THE UNIVERSITY OF
Master of Public Administration Program
December 29, 2014 – January 3, 2015
In this week’s edition:Local Government:
• Human Resource Director, City of Brevard, NC
• Research Director, NC Association of County Commissioners, Raleigh, NC • Town Manager, Town of Zebulon, NC
• City Manager, City of Corvallis, OR
• Director of Performance Management and Open Data, City of Chattanooga, TN
• Emergency Management Section Manager, NC Department of Public Safety, Raleigh, NC • Emergency Planner I, NC Department of Public Safety, Raleigh, NC
• Executive Director for Communications and Marketing, Finance and Administration, Vice
Chancellors Office, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC
• Executive Director for Finance and Financial Shared Services, Finance and Administration,
Vice Chancellors Office, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC
• Administrative Officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Department of the Army, Fort
• Auditor, Office of Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development,
• Grants Management Specialist, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of
Education, Washington, D.C.
• International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration, Department of
Commerce, Phoenix, AZ
• Executive Director, Randolph County Partnership for Children, Asheboro, NC • Program Director, NC Humanities Council, Charlotte, NC
Private Sector None this week
Human Resource Director, City of Brevard, NC
Salary $53,000 – 66,000
Closing date January 31, 2015
The City of Brevard, NC seeks a skilled and passionate Human Resources (HR) Director who has the ability to be highly engaged and to deliver excellent customer service to a strong community of employees. Expertise in performance management systems, career development and training is desired. The Human Resources Director, along with the Human Resources Specialist, serves 10 departments and 100 employees. The HR Director has responsibility for overseeing administrative and personnel support for the departments within the city. This support includes
recruitment and selection, training, benefits administration, personnel programs and policies, and additional human resource functions. It is also the responsibility of this department to ensure legal and ethical decision-making with respect to policies and procedures.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, public administration, industrial relations or related field, three or more years of relevant experience in human resources at the level of director, assistant director, or division manager are required or five or more years at a senior HR staff level. A master's degree in public administration or related field, HR certification (e.g. PHR,
SPHR, IPMA-CP, ICMA-CM) or eligibility and desire to sit for certification, and local government experience are preferred. How to apply: There is no residency requirement. To apply, please go to https://www.developmentalassociates.com/ click on the “Client Opening” button. All applications must be fully
completed and materials must be submitted online. Resume review will begin January 10th and the position closes January 31, 2015. An assessment center will be held for selected semi-finalists February 26-27, 2015 in Brevard. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Director, NC Association of County
Commissioners, Raleigh, NC
Closing date January 31, 2015
The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners seeks a Research Director to develop and administer its Center for County Research, an emerging repository and source of data analysis for county-based information. A primary responsibility of this position is to oversee the collection, compilation, and analysis of fiscal, policy and survey data regarding county government programs and finances. The qualified candidate should be able to direct the selection, planning and organizing of county-based research programs and projects, analyze fiscal policies and economic activities, and advise county governments on fiscal and program evaluation matters.
A qualified candidate for this position must have a comprehensive knowledge of research methodologies and statistical analysis, possess the theories, principles, practices and techniques of program evaluation and analysis, and have the ability to analyze data, policies, and programs and develop recommendations for improvement. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, are a must. A Masters in Public Administration, at least 5 years of local government knowledge or experience, and knowledge of state budget and fiscal policies as they relate to county governments are preferred.
How to apply: Send resume to: HR Director / NCACC / 215 North Dawson Street / Raleigh, NC 27603 or fax to 919-715-2121. The position is open until filled.
Town Manager, Town of Zebulon, NC
Closing date February 15, 2015
Town of Zebulon, NC is accepting applications for the position of Town Manager. Zebulon is a growing community of 5000 +/- with a strong industrial/commercial tax base located just 20 minutes east of Raleigh, NC in Wake County. Zebulon is a Council Manager form of government consisting of a Mayor and five Council members elected at-large in non-partisan elections. Qualifications
The successful candidate should have at minimum a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years managerial experience in a municipal government of similar size or larger. Experience must be at the least as a department head with personnel management experience. Additional training or education in municipal management or ICMA certification is also preferred. The ideal candidate should have a record of strong professional and ethical leadership, team building capability, fiscal management and budgeting experience, and be a good communicator both verbal and written. A candidate should also be adept at taking a vision for the future and work with the Board of Commissioners to create an action plan to achieve those goals.
