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Affion Public is a recruiting firm focused on providing executive search services for state and local government, education and non-profit organizations.

Affion Public specializes in identifying and placing exceptional executive level candidates within the Public Sector. We have built a successful practice on placing public sector executives and have a reputation for developing excellent working relationships with the clients we serve.

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City of College Station, TX 1101 Texas Ave. College Station, TX 77840
Jun 19, 2018
Full Time
City of College Station, TX - City Manager   Please follow this link for the full profile and brochure: http://www.affionpublic.com/positions/city-manager-city-of-college-station-tx .   The Community The City of College Station is located in the heart of central Texas with a population just over 117,000 and ranks among the 15 fastest-growing metros in the country. The City of College Station is the home to Texas A&M University, the third largest public university in the nation.  Located only 100 miles from Houston and Austin and 160 miles from Dallas and San Antonio, College Station is within four hours driving time of more than 14 million people. A network of well-maintained highways and a nearby regional airport serviced by major international airlines facilitate quick transportation between College Station and the rest of the country.  College Station has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 places for business, jobs, families and retirees. In addition, the city has been named America’s No. 1 college town and was a finalist for the nation’s friendliest.  College Station boasts one of the lowest property tax rates in Texas, and despite its exponential growth, has found a way to maintain a small-town feel while offering abundant entertainment and recreational opportunities in a safe and wholesome environment.   College Station is the only city in the country with six nationally accredited core service departments -- parks, public works, water, fire, police and public safety communications. It is among the safest and most family-friendly places in Texas, consistently maintaining one of the state’s lowest crime rates. Kiplinger’s has also ranked College Station among the nation’s 10 best places to raise a family.   Accolades 1, 10 Cities Primed for Economic Growth in 2018 -- CardRates.com (2018) 1, Best Places to Live in Texas -- Livability.com (2018) 4, Most Recession-Recovered Cities -- WalletHub (2017) 7, America's Best College Towns -- AIER (2017) 2, Best Texas College Towns for Fun & Affordability -- TurboTenant.com (2017) 4, Safest Cities in Texas -- Niche.com (2017) Fastest-growing non-suburb in Texas and No. 15, Fastest Growing U.S. Metros - U.S. Census Bureau (2016)    Government The City of College Station incorporated in 1938 and operates under a council-manager form of government.  The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines strong political leadership, representative democracy through elected officials, and professional management. The form establishes a representative form of government by concentrating all power in the elected City Council. The Council hires a professionally trained and educated City Manager to oversee the delivery of public services and the daily operations of the City.  Council members are part-time volunteers who serve as the policy making board for the City's government.   The Position The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council, which is the governing body responsible for setting policy. The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and assists the council in identifying the policy agenda and provides recommendations. These management responsibilities are shared with one Deputy City Manager and two Assistant City Managers.   Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Direct the preparation and administration of the annual budget and capital projects for the City and submit to Council for deliberation and approval. Ensure fiscal viability of the City through adequate long range financial forecasting and planning, sound financial policies, investment portfolio management, and capital improvement programming. Seek to identify new and innovative ways of delivering services. Review existing operations to identify opportunities to improve efficiencies, eliminate unnecessary expenses, and reduce cost while maintaining and/or improving service delivery, with an emphasis on delivering outstanding customer service to the citizens and partners of the City. Report directly to the City Council and work closely with boards and commissions, a variety of public and private organizations and citizen groups in implementing programs and projects to achieve City priorities and solve community problems. Direct and oversee the preparation of a wide variety of reports and presentations for the City Council, citizen committees and outside agencies; oversees the preparation of press releases and materials for dissemination to the media and the public; maintains effective relationships with the media. Responsible for the selection, training, development, motivation, evaluation, and removal of department directors. Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work-standards, and internal controls. Analyze complex technical and administrative municipal problems, evaluating alternative solutions and adopting effective courses of action. Prepare and implement administrative procedures and controls to carry out various managerial stewardship functions including personnel administration, financial management, and purchasing. Interface with other local governmental and university officials. Identify and recommend appropriate opportunities for joint ventures and cooperative efforts between these entities. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints having an impact upon the public image of the City of College Station. Represent the City in a variety of activities, locally within the City, and also in and around the region; participate in regional, state and national meetings and conferences to stay connected to the trends and technology related to municipal programs and operations. Exercise sound, independent judgment within general policy guidelines   Salary The City of College Station is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Relocation assistance will be available for the successful out of area candidate.  How to Apply Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to:  resumes@affionpublic.com Reference: CSCM Affion Public 2120 Market Street, Suite 100 Camp Hill, PA 17011 888.321.4922 Fax: 717-214-2205 www.affionpublic.com The City of College Station is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  **The deadline to receive resumes is July 17, 2018**
City of Austin, TX Austin, TX
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time
