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Deputy City Administrator - City of Issaquah ( Job # 18-0088)

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Minimum Salary: $147,528.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $188,232.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Mayor's Office
Closes: January 02, 2019 at 2:30 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Friday, December 14, 2018
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