Chief Administrative Officer

Organization: City of New Haven,CT
Salary: Salary Range is $73,560-$132,920
Close Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

New Haven is both steeped in history and booming with creativity and innovation. New Haven is the socio-economic center of southern Connecticut, and the hub of innovation driving southern New England’s economic resurgence. The City is home to Yale University, a global academic powerhouse, and to Yale-New Haven Health, a leader in patient health care. These centers of excellence are the economic base for mature companies and innovative startups in technology, precision medicine, bioscience, food, and advanced manufacturing across the region. New Haven increasingly functions as one large business incubator and accelerator for dozens of biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Centrally located between New York and Boston, New Haven offers high-quality transit connections to major markets with far lower costs of living and doing business. Along with the panache of a big city, New Haven features a dense and compact urban form and high-quality offerings in arts, culture, and tourism. New Haven is known for its food scene, recreational opportunities including beach, parks, hiking and bike trails. These assets are coupled with the passion of residents and the value of place that people who live and work both Downtown and in the many neighborhoods feel about the City. In no uncertain terms, New Haven is well-positioned to retain its highly skilled workforce and attract new talent to support economic development. Working together, these economic forces sustain a growing, increasingly diverse and vibrant community. New Haven is one of the most attractive small cities in the country in which to work, live and visit. The City’s diversity, various types of neighborhoods, culture, arts, lower housing cost for Connecticut and engaging citizenry makes it the place for everyone.

Summary of Job Description
The position reports to the Mayor (appointed by Mayor and approved by Board of Alders) and manages 8 operational departments through their department heads including: Police, Fire, Engineering, Human Resources, Library, Public Safety Communications, Parks & Public Works and Emergency Operations. Expectations for the management role of this position is to remain deeply committed to developing and bringing out the strengths of the City departments while holding staff accountable for their goals and the Mayor’s desired programmatic, financial and operational outcomes. The role of this position seeks to champion the vision of the Mayor internally and externally by valuing diversity, equity and inclusion for all City employees and constituents, as well as maintain an unyielding focus at all times on what is best for the residents and for the City. Work involves responsibility for assuring that services to residents are delivered fairly and cost effectively in a data-driven approach to government. Emphasis is on independent problem-solving in the conduct of the government on behalf of the Mayor; and on fostering a team-centered environment that inspires collaboration and supports all colleagues in leveraging their passions towards advancement of public service.
The qualifications required would generally be met with graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a bachelor with a strong preference for a master’s degree in public administration or other related field; with at least 10 years of high-level experience in government administration. Preference and familiarity with knowledge, skills and experience in: municipal finance, labor relations, municipal laws and legislations, strategic planning, implementation of operational services, budget and municipal management. Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.

Compensation and Application Process
Beginning salary DOQ’s supplemented by an excellent benefit package.
 Benefits provided in accordance to Executive Management Plan—includes 4 options of Health Insurance Plans for employee & family with a PPO at 25% to a High Deduction Plan at 10% for premium share—Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (401a) with the City Contribution of 7.5%. Deferred Comp. Plan available for additional employee contributions
 Vacation Days—20; Sick Days—15 with accrual up to 150 days; Personal Days—2; Holidays—12
 Serves at the pleasure of the Mayor (Salary Range $73,560-$132,920).

New Haven is an AA/EOE employer –Residency required within 6 months of hire date

If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to Ms. Randi Frank, if you have any questions, please contact Ms. Frank.

Ms. Randi Frank, Randi Frank Consulting, LLC, 7700 Hoover Way, Louisville, KY 40219 203-213-3722

Position available immediately and will remain open until filled. The City is anxious to fill the position as soon as possible, so a quick response is strongly recommended. Ms. Frank will screen resumes as they arrive. Well qualified applicants will immediately be asked to complete a comprehensive supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, early applicants will have more time to complete the questionnaire.

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