The Assistant City Manager serves a vital leadership role in the organization, while supporting the City Manager’s efforts to implement the City Council’s goals and policies. This position will continue the focus on Hillsboro’s strong reputation for being strategic and forward thinking as the City continues to grow, and will work to ensure Hillsboro’s new and existing infrastructure will serve the needs of the community for many years to come.
With an eye on innovation, this position will lead several City departments and work groups that may include any combination of the Public Works, Water, Economic and Community Development, Finance, and Information Services Departments. The Assistant City Manager will report directly to the City Manager and collaborate with their peer Assistant City Manager to ensure cross-departmental collaboration and open, effective communication.
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About the City of Hillsboro
While greatly respecting tradition, Hillsboro is unlike a traditional City government. It is a financially conservative, yet innovative and forward-thinking, full-service City. Hillsboro takes pride in being open, entrepreneurial, and cooperative in serving residents, community members, businesses, and community partners. Success to Hillsboro means working together to provide excellent municipal services and plan for a bright future for the community.
Bold and optimistic, Hillsboro is growing rapidly and with a purpose — to be the best City government imaginable. The City strives to be the public employer of choice, and employees continually look for opportunities to create the best working environment. Hillsboro is more than a city government. It is a set of values and personality traits that reflect the spirit of the community.
The City of Hillsboro enjoys a reputation of excellence in its long-term strategic and fiscal planning. With a FY 2019-20 adopted budget of $640 million, the City is served by 830 full-time and 473 part-time/temporary employees who work in 12 City departments: the City Manager’s Office, Community Development, Economic Development, Finance, Fire & Rescue, Human Resources, Information Services, Library, Parks & Recreation, Police, Public Works, and Water.
The Assistant City Manager understands and appreciates public service, providing quality of life services and, above all, values a sense of community. The ideal candidate embraces Hillsboro’s culture and adheres to and delivers on the values and mission of the City. The Assistant City Manager brings a broad and diverse background into public service, ideally in a leadership role. Previous local government experience is highly preferred. The successful candidate has a combination of skills and education that enable success as Hillsboro’s Assistant City Manager, such as a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of related experience.
To Be Considered
Cover letters expressing your interest in the City of Hillsboro and how you would succeed in the role should be addressed to Heather Gantz. Please submit your resume and cover letter via Waldron’s Candidate Web Portal. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and no later than November 17, 2019.