Under general administrative direction, performs high-level work of considerable complexity and sensitivity reviewing legislation at the local, state, and federal levels and recommends actions to further the Mayor and City Council policy interest; serves as the primary liaison between the Mayor and City Council, City and the elected and appointed officials of other governmental agencies. Receives general administrative direction from the Mayor, City Council and as appropriate, from the City Manager.
The Intergovernmental Affairs Director is a classified position that reports to the Mayor and City Council and keeps the City Manager informed of issues impacting the City. This position retains all of the rights of a City Employee. Discipline and termination remain under the purview of the City Manager, with input from the City Council.
The Intergovernmental Affairs Director coordinates the City’s dealing with federal, state, and other local governments, seeking to foster constructive partnerships between the Mayor, City Council, City and these entities. The incumbent keeps the Mayor, City Council and City Manager informed on intergovernmental issues and assists in representing the City’s interest in these matters including monitoring and/or advocating for various pieces of legislation and grant funding.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in public administration, political science or related field, and five (5) years of experience working with state legislators, political and local officials, including experience in coordinating and administering special projects and intergovernmental programs.
Two (2) years of supervisory or project management experience and a Master's Degree is preferred.
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted for Preferred Qualifications at the discretion of the hiring authority.
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES
As the 2nd fastest growing city in the state of Arizona and the largest city in Pinal County, we are a vibrant community writing our own history! We pride ourselves in providing quality service to all of our customers. We maintain an internal culture where employees are valued, teamwork is treasured, and innovative ideas are appreciated. We acknowledge and welcome the talent of people from diverse backgrounds to provide the knowledge, commitment, and creativity that will carry us into the future.