How to apply: Applications, resume, and cover letter should be submitted to Town of Zebulon, Manager Search Committee, 1003 N. Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC 27597. Applications are available online at www.townofzebulon.org. Electronic submittals should be sent via the Town Clerk,
email@example.com. It is preferred that submissions be made by February 15, 2015.
City Manager, City of Corvallis, OR
Position ID 21668857
The City of Corvallis seeks a City Manager with genuine interest in and appreciation for public processes, partnerships and planning. The City Manager serves as the City’s chief executive with
responsibility for the administration of the various functions of City government as described in the City Charter and in
accordance with legislative policy established by the City Council. The City Manager is an established leader with a successful track record of balancing process with driving decisions and moving projects and initiatives forward. The ideal candidate is transparent and recognizes the importance of relationships and partnerships at all levels. The City Manager is also clear about his or her role and the role of the City Council. Considered neutral and unbiased, the City Manager maintains objectivity in working with elected officials. With experience in budgeting and finance, the City Manager is financially savvy and views economic development opportunities through a sustainable lens. The preferred candidate works well with the business community and supports the growth of incubators and accelerator programs. Importantly, the preferred candidate is genuinely excited about the Corvallis community and its dedication to sustainability.
• At least seven years of progressively responsible leadership experience in public or municipal administration, ideally in a full service city.
• Strong managerial experience is essential, preferably with a well-rounded background that includes a combination of public and private sector experience.
• Highly developed communication skills and experience working closely with elected officials is crucial as is a background in facilitation and conflict management. • An exceptional ability to collaborate and develop effective
partnerships is required with experience in a college or university community desired.
• Experience working in a union environment highly desired. • A bachelor’s degree is required with a Master’s in Public or
Business Administration strongly preferred.
How to apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter online at http://candidates.waldronhr.com. Cover letters expressing your
interest in Corvallis and fit for the role should be addressed to Heather Gantz.
Director of Performance Management and Open Data,
City of Chattanooga, TN
• Work with Mayor's office staff, departmental staff, and IT staff to provide written guidelines describing how to prepare an inventory of data sets owned or managed by the City which is subject to the Open Data Policy.
• Publish the initial City department data inventories on the City's open data platform.
• Coordinate monthly performance management meeting with department administrators and the Mayor.
• Prepare and publish a technical guidelines manual for the publishing of public data sets through the open data portal. • Work with the public to identify high value data sets and make
them available to the greatest number of users and for the greatest number of applications.
• Collaborate with departments to develop departmental performance dashboards; responsible for managing and
maintaining public online performance dashboard (powered by Socrata).
• Analyze key performance indicators to develop trends and track progress towards goals.
• Conduct performance evaluations of projects and departments; provide performance management data to staff
• Ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, other authoritative and relevant standards; efficient allocation of resources and use of resources; the performance of
management; the cost effectiveness of the methods of service delivery and goal attainment; the administration and
organizational design of programs; the results of program and activities and their impact and the achievement of program and/or organizational goals and objectives.
• Oversee project management, which includes monitoring project progress and making adjustments.
• Assist with key initiatives, including strategic planning and performance measures and management.
Bachelor's degree in Business/Public Administration, Technology or a closely related field is required, Master's degree preferred; three to four years progressively responsible operational,
management, and IT experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
How to apply: Apply online.
Emergency Management Section Manager, NC
Department of Public Safety, Raleigh, NC
Position ID 60084526
Salary $50,238 – 58,000
Closing date January 7, 2015
Position provides oversight to the activities of five Branches: Natural Hazards Planning, Technological Hazards Planning, Strategic Planning, Radiological Emergency Preparedness, and Grants Management. These Branches are responsible for a wide range of state-level preparedness programs and activities to include the development and maintenance of emergency response plans for natural hazards and man-made threats, risk and capability
assessments, and administering Federal non-disaster
grants. Position serves as the Deputy Planning and Homeland Security Section Chief. Position is responsible for performance evaluations; training; professional and career development of staff; setting Branch tasks, objectives, assignments and tracking
accomplishments; development and implementation of grants and contracts; budget preparation and execution of budgets for Federal grants and receipt funding; ensuring compliance with Federal and state policies, guidance and regulations; and serves as the Deputy Plans Chief during activations of the State EOC, directly
overseeing the activities of units within the Planning Section. Qualifications
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in business, urban or regional planning, transportation planning or a related field and six years of experience directing emergency
planning or response activities including two years of supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. How to apply: Apply online.
