Deputy City Manager – Community and Economic Development – Vancouver, WA

Client: City of Vancouver, Washington
Position: Deputy City Manager – Community and Economic Development
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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The City of Vancouver, Washington is recruiting nationally for two talented and accomplished candidates with a highly successful track record of inclusive and transparent leadership to serve in the positions of Deputy City Manager – Enterprise Services and Deputy City Manager – Community and Economic Development. Serving at the pleasure of the City Manager, the Deputy City Managers will work with an impressive leadership team and together oversee a capable staff of approximately 1,192 employees with a biennial budget of approximately $1.3 billion.

The Deputy City Manager – Enterprise Services oversees the City’s enterprise services functions including: Human Resources; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; General Services; and Information Technology. The operational aspects of the Communications function also reports to the Deputy in a matrix management structure with the City Manager. The Deputy City Manager demonstrates leadership in planning, directing, and reviewing the activities and operations of the City and provides highly responsible and complex strategic and administrative support to the City Manager.

The Deputy City Manager – Community and Economic Development oversees the City departments that are vital to a vibrant community. These departments include: Economic Development; Community Development; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services; and the Policy and Program Manager. This position is a highly responsible executive staff-level professional, providing close strategic consultation to the City Manager on a wide range of issues.

Both positions require a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government, including 5 years at a director level or higher, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered. A Master’s degree is highly desirable. It is preferred that the Deputy City Managers become residents of Clark County within the first six months of hire.

The budgeted annual salary range for both positions is: $184,652 to $239,802. The entry point for new hires is based upon qualifications, experience, and internal equity. The City does participate in Social Security. Interested candidates from out-of-state should be aware that there is no personal state income tax in the State of Washington. Additionally, the City offers a competitive benefits package including Washington State PERS retirement.