The City of Fort Wayne is now accepting applications/resumes for the to-be-vacated Deputy Mayor’s position.  Current Deputy Mayor Mark Becker leaves his post at the end of this month after serving in 4 City Administrations.  He will be going to the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership as Director of Regional Development and Executive Director of the Northeast Indiana Foundation.

From the City’s Website:

SUMMARY
Working under the direction of the Mayor, the incumbent serves as the Mayor’s assistant in administering the affairs of the City of Fort Wayne. This position is a political appointive position and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and may be terminated at any time.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages the Mayor’s Office and its annexes;
  • Manages the day-to-day administration of the City on behalf of the Mayor;
  • Plans and provides for the City of Fort Wayne’s Information System Technology needs;
  • Manages and coordinates programs among various divisions and departments;
  • Provides analyses of public policy, management and budgets;
  • Develops short-term and long-term plans;
  • Is responsible for policy and program development and analysis, as well as representing the Mayor and City government, and acting as Mayor in the case of his/her absence;
  • Coordinates municipal services with community organizations and citizen groups;
  • Coordinates and develops administration policy in response to community needs;
  • Coordinates community relations and public information;
  • Serves as the Mayor’s liaison to various independent boards and commissions;
  • Represents the Mayor at various functions and meetings;
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
Performs other duties as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise employees in the Mayor’s Office, Law Department, Information Systems, Metropolitan Human Relations Commission, Neighborhood & Citizens Advocates, Public Information, Internal Audit and Human Resources departments. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also directly supervises non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Any combination of education/experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Business
    Administration, Public Affairs or other closely related field;
  • Broad knowledge of the public and environmental affairs of the City of Fort Wayne;
  • Ability to create and analyze public policy and programs;
  • Oral and written communication skills conducive to maintaining optimum working
    relationships, publicly representing the Mayor and City government, and providing public speaking services.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Driver’s License required if City vehicle is used.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The last line made me laugh.  “The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.”   Unless you have a controversial project in the works like Harrison Square. 

Thanks to Jeff Pruitt at Fort Wayne Politics for the heads-up!

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