Emergency Planner I, NC Department of Public Safety,
Position ID 60084565
Salary $39,632 – 63,372
Closing date January 7, 2015
This position is responsible for development and implementation of the Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources Program within the State's Homeland Security Program. This will require collection of information on critical infrastructure within the State,
incorporating CI/KR data into state risk assessments, and
developing and presenting findings based on analysis. The position also coordinates state activities supporting the U.S. DHS Critical Infrastructure Data Call and other federal infrastructure protection programs. This work requires frequent collaboration with local, state, federal and private sector partners. As part of the
Technological Hazards Branch the position also supports the State's hazardous materials emergency preparedness programs, as needed. This position works in the Infrastructure Section of the State Emergency Operations Center during activations. Overtime, nights and weekend work will be required during State EOC activations
Graduation from a four-year college or university and two years of specialized emergency management planning, research, analysis, community services or emergency services experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
How to apply: Apply online.
Executive Director for Communications and Marketing,
Finance and Administration, Vice Chancellors Office,
Position ID 20001860
Closing date January 11, 2015
Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, the Executive Director for Communications and Marketing leads the communications and marketing operations of the largest administrative unit on campus. Serving approximately 2,000 staff within the Division of Finance and Administration, whose annual budget is more than $338 million, as well as overseeing communications and change management operations with a campus-wide impact, the Executive Director must be an exceptional strategist, adept communicator, expert collaborator, and superior project manager with the ability to build trust, inspire confidence, manage change, and work in partnership with key business owners to communicate major initiatives to key stakeholders both within and beyond the campus community. Qualifications
A Master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of ten years of experience in marketing, branding, communications, public
relations or related field with a proven track record of success is required.
How to apply: See job posting.
Executive Director for Finance and Financial Shared
Services, Finance and Administration, Vice Chancellors
Office, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC
Position ID 20001859
Closing date January 20, 2015
Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, the Executive Director for Finance and Financial Shared Services leads the finance, accounting, budget, and financial shared services operations of the largest administrative unit on campus. Serving approximately 2,000 staff within the Division of Finance and Administration, an organization whose
annual budget is more than $338 million, as well as overseeing finance and accounting operations with a campus-wide impact, the Executive Director must be an exceptional financial strategist, adept communicator, expert collaborator, and superior project manager with the ability to build trust, inspire confidence, manage change, and work in partnership with key business owners to transform critical financial operations.
A Master’s degree in a related field and/or CPA is strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 10 years of executive-level experience managing the accounting and/or financial operations in a higher education institution or other organization of similar scope and complexity as UNC-Chapel Hill or in a medium-sized institution with an overall comparable scope of responsibility to the Executive Director is required. How to apply: See job posting.
Administrative Officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command,
Department of the Army, Fort Meade, MD
Series and grade GS-0341-09
Salary $52,668 – 68,465
Closing date January 9, 2015
• Serve as a liaison and coordinate all aspects of personnel actions
• Provide guidance to management on personnel matters • Track announcements and referrals
• Explain general personnel issues
• Monitor the performance evaluation system Qualifications
• Skill in managing administrative programs • Ability to manage a safety program
• Knowledge of supervision • Skill in managing site operations
How to apply: Apply online.
Auditor, Office of Inspector General, Department of
Housing and Urban Development, Philadelphia, PA
Series and grade GS-0511-07/09
Salary $41,797 – 66,461
Closing date January 12, 2015
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13 level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the
opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
• Plans, directs, and executes audits of diverse activities that are nationwide in scope and/or that require the development and application of new approaches for the evaluation of programs or operations.
• Reviews legislation, reports, financial analyses and statements, and other background information and holds discussions with program personnel in order to become familiar with program requirements and operations; determines any potential problems; develops required connections to offices, organizations, and program personnel; and identifies preliminary scope and course of audit activities.
