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Seeking an Assistant City Manager or Assistant to the City Manager Position

Silas Clarke
Silas Clarke asked

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My name is Silas Clarke and I recently graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with an MPA, specialization in local government. I’m currently seeking an Assistant City Manager or Assistant to the City Manager position and am trying to get my name out there.

I worked for the City of Omaha for over four years as the Assistant Grant Administrator/Budget Analysis. My appointment ended after the Mayor decided not to run for reelection in 2009. I also worked as a temporary coordinator in the small city of Onawa, Iowa for three month this year creating their first Capital Improvement Plan. Since I left my position at the City of Omaha, I have been a Project Coordinator for the University of Nebraska at Omaha and am trying to get back into local government.

I welcome any advice you may have and would greatly appreciate hearing about job opportunities that are not advertised national. I can be reached through the ICMA website or at

Thank you,
Silas Clarke


Deborah Thalasitis

You may want to check "League of Cities" internet sites for any state you may be interested in working in. Some of the smaller municipalities will post opportunities on those sites rather than the national sites.

Shane Hale
Shane Hale said

The City of Wheatridge, CO is looking for a City Manager Fellow. I'm not too sure if it's what you're looking for, but the description is listed in the job section under recognized CAO's.

Maya Williams

check out, career page, and You will probably have to do some relocating in this market. Get involved with your local ICMA chapter and your local management assistants group. Network, network, network.

Maya Williams

Assistant to the City Manager

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Essential Information
Employer City of Newport Beach
Street Address 3300 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Phone 949-644-3298
Fax 949-718-1858
Website URL

The City of Newport Beach, one of Southern California’s most scenic and dynamic beach communities, has a full-time opening for Assistant to the City Manager in the City Manager Department.

The Assistant to the City Manager provides complex administrative support to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager by managing critical or sensitive projects and priorities established by the City Council, provide high level research, analysis and reports; examines policy and program issues and provides consultation to staff. Candidate will work closely with City staff and outside agencies on City and community projects and administer program activities as assigned. Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work in a fast-paced

The Assistant to the City Manager position requires a Bachelor’s degree, five years of responsible professional public sector program administration experience including one year of supervisory responsibility and a valid California’s driver’s license.

Apply by: August 16, 2010, at 5:00 PM
For a complete description and to apply on-line, visit our
website at No faxes accepted. EOE. City of Newport Beach, Human Resources Department, 3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663, Phone number (949) 644-3298.

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Contact: Kelsey Nash

Contact Email:

Industry: Public Sector

Manages Others: no

Deadline Information: 5:00 PM

Salary: DOE

Salary Range: $9,018.53 - $10,959.87

Benefits: For benefit information please see job posting.

Job Duration/Time: Full-time

County: Orange

Charlene Stevens

I agree with many of the suggestions above, especially looking at League sites. You also need to decide how willing you are to relocate? You might also consider trying to schedule some informational meetings with Administators or Managers in your area, offer to work on an interim project basis for example.

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