Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, finance, or communications is required, with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in staff supervision, strategic planning and community engagement preferably in a Massachusetts local government, or equivalent. Must be able to maintain effective working relationships, be able to multitask in an efficient manner, complete tasks on time and work independently.  Master’s degree in public administration as well as public sector management experience is highly desired.  Excellent interpersonal skills, computer skills, organizational and planning skills and supervisory skills.  Salary Range:   $130,535 – $153,764 plus an excellent benefit package.  To Apply:        A Watertown application form is available at in the employment tab or at the Personnel Department.  An application form with cover letter and resume is accepted by email;, fax 1-617-923-8195 or at the Personnel Office, 149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.  Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled.  AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. When you work for Watertown you don’t just earn a paycheck, you get the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

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