• Develops the audit plan, conducts and directs audits; develops and/or modifies methods to ensure thorough and accurate data is collected.
• Reviews team or individual findings and identifies issues covering such areas as administrative and program controls, program procedures, allocation and expenditure of funds, potential fraud and/or waste, adherence to legislation, agreements, contracts, and other program requirements. • Develops an audit report explaining program differences and
recommending improvements to program operations where it is typical that differing points of view are strongly held.
Qualifications See job posting
Grants Management Specialist, Office of Postsecondary
Education, Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
Series and grade GS-1101-09
Salary $52,668 – 68,465
Closing date January 9, 2015
As a professional Grants Management Specialist, you are a valued member of a dynamic team. You are in a key role from day one and your work has visible impact. You will provide technical and analytical assistance to grantees and grant administrators on select aspects of grant management. You will revise and evaluate
proposals under consideration for awards of grants and contracts and make funding recommendations to program staffers regarding pending awards and related matters. You will visit projects for the purpose of evaluation, and in consultation with other program staff, write reports and make recommendations regarding the renewal of on-going projects. You will be assigned grant
responsibilities, and will support senior level program officers in providing technical assistance to grantees. Assignments include monitoring, tracking and analyzing grant related data and other related duties as assigned.
Master’s or equivalent graduate degree; OR
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position , that is typically in or related to the work of the position be filled. This experience must be equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal government. Examples of specialized experience include: Providing technical and analytical assistance to grantees; developing, administering, or advising on technical policies and procedures for grants or
agreements; preparing or reviewing grant or agreement documents (e.g., terms and conditions of awards); determining the
responsibility, financial integrity, and management competence of applicants; evaluating grant or agreement proposals against financial and administrative criteria; making award decisions; negotiating with awardees; conducting award management oversight; monitoring the use of funds; determining acceptability of products, and the need for corrective actions; interpreting policy; developing grant application packages or Federal register
notices; conducting analysis of grant performance; conducting on-site visits; participating in presentations. OR;
Combination of education and experience. How to apply: Apply online.
International Trade Specialist, International Trade
Administration, Department of Commerce, Phoenix, AZ
Series and grade GS-1140-09/13
Salary $49,505 – 110,978
Closing date January 9, 2015
• Plan, develop, and implement export programs and strategies
for US companies;
• Provide information on US Department of Commerce and
other US government programs to support expanding trade; • Assist US companies in identifying and exploring export
opportunities in overseas markets;
• Respond to requests for information on market conditions, trade opportunities, and problems affecting trade in the region; • Analyze trade statistics and contribute to market research
• Prepare summaries, articles, or short reports on current trade issues;
• Develop and maintain appropriate contacts with US industry, US Government agencies, and international organizations involved in international trade.
Qualifications See job posting.
How to apply: Apply online.
Executive Director, Randolph County Partnership for
Children, Asheboro, NC
Closing date January 16, 2015 Responsibilities/Qualifications
Randolph County Partnership for Children seeks an individual who is well prepared to provide the inspired external and internal leadership required of this role. The new ED must have proven, significant, and successful organizational leadership experience and the ability to oversee fundraising, programmatic, and overall operations while working in partnership with the board to guide the organization. The ED must also possess the talent to communicate effectively and to build relationships with multiple diverse
constituencies, including the board, staff, donors, media, government officials, agency partners, and other community leaders. The new ED must also show a demonstrated history and passion for families and early childhood education.
• A demonstrated passion for the well being and education of young children and their families
• A personal zeal for visionary leadership based on strong and proactive strategic thinking
• A proven track record of leadership and management with at least five years of senior management experience including supervising staff with total responsibility for performance reviews
• Demonstrated fundraising and relationship building experience • A high degree of financial literacy and financial management
• Experience in advocacy and public policy
• Collaborative leadership experience with an exceptional ability to build and maintain relationships and foster a spirit of
cooperation with external partners and among board members and staff
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills - strong interpersonal and public speaking skills and experience with diverse populations and multiple constituencies
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Public Administration or related field.
