JOB POSTING - September 12, 2017



General Job Summary:  Under direction of the City Manager, performs a wide variety of highly responsible, complex and diverse advanced level professional duties involved in providing administrative, analytical and technical support to the City Manager; coordinates assigned activities with City departments, outside agencies, and the general public, and provides information and assistance to internal and external customers.

Essential Functions:

Analyze and develop a wide range of policies impacting City operations and Council deliberations.  Research policy alternatives and provide accurate and timely information to support decision-making and policy direction.  Gathers and analyzes data and information from various sources on a variety of topics.  Prepare reports which present and interpret data, identify alternatives, and make and justify recommendations.  Participate in drafting and implementing city wide goals, policies and procedures.

Represents and supports City Manager with City Council, employees and citizen group discussion and meetings.  Maintains and monitors pending items list.

Prepares and reviews a variety of letters, brochures, and other correspondence.

Promotes innovation, critical thinking and creativity in developing approaches and solutions to City needs.  Empowers all levels of staff to be proactive and engaged.  Promotes, encourages, and leads collaboratively in seeking new ways to share resources, ideas and best practices in order to optimize service delivery for residents.

Receive and respond to complaints and questions from the general public relating to assigned issues, review problems and recommend actions.

Monitors and reviews state and federal legislation, tracks legislative bills, consults with state lobbyists, City Attorney and City Manager regarding legislative issues, analyzes, researches and report on legislation impacting the City.

Identify, evaluate and mitigate risks inherent to the operations of the City and identified by the City’s annual risk inspection program, administer and coordinate risk related training for City employees.

Work with other City Departments to develop and maintain the City’s asset and physical inventory.  Perform periodic audits on physical and capital assets to ensure accuracy.

Serves as staff to a variety of committees and represents the City as a liaison on a variety of community committees.

Attends City Council meetings and work sessions as necessary, researches, responds to and prepares correspondence, performs necessary follow up and communicates with senior staff on a variety of sensitive and confidential issues.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Public Administration:  Thorough knowledge of government policies specifically related to strategic planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating local government operations.

Judgment and Decision Making:  Uses logic and reasoning to analyze, understand and evaluate complex situations.  Identifies strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches to a situation.  Exercises appropriate judgment in establishing priorities.

Interpersonal Relationships:  Develops and maintains cooperative and professional relationships with employees, citizens, community and private organizations, elected officials, boards and commissions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field.  Master’s Degree in Public Administration preferred.


Two to three (2-3) years of progressively responsible experience in the public sector


An equivalent combination of education and experience.


Exempt Position (Grade 52) $24.04 - $30.10 per hour starting range D.O.Q

WORKING CONDITIONS: Generally comfortable conditions typical office setting. Intermittent sitting, standing, and travel to various city locations. Considerable exposure to stress as a result of human behavior, frequent deadlines, and the general demands of the positions. Mental application utilizes memory for detail.

NOTICE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only tasks to be performed by the employee occupying this position. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor. It is the policy of the City of Holladay to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Human Resources will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicants during the selection process. If you have special needs please call 801-834-2577. In the interest of the workplace and public safety, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a chemical screen for the purpose of detecting the presence of alcohol and/or controlled substances in the body. The City of Holladay requires as condition of employment, the use of direct payroll deposit to a bank or savings account.

APPLICATIONS and RESUMES must be submitted to Holladay City Hall, 4580 S. 2300 E., Holladay, UT 84117 NO later than 4:00 PM on Friday, September 29, 2017.  Applications can be obtained from Holladay City Hall, 4580 S. 2300 E., Holladay, UT 84117 or online at www.cityofholladay.com


The City of Holladay is an Equal Opportunity Employer.