Known as the “Capital of the Silicon Valley,” San José is the world’s leading center of innovation. With more than one million residents, San José is the third largest city in California, and the 10th largest city in the nation. The City of San José is a charter city, which operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City of San José has a total budget of $3.5 billion. The City employees approximately 6,250 full-time employees. San José enjoys a high degree of civic involvement from its residents and businesses, aided by a strong commitment to open government in all City operations. The City of San Jose seeks an experienced and seasoned legislative professional to lead the modernization and development of the City’s Intergovernmental Relations Department. This Department is responsible for managing the City’s regional, state, and federal legislative programs. This includes initiating legislation at all levels and monitoring state and national legislation that affects the City.
Requires a master’s degree in public or business administration or other directly related area and six years of increasingly responsible administrative and management experience. Direct experience in legislative affairs is preferred. Candidates should possess extensive knowledge of municipal operations and ideally possess knowledge of legislative issues unique to local government and critical to the City of San Jose, such as land use and local control matters. In addition, candidates should have experience with state and federal legislative processes in the state of California.