Fire Chief -  City of Austin, TX   Please follow this link to view the full profile and brochure: http://www.affionpublic.com/positions/fire-chief-city-of-austin-tx   About Austin, Texas This vibrant and dynamic city tops numerous lists for business, entertainment, and quality of life. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile, and “green” cities, Austin was selected as the “Best City for the Next Decade” (Kiplinger), the “Top Creative Center” in the United States (Entrepreneur.com), #1 on the “On Numbers Economic Index” as the fastest growing economy, and #9 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Employers”, making the City of Austin the highest-ranking employer in the government services sector. Austin continues to lead the country with its vision of being the “Most livable city in the country”, emerging as a player on the international scene with such events as SXSW, Austin City Limits, and Formula 1, as well as being home to companies such as Apple, Samsung, Dell, Seton Healthcare, and St. David’s Healthcare. From the seat of state government and institutions of higher education to the “Live Music Capital of the World” and its growth as a film center, Austin has gained worldwide attention as a hub for education, business, health, and sustainability. Since 1900, Austin’s population has doubled every 20 years.   Austin City Government The City of Austin is a progressive, dynamic, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Austin’s mayor is elected from the city at large and 10 council members are elected from single-member districts. Terms of the mayor and council members are four years and are staggered so that a general election is held every two years with half the council being chosen from each election. Term limits for the mayor and council members provide for two consecutive, four-year terms. The City Council is responsible for appointing the City Manager, (the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the city), as well as the City Clerk, City Auditor, Municipal Court Judges, and Municipal Court Clerk.  The Mayor, Council Members, and City Manager are committed to delivering the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner. The vision is to make Austin the most livable and best-managed city in the country.   The Austin Fire Department The Austin Fire Department (AFD) is the 16th largest fire department in the country, providing prevention, preparedness, and effective emergency response to more than 947,000 citizens in a 271 square mile area, with 1,151 authorized sworn firefighter positions and 106 civilian staff members. Like most fire departments, AFD is responsible for providing a multitude of services, including operations, aircraft firefighting and rescue, communications, maintenance shops, medical operations, emergency prevention, arson investigations, professional standards, community outreach, safety, special operations, and educational services. They receive more than 85,000 calls a year; approximately 70 percent of those are medical in nature. The City of Austin operates a separate EMS Department.  “Our Mission Goes Beyond Our Name” is the cornerstone of the Austin Fire Department. Known as a leader in the fire service, AFD is on the cutting-edge of technology and training.  Our rank structure is as follows: Firefighter, Fire Specialist, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief, Assistant Chief, and Fire Chief. A Fire Cadet is an individual currently in the 28-week fire training academy. All cadets must pass both the state-administered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Firefighter certified exam before graduating from the academy. After graduation, an individual becomes a probationary firefighter for six months.   The Position The Fire Chief directs, plans, and coordinates the activities of the Department and serves as the administrative head under the direction of the City Manager, reporting to the Assistant City Manager over Public Safety.   Duties, Functions and Responsibilities: Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following (other related duties may be assigned): Leads the City's efforts in the preservation of life and property relative to fire prevention; Leads the City's community fire prevention and suppression efforts; Coordinates and administers daily fire activities through subordinates; Oversees the development and implementation of administrative policy, services, and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of methods and procedures; Oversees the direct support of firefighter recruiting; Serves as lead administrator for all AFD employees (sworn and civilian); Participates in corporate initiatives for quality improvement processes and customer services initiatives within the Department; Works with community and business leaders to develop partnerships; Uses innovative outreach approaches to maintain and build community partnerships within a multi-ethnic and multi­cultural environment; Maximizes citizen support for the Department and involvement in its programs; Coordinates multi-agency response activities with other related organizations and agencies; Develops departmental programs to implement the City’s management plan; Increases quality of service through training, recruiting, and instilling customer services values among employees; Develops cooperative relationships with other City departments to foster service delivery improvements and problem-solving initiatives; and Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of federal, state, and city rules and regulations governing firefighting functions. Knowledge of local, state, and federal law and city ordinances. Comprehensive knowledge of and first-hand experience in all major aspects of fire operations. Comprehensive knowledge of administrative functions and budgetary responsibilities for a medium-to-large metropolitan fire department. Knowledge of emergency medical operations, particularly first responder services. Knowledge of the regional area’s geography, fire hazards, and of codes related to fire safety. Knowledge of and experience with the collective bargaining process labor negotiations, and civil service law. Ability to develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City of Austin and surrounding area(s) as appropriate. Ability to work in with a highly diverse community. Ability to coach, train, mentor, and discipline subordinates. Must have an open-door policy for all department members and remain approachable.   Salary The City of Austin offers a competitive salary and extensive benefits (including a generous pension system) commensurate with experience.  Relocation assistance is available for a successful “out of the area” candidate. How to Apply Please forward a cover letter and resume to:  resumes@affionpublic.com Reference: COAFC   Affion Public 2120 Market Street, Suite 100 Camp Hill, PA 17011 888.321.4922 Fax: 717-214-2205 www.affionpublic.com   The City of Austin is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.    **The deadline to receive resumes is: August 03, 2018**