30 days old

Assistant City Administrator/Talent and Strategy Director

City of West Allis
West Allis, Wisconsin 53214
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

A forward-thinking, high-impact, low-ego servant leader motivated by the advancement of the City and high-quality, cost effective service delivery for the citizens of the City of West Allis; Acts in the capacity of City Administrator in their absence; Assumes management responsibility for assigned function and services of the City including overseeing of assigned departments; Serves as the Human Resources Director for the City; Participates in the development of the city's operating and capital improvement, and enterprise budgets; Oversees and implements a variety of special projects; Assists the City Administrator in the coordination of interdepartmental activities; Collaborates in the development and implementation of City policies & procedures.

Daily Direction of the City
  • Communicates and Demonstrates Support and Implements initiatives that accomplish for the City's Strategic Plan, Mission, Vision, Core Values and Competencies
  • Communicates and Interacts with Elected and Appointed Officials, Boards, Commissions, Employees, Citizens, Business Owners and Visitors
  • Works cooperatively with City Administrator and other Executive Leadership Team Members to ensure effective coordination and cooperation among departments in meeting the common goal of providing high quality services
  • Support a culture of innovation and continuous improvement through the utilization of  continuous improvement techniques, process improvement and technological competencies
  • Designs, develops, and implements enterprise change management and continuous improvement programs in collaboration aligned with Common Council initiatives and in collaboration with affected departments
Administrative Support
  • Works with the City Administrator to align, coordinate, and direct interdepartmental efforts  based on the direction and policy set by the Common Council
  • Assists City Administrator in researching, analyzing, writing policy documents and position papers, developing and implementing organizational projects, issues, structures, programs and procedures
  • Initiates action to improve departmental and City operations, employee performance, morale and work methods
  • Researches topics, collects data, collates information, prepares reports and presents findings to City Administrator and other parties as directed
  • Attends various meetings on behalf of the City Administrator
  • Assists in planning and coordinating preparation of annual budget
  • May serve as Acting City Administrator in City Administrator's absence
Human Resources Administration
  • Assesses business needs in the areas of engagement, culture initiatives, performance management, and change management in collaboration with stakeholders; compile, analyze and report on talent and organization data, both qualitative and quantitative to surface needs and trends; provide customized solutions that support the achievement of business goals and objectives
  • Leads performance management process, ensure the process is used in a manner which provides high-quality, cost effective service delivery, identify and manage risks, and effect organizational change
  • Ensures proper employee selection, counseling, development, mentoring and evaluation of staff to achieve a collaborative culture consistent with the City's mission, vision and values
  • Creates superior work culture through an emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management and technical skills in all employees
  • Oversees the development of human resource programs and policies, and their implementation and interpretation consistent with organizational objectives and governing federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, and best practices
  • Conducts and oversees investigations of employee complaints/issues including but not limited to those in violation of existing City Policy and/or ordinances as well as ERD/EEO complaints of harassment
  • Assists leaders, managers and employees with issues of concern; conducts evaluations, and provides guidance and support as needed
  • Serves as City's liaison with providers of various human-resources related services and consultants
  • Attends grievance or disciplinary meetings or hearings as needed
  • Conducts periodic training and information sessions for employees regarding changes in policies, procedures and pertinent regulations
  • Meets with individual employees to hear and respond to concerns, questions, complaints regarding the City's policies, procedures, administration or management
  • Serves as administration representative to Civil Service Commission and other boards or commissions as assigned
  • Collaborates with City Administrator and Finance Director to ensure effective compensation and benefits administration
  • Serves as labor negotiator; recommends and secures Council authorization for negotiating parameters; provides analysis on negotiation issues and makes recommendations to Council; devises negotiation goals and strategies; prepares bargaining proposals; trends external comparable data; develops and/or authorizes MOU's and side letters of agreement; represents City and assists and collaborates with legal counsel in grievance/contract mediation/arbitration
  • Collaborates with the City Administrator to execute the city's safety and risk management program
And other duties that from time to time may be required and assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or local government concentration or Human Resources Management, Master's Degree preferred.

10+ years working in a municipality of similar size with 1-3 years in like role at similarly sized municipality or a role with larger municipality which meets the desired KSA's of position, and with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and direct interaction with elected officials and senior leaders; 5 years of supervisory experience; preferred experience leading teams facilitating continuous improvement initiatives which require cross functional cooperation and high level of coordination; 5 years of municipal budgeting experience; 2+ years research and program development/improvement.


Posted: 2019-08-20 Expires: 2019-09-19

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Assistant City Administrator/Talent and Strategy Director

City of West Allis
West Allis, Wisconsin 53214

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