• Demonstrated ability to work with and develop strong board leadership
How to apply:• To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume and salary history via email only to:
faxes. Application Deadline: January 16, 2015
Program Director, NC Humanities Council, Charlotte,
NC Humanities Council is relocating to Charlotte, NC in early January. We have an opening for a Program Coordinator in our new location. Along with coordinating other programs at the Council, the Program Coordinator will coordinate the "Let's Talk About It" and Road Scholars speakers' bureau programs and serve as liaison to grantees and other recipients of NCHC funding and will ensure that programs are delivered and fulfill the mission of the Council. This position reports to the Executive Director.
General Program Responsibilities
• Program research for content, guidelines and other critical components of the programs in accordance with guidelines and protocols to fulfill and advance the Council’s mission
• Assist in developing program strategies concurrent with the Council’s mission, including budgets
• Administrative and Grants Management
• Maintain records and program accountability in accordance with Council guidelines
• Collaborate with staff, partners and trustees • Represent the NCHC with stakeholders
• Compile accurate and comprehensive reports for Council programs and grants for inclusion in all federal, state, and funding source required reports including NEH financial report to the Financial and Office Administrator
• Negotiate fees, contracts, oversee and manage program related consultants
• Participate in NEH assessment
• Identify, negotiate fees and recommend contractors, partners, consultants and others to support programs • Collaborate with staff to ensure program goals and
activities are effective
• Develop appropriate program records, including informational documents
• Collaborate with staff to build and maintain records in Raiser’s Edge
• Develop and monitor program budgets
• Maintain program records to document budgets, coordinating with Executive Director and Financial Administrator
• Develop, distribute, collect & record program evaluations and records for requirements to capture information for all internal, federal, and funding sources
• Compile accurate and comprehensive reports for Council programs and grants for inclusion in NEH financial report to finance director
• Manage programs in accordance with Council guidelines • Develop, distribute, collect & record program evaluations • Follow established grant protocols for managing budgets
and program procedures • Maintain and update records
• Collect and maintain grant receipts and disbursements • Collaborate with the Public Relations Coordinator for
announcements, recognition, and promotion of council programs and grant funded events
• Reconcile each and compile total reconciliation of remaining grant funds
• Supervise, train and evaluate program coordinators and associates
• Represent NCHC to a variety of constituents as needed • Ensure delivery of grant-writing workshops in all
• Utilize Council computer systems to support programs • Provide reports and coordinate with Executive Director
Minimum Qualifications Educational Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in a humanities field of study required • Master's Degree in a humanities field of study Preferred • At least 5 years of experience as a program coordinator
or equivalent required
Minimum Skills, Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications and Abilities
• Must have strong verbal and written communications skills • Relevant experience in implementing and maintaining
computerized record systems and programs and evaluations • Must be able to design and deliver presentations
• Must have strong commitment to humanities and their values • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Raiser’s Edge
How to apply: Apply online:
PRIVATE SECTORNone this week
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
The following section provides links to a variety of great job search sites. This newsletter only features a small portion of the MPA-related positions currently available. Please use these links to find positions tailored to your specific interests and preferred geographic locations.
North Carolina Specific:
• North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC)
• North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM)
Click on “Resource Center” at the top of the homepage and then click on “Jobs”.
• North Carolina Office of State Personnel
• N.C. Center for Nonprofits
Local / State Government Jobs:
• International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
• National Association of Counties (NACo)
Click on “County Solutions” and then click on “Hire Quality Staff”.
• National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
• National League of Cities (NLC)
• State Government Jobs
Federal Government Jobs:
• Partnership for Public Service
• USA.gov (U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal)
• USAJOBS (Official Jobsite of U.S. Federal Government)
• The Bridgespan Group
• Charity Channel
Click on “Career Search” at the top of the homepage.
• Chronicle of Philanthropy
• Community Career Center (Enterprise, Inc.)
• Intrahealth International
• National Democratic Institute (International Jobs)
• NC Center for Nonprofits
• Philanthropy Journal
• Philanthropy News Digest, Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/submit.jhtml Other Useful Sites:
• Careers in Government
• Independent Sector Joblink
• Impaq International
• National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
• Opportunities in Public Affairs
• Roll Call (Capitol Hill Newspaper)
• The Hill(Capitol Hill Newspaper)
• Public Service Careers: Site for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in
collaboration with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
• UNC Chapel Hill – University Career Services