JOB: Management Assistant, City of Long Beach, California

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    Patrick Fiorenza

    Management Assistant, City of Long Beach

    Post Date Nov 17, 2011 Salary $51,000
    Start Date 6/25/2012
    Application Deadline 01/27/2012
    ICMA Members Only No ICMA Credential (Details) not required
    Normal Population 462,000 Seasonal Population
    Employer Location Long Beach, California United States Job Reference Number
    Management Assistant, Long Beach, Fellowship, Public Policy, Urban Planning
    Job Description
    For the past 32 years, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program has been attracting the country’s top graduate students to work in the exciting field of local government. The Management Assistant Program provides talented individuals with the experience needed to gain the knowledge and skills to be effective local government leaders, while making a difference in California’s 7th largest and most diverse City.

    Engaging Rotations: Learn about the challenges and opportunities of managing a large organization by working under the direction of the City Manager in four different departments during your year as a Management Assistant, including the City Manager’s Office and Financial Management.

    Access to Executive Management: Work alongside highly accomplished career managers and be privy to the highest level of executive decision-making. The expectations and the workload for Management Assistants are very high, and the program participants provide direct support to the organization’s top management.

    High-Priority Projects: Develop your management skills by taking a leadership role on challenging citywide projects. Management Assistants are considered key members of the City Management Team and are given assignments in critical areas that develop project management, program evaluation, report writing, research, presentation and analytical skills.

    Career Advancement: Jump-start your career in organizational leadership and prepare yourself for the next step. Management Assistants who successfully complete the one-year program are well prepared to compete for professional positions within the City.

    For more information:

    To Apply:

    Submit one (1) copy of the following documents by email:
    § Resume including honors, work experience and school/extracurricular activities. Names and telephone numbers of three references, one of which must be a faculty member.
    § Complete graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial, scanned copies accepted).
    § Responses to the following three questions. (Responses should be no more than two pages per question.)
    1. How will serving as a Management Assistant with the City of Long Beach assist you in obtaining your career goals, and what is it about the City of Long Beach that makes this your position of choice? Please include your short-term and long-term career objectives.
    2. Describe the most complex analysis that you have completed either in a past internship, job or school assignment. Please specify where you completed the analysis, why it was done, what the outcome of the analysis was and any analytical tools used to complete the project.
    3. Describe what qualities you possess that you believe will make you successful as a Management Assistant in the City of Long Beach.

    Please send application materials to:

    [email protected]

    Please include your name and

    Nancy Villasenor
    333 W. Ocean Blvd. 13th Floor
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    United States
    Ph: 562-570-6060
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Long Beach Information

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