Job Center FAQs
Our new job board functionality is integrated with the Alliance and ICMA web sites and our shared Knowledge Network. This allows for a more seamless interaction for both advertisers and job seekers. Features of the Job Center include:
Topic areas are a feature of the Alliance and ICMA's web sites and Knowledge Network. This is one of several features that sets our joint Job Center apart from the competition. Each job ad can be tagged with up to five topic areas, related to the job function or department. Topic tags help jobs appear across our web site, in topic pages, groups, and near relevant questions. For example, an ad for Sustainability Manager would appear in the Sustainability topic page, in the Sustainability group, or with the Brownfields or Solar Communities groups, helping your ad reach a wider and more relevant audience beyond direct visits to the Job Center or in the newsletter distribution.
Alliance members can post Professional/Staff, intern or fellow level jobs FREE of charge. When posting a Professional/Staff Level job use the Coupon Code: AFIjobs during checkout to receive these jobs for free.
CAO & Deputy CAO (City Manager/Administrator, Deputy/Assistant Manager)*
Senior Manager (Department Head, other senior manager)
All Other Professional/Staff Level
Visit the Ad Rates section on About the Job Center.
The Job Center is made to be self-service and designed to be intuitive and easy to use. Existing Knowledge Network users can begin entering an ad right away. New users will need to register for a free account (click here to create an account). For Alliance members, upon registering you will be automatically linked to your government through your email address and will be able to post jobs at the member rate.
Ads are active for 60 days and renewable easily from your account page. CAO/Deputy CAO ads also expire after 60 days, but you may renew these ads at no extra charge. Executive searches can take time and the Alliance and ICMA do not want communities burdened by additional recruitment costs if the first listing did not generate a sufficient candidate list.
Absolutely - purchase orders are integrated into the new platform for local government employers. Advertisers that do not work for the local government where the job opportunity is located (recruiting firms, for example) may request PO access by emailing email@example.com.
Ads go online immediately, even when using the purchase order option. If you would like your ad to have a delayed launch, email firstname.lastname@example.org before you complete the payment process and we can adjust your posting for a delayed release date.
Yes! Receipts and invoices are built-in to the new system! Under My Account, you can see your complete jobs history and print out a receipt or invoice copy at any time. You will also receive a copy of your receipt or invoice by email after your ad has been completed. Ads include complete cost and payment information, as well as a copy of the job ad.
Topic areas are a feature of the Knowledge Network, where you can find a complete list of topic areas. This is one of several features that sets the Job Center apart from the competition. Each job ad can be tagged with up to five topic areas, related to the job function or department. These topic tags help your job posting appear across the Alliance and ICMA web sites, in topic pages, groups, and near relevant questions. For example, an ad for Sustainability Manager would appear in the Sustainability topic page, in the Sustainability group, or with the Brownfields or Solar Communities groups, helping your ad reach a wider and more relevant audience beyond direct visits to the Job Center or in the newsletter distribution.
One of the nice features of the Job Center is that when you enter your organization’s name, it auto-populates data that has been collected by the Alliance and ICMA. This makes it easier for you, and keeps all the ads consistent. You can edit your organization information once it's populated, using the "edit" button before moving to the next screen. Population data is drawn from the most recent census (currently 2000). As soon as the 2010 census data is available your organizations population will be updated with the new information.
Currently, our system locks down ads after they are live (completed and paid for). If you need to make any changes or corrections, email email@example.com and we will assist you.
The Alliance for Innovation Member Promise: The Job Center is designed to be self-service. With that said, if you have any difficulty submitting a job, Alliance staff will assist you completing your posting as well as updating postings you have made. Contact us at 888.496.0944 (8:30AM-4:30PMET) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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