City of San Jose Management Fellowship
- Hi Dayana,
Attached is the job posting for the Management Fellow position. We are
looking for candidates who have completed a Masters degree in Business
Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field in
the previous 2 years. Thanks for being willing to pass this information
along to your recent graduates.
As for a quick description about this position from my perspective:
This is a unique opportunity to meet and learn from very skilled managers and
leaders in City government while also giving you a chance to explore
new sectors of work and apply your skills in a variety of different
Management Fellow, City Manager's Office
City of San Jose
801 North First Street, Room 436
San Jose, CA 95110
tele (408) 277-2483
fax (408) 277-3131
The City of San Jose
Invites your application for Management Fellow
San Jos� is the third largest city in California with a population of 926,200. Known as the �Capital of Silicon Valley,� it is home to 40% of the area�s advanced technology companies. San Jos� has been recognized as the safest large city in the United States, one of the nation�s best-managed cities, and one of the ten best cities in which to live and do business. The San Jos� metropolitan area has a thriving economy that is sustained in part by the high-tech manufacturing companies and related service businesses. The City is a national leader in exports and has strong economic ties with countries throughout the world.
San Jos� is a City proud of the cultural and ethnic diversity of its population and workforce, and the rich cultural identity of its many neighborhoods. Our residents speak more than 52 different languages. Japantown is a popular tourist stop and a cornerstone neighborhood full of tradition. Biblioteca LatinoAmericana, one of the City's innovative library branches, boasts one of the largest collections of Spanish language materials in Northern California.
San Jos� has long been known for its cultural and recreational activities, including its Repertory Theater, Opera, Civic Light Opera, Ballet San Jos� Silicon Valley and the HP Pavilion at San Jos�, which is home to the Sharks, a National Hockey League team. The City has numerous museums, theme parks, active trail systems, gardens, an extensive parks and recreation system, and community service programs for residents and visitors.
San Jos� and Santa Clara Valley have an effective commuter and light rail system to deal with the heavy concentration of businesses, commuter traffic, and density of population. The City operates the San Jos� International Airport, which has nearly 400 commercial departures and arrivals daily.
The City has an outstanding K-12 public school system. Institutions of higher education in the area include San Jos� State University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, California State University at Hayward, University of California at San Francisco, and San Francisco State University. There are also an extensive number of community colleges.
The City of San Jos� is a full-service city, which operates under the Council-Manager form of government. 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 Jos� is currently inviting applications for Management Fellow. Duties include assisting the City Manager and Department Directors in organizing, developing, researching, and evaluating City services and programs. As a Fellow, you will be expected to provide creative and innovative ideas to 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
* Attendance at local meetings of neighborhood or professional associations
* City workshops
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities that have been identified as being important in the performance of this position:
* Experience in taking initiative, being proactive, identifying and acting on issues and concerns quickly, and a willingness to take risks.
* Ability to use good judgment, be highly principled; keep commitments and agreements; and to conduct oneself in an ethical, honest and fair way.
* Ability to manage multiple projects with short deadlines.
* Strong writing and oral communication skills.
* Ability to inspire teamwork, build relationships, practice tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in interpersonal relationships.
* Ability to take a healthy perspective on his/her personal investment in the assignment while maintaining a sense of humor and enjoying the work.
* Appreciation of and sensitivity to the rich multicultural and diverse environment that constitutes the City of San Jos�.
This position requires a Master�s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field. You must have completed your degree requirement by July 1, 2004 or have graduated within the last two years.
Management Fellow Essay
Please provide an essay of no more than three pages explaining your ideas in response to this question:
1. What is the biggest policy issue facing San Jose and what can be done to address it?
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please submit a letter of interest, your resum�, and the Management Fellow Essay. The deadline for receipt of these items is Thursday, August 12, 2004.
The items can be submitted by e-mail (which is preferred) or regular mail, and should be addressed to:
City Manager�s Office
City of San Jos�
801 N. First Street, Room 436
San Jose, CA 95110
Please be advised that we will contact applicants selected for an interview by August 17, 2004. Interviews will be conducted August 18-19, 2004 in San Jos�, either in person or by telephone.
Dayana Salazar, Interim Chair
Urban and Regional Planning Department
San Jose State University