JOB: Deputy City Manager, Mercer Island, WA

Home Forums Job Openings JOB: Deputy City Manager, Mercer Island, WA

This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  Corey McCarren 6 years, 9 months ago.

  • Author
  • #153587

    Corey McCarren

    Deputy City Manager

    Job ID: 9586416
    Position Title: Deputy City Manager
    Company Name: City of Mercer Island
    Job Function: Administration and Management
    Entry Level: No
    Job Type: Full-Time
    Location(s): Mercer Island, Washington, United States
    Posted: February 13, 2012
    Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
    Min Experience: 3-5 Years
    Required Travel: None
    Security Clearance: Public Trust
    Salary: $140,000.00 – $150,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

    Job Description

    The Deputy City Manager’s (DCM’s) position has three critical functions at the City: That of an internal service consultant and advisor to the Leadership Team, primary contact point for day-to-day administration of the City, and assisting the City Manager with the top policy objectives and initiatives of the City Council. The DCM is the primary individual who, working with the City Manager, develops solutions and implementation of top priority initiatives emanating from the City Manager and City Council. The DCM is the Leadership Team’s “Champion of Core Values”, provides overall quality control regarding management initiatives, and ensures that details are accurate and relevant for those projects and presentations placed before the City Council for consideration.

    The DCM will also serve as the supervisor of the Directors of Human Resources, Maintenance, and Parks & Recreation. The DCM also provides oversight for the City Clerk, Information and Geographical Services, and Public Communications. The DCM serves as a primary advisor to the City Manager and provides a counterbalance and appropriate equilibrium between competing staff recommendations or requests to the City Manager’s Office. In effect, the DCM is the City Manager’s “alter-ego”, confidant, and sounding board.

    At times, the DCM will be expected to facilitate Leadership Team (Department Directors) activities in a non-intrusive manner while holding directors accountable for achieving City Council goals. In addition to his/her operating responsibilities, the DCM will be principally responsible for the strategic management of the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget, assist the City Manager in maintaining close working liaison with regional organizations such as King County, Sound Transit, the State of Washington, Suburban Cities Association, the e-City Government Alliance and others. The City has a strong commitment to community sustainability. Along with the City Manager, the DCM will provide primary leadership for the City organization and community in advancing adopted sustainability goals.

    At the direction of the City Manager, the DCM will establish viable relationships with community interest groups, the media and other organizations with interest in Mercer Island.

    To apply for this job, visit

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.