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Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume online to Orion Search Group. For more information contact Joel Bergstrom at email@example.com.The position will remain open until filled.
The City of Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and nationally recognized as a progressive city with a strong economy and a highly engaged and diverse populace. Minneapolis is well positioned for continued growth and prominence.
Our city operates with a Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor and 13 City Council members from individual wards are elected for concurrent four-year terms. Department heads are nominated by the Mayor and appointed by the Executive Committee. The City Coordinator is responsible for the administrative operations of the City. The annual budget is $1.2 billion, and there are approximately 3,960 employees.
Over 3900 employees at the City of Minneapolis faithfully serve the residents, businesses and visitors of the City every single day. Some jobs are more visible in the community while some are behind the scenes, but each employee at the City plays a role in keeping Minneapolis a vibrant place that tops many lists.
Our employees look for ways to keep Minneapolis at the leading edge, offering services and policies that are more comprehensive and progressive than the vast majority of cities. Our employees are a key reason why Minneapolis is a place where all people have an equitable opportunity for success and happiness.
Our purpose, to serve the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis is at the foundation of everything we do. It shapes our priorities, our work, and our culture. It drives our employees to look for new ways to serve, creating an innovative and engaged culture.
The Director ensures that Regulatory Services effectively balances the needs of customers with the need for public safety and neighborhood livability through regulatory enforcement with a lens on equity. The Director reports to the Mayor and Executive Committee and supervises five division directors/managers. Major responsibilities include:
Leading Regulatory Services staff and resources to maximize the department's efforts to strategically and effectively:
Ensure the safety and livability of all commercial and residential properties.
Address residential and commercial properties that are chronic problems for neighbors and the community.
Manage traffic and parking enforcement to minimize congestion, ensure compliance with parking regulations, and encourage vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Ensure public safety by enforcing the municipal code pertaining to animals
Safeguard animals by caring for them in a state of the art shelter and working with rescue partners to provide adequate care.
Providing executive-level oversight in the preparation and management of the department's operating and capital budgets and subsequent fiscal reporting and review.
Representing the City's goals, values, policy positions and initiatives with Minneapolis residents and businesses and a variety of other stakeholders in Minneapolis and throughout the region.
Developing strategic plans and implementing organizational change to maximize department effectiveness and efficiency and improve customer service.
Building relationships and partnerships with local building owners, community leaders, business executives, elected officials and City departmental leadership and working collaboratively to develop strategies and initiatives that improve City services, achieve City goals and address enterprise challenges.
Responding to requests and feedback from the Mayor, the City Council members and the public.
Working with leaders to develop policies and improve local ordinances and state codes; represent the City on various internal and external boards and committees; and testify in public and legislative hearings on matters relating to codes and ordinances.
A bachelor's degree is required, along with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible broad-based management.
The ideal candidate is a decisive, results-oriented professional committed to excellence. This visionary leader has the highest standards for ethics and integrity and demonstrates exceptional business planning, communication and interpersonal competencies. The Director is agile and skilled in navigating the political environment without being political or promoting personal political views. Our new Director sees opportunities where others see obstacles and is excited to meet challenges head on.
The Director has the skills needed to successfully lead a complex, multi-faceted organization and financial system. The leader needs a proven track record of innovation, consensus-building, implementing best practices to achieve organizational goals and objectives, and measuring progress and success. The individual will also possess strong organizational development skills, experience in change management, a customer and partner focus, and the ability to foster an inclusive environment.
Prefer experience in a union work environment as well as in code and regulatory enforcement.
City Of Minneapolis, MN