Job ID: 237246337

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
3 - 5 years
Job Description

City is seeking applicants for a full-time operations associate. This position is designed to support flexible duties, tasks and responsibilities depending on the knowledge, skills and interest of the employee.  The ideal applicant will have a proactive approach to problem solving, strong written and verbal communication skills, sound judgement and a capacity for professional and technical growth.  

Although the role is flexible and will evolve, the position’s initial responsibility will be providing executive support for Senior Staff including the City Administrator, Public Works Director and Parks and Recreation Director.  This support will range from general administrative tasks (calendars, customer service, memos, correspondence) to more complex technical and professional responsibilities including drafting reports, creating program schedules and agendas, coordinating procurement of services, vehicles and equipment; developing and maintaining work plan for assigned departments.

Knowledge, skills and capacity needed to succeed in the position include:

  • Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in office-related software and applications

  • Ability to develop and manipulate data in spreadsheets and online data applications

  • General knowledge of local government functional areas (public works, utilities, public safety, parks and recreation)

  • Capacity to understand and evaluate complex mathematical calculations

  • Ability to maintain complex administrative records and prepare reports from records

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, government officials and the general public.

  • Ability to communicate with executive officials and the general public with tact and diplomacy  

  • Ability to troubleshoot basic software issues and provide basic IT assistance/support to front line staff

Applicant must have significant, meaningful experience in a professional business environment (private sector, government or military).  Ideal candidate will have any combination of education and experience equivalent to attainment of a college degree, associate degree or diploma or its equivalent and at least four years extensive, increasingly responsible experience in administrative, professional or technical positions.


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