Council Assistant U - Council District 4
City Of San Jose
San Jose
hace 6 días

Job Description

  • Council Assistant U - Council District 4 (1901790)About the DepartmentThe City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business.
  • Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values : Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration.

    The San José City Council is seeking an individual whose values align with the values of the City's employees. The San José City Council consists of ten Councilmembers elected by district and a Mayor elected at-large, each for four-year terms.

    The Mayor and Council are responsible for representing the residents of San José , providing accountability, reviewing public policy and programs, and adopting those policies which best meet the needs of the residents, visitors, and businesses in San José.

    Positions & Duties

    The Office of Councilmember Lan Diep is recruiting for a full-time Council Assistant U. Under the direction of the Councilmember, the position provides services in connection with policy analysis, research, communications, event planning, community outreach, and other related matters as needed and requested.

  • The position requires an employee with strong and effective organizational skills; ability to handle multiple assignments;
  • excellent written and oral communications skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with community members and neighborhood organizations, key stakeholders, and City staff.

    Candidates must be willing to work frequent evenings and weekends, and as exempt management employees, are not eligible for overtime compensation.

    Employees in this classification are not members of the classified civil service and are appointed "at will." Each appointment is for a specified period of time to be determined by the appointing Council Member and does not extend past the end of the elected official's or appointing authority's term.

    This unclassified position requires a disclosure of outside investments, real property interest, income, and business positions.

    Typical Duties :

    The Council Assistant U will be primarily responsible for the following tasks :

  • Gathering background information relative to issues pending before the City Council
  • Analyzing a wide variety of materials on assigned projects, programs, and topics
  • Preparation or assisting in preparation of speeches, articles, or other communications for the Council Member
  • Responding to constituent inquiries and issues, resolving complaints, and interpreting operating policies for residents of the community and other interested parties
  • Attending and representing the Council Member at City-related meetings and activities, meeting with governmental agencies, private industry, and related meetings
  • Coordinating arrangements for community meetings, events, and programs
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required
  • Qualifications

    Any combination of training and experience equivalent that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to advice the Council Member on matters of public policy, democratic processes, constituent service or citizen involvement.

    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 Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.

    Competencies The ideal candidate will possess the most desirable combination of training, skills and experience, which will allow him or her to serve as a member of the City Council District 4 Team.

    Desirable experience, knowledge and skills for this position include :

  • A BA / BS in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Communications, or closely related field is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Public Administration; management, and administrative methods; budgeting, land use, house, transportation, public relations, customer / constituent relations, etc.
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, or equivalent.
  • Ability to effectively plan workflow and manage multiple projects to deliver quality products in a timely manner evidenced by through strong organizational, administration, and management skills.
  • Ability to express themselves clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing (email, letters, report writing and editing).
  • Skill in research techniques and applications - collecting, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting data.
  • Strong work ethic, professionalism, flexibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others and facilitate groups to achieve common objectives; understand and identify key issues and make recommendations in complex situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others and to provide excellent service to internal and external customers, stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Ability to present yourself in a professional and effective manner.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and work as an effective team contributor.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently, prioritize work, and independently manage multiple, diverse, and competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Possess a CA driver's license.
  • Selection Process The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application, resume and answers to the job-specific questions.

    Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to interview. You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions in the online application process :

    You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process :

  • Please describe your work style and the techniques you use to manage your responsibilities.
  • Please describe a specific example of a successful team experience, your role and responsibilities, and the techniques you used to develop and maintain excellent working relationships, which resulted in the timely and effective delivery of a project, product, or service
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