FT job - City of San Jose - Management Fellowship
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Management Fellow (2 positions)
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Open to all ApplicantsRequisition #: CSJ-2007-0594Department: Human ResourcesOpen Date: July 02, 2007Close Date: July 12, 2007Benefit Level: Full-Time with BenefitsSalary: $58,358.98 to $73,227.23 (Annually)
San José , the "Capital of Silicon Valley" and county seat of Santa Clara County , is the third largest city in California , tenth largest in the nation and home to a population of 956,000 residents. Despite its size, San José remains a family and neighborhood-oriented City and is proud of its strong international flavor. San Jose is rated the " Safest Big City " in the U.S. , one of the "Most Livable Cities in the U.S. ," and the creator of the nationally regarded Strong Neighborhoods Initiative. Over 60 languages are spoken in San José , the three most common being English, Spanish and Vietnamese, and there is no racial majority in the city. With a central location between San Francisco to the north and Monterey/Carmel to the south, San José encompasses 177 square miles at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay .
San Jose is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the best places for businesses and careers. San José ranks first in the country in percentage of adults with college degrees (42%) and second in median household income. San José and Santa Clara Valley have an effective commuter and light rail system that strives to efficiently manage the heavy concentration of businesses, commuter traffic, and density of population. The City operates the Mineta San José International Airport , which has nearly 400 commercial departures and arrivals daily.
San José is home to the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world. San José is home to the largest concentration of patent holders in the U.S. , and its exchange of intellectual property contributes to the City's status as part of a federal International Trade Zone. While San José and Silicon Valley are largely associated with the technology industry, the City's business profile is diverse and healthy with the presence of robust commercial, retail, industrial, professional and service businesses. Current emerging industries in San Jose include bioresearch, nanotechnology and clean energy technology, particularly solar power.
Quality of life is considered extraordinary with 300 days of sunshine a year and an annual average temperature of 70 degrees. Those living and working in San José enjoy the City's many attractions, wineries, cultural and performing arts, sports and recreation opportunities in addition to year-round festivals and celebrations. Cultural and recreational activities include the Repertory Theater, the Tech Museum of Innovation and the HP Pavilion - home to the NHL Sharks. There is a state-of-the-art community ice center, several golf courses, parklands, active trail systems and gardens, an extensive parks and recreation system, and innovative community service programs for residents and visitors.
The City of San José is a full-service city, which operates under the Council-Manager form of government. City leaders strive to reflect a neighborhood-focused, economically innovative, and culturally relevant set of service delivery models.
The City Council is comprised of ten Councilmembers, elected by district, and a mayor who is elected at large. The Mayor and City Councilmembers are all elected to four-year, overlapping terms and are limited to two four-year terms. The City Council appoints six Charter Officers: the City Manager, Redevelopment Agency Director, City Clerk, City Attorney, City Auditor, and the Independent Police Auditor. All other appointments are made by the City Manager, although the Mayor and Council have confirmation authority for all department directors.
The City of San José is currently inviting applications for Management Fellow. Duties include assisting the City Manager and Department Directors on high priority projects for the City. In addition, duties may also include organizing, developing, researching, and evaluating City services and programs. As a Fellow, you will be expected to provide creative and innovative ideas to the City's government. You will participate in work rotations in three or four departments during the year-long program.
Your professional development may be augmented by participation in the:
- City Manager's weekly department head meetings
- City Council meetings on issues related to your assignments
- Meetings of various Council Committees and Commissions
- Senior and Executive Staff Meetings
- Monthly Management Meetings
- Attendance at local meetings of neighborhood or professional associations
- City workshops and trainings
- Professional Development forums
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities that have been identified as being important in the performance of this position:
- Ability to take initiative, be proactive, identify and act on issues and concerns quickly, and demonstrate a willingness to take risks.
- Ability to use good judgment, be highly principled, keep commitments and agreements, and conduct oneself in an ethical, honest and fair way.
- Ability to successfully manage multiple projects with short deadlines.
- Ability to communicate (orally and in written form) effectively and professionally.
- Ability to inspire teamwork, build relationships, practice tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in interpersonal relationships.
- Ability to take a healthy perspective on personal investment in work assignments while sense of humor and enjoyment of the work.
- Ability to appreciate and exhibit sensitivity to the rich multicultural and diverse environment that constitutes the City of San José .
- Flexibility to become involved in unfamiliar and challenging assignments of various subject matters.
- Willingness to adapt to different office environments, management styles, expectations, and job duties.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor.
Application and Selection Process
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please apply online.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the letter of interest, résumé and Management Fellow Essay. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be forwarded to the next phase of the selection process.
You will be prompted to provide a letter of interest and an essay in the online application process.
Management Fellow Essay
Please explain your ideas in response to the following essay prompt:
What is the biggest policy issue facing San José ? Propose recommendations for the City to successfully approach the issue.
If you have any questions regarding the duties for this position, the recruitment, selection or hiring processes, please contact Kelly Spivey at (408) 975-1448 or by email at kelly.spivey@...
If you have questions, comments or concerns about the recruitment, selection or hiring process, please contact Alice Cheung at (408) 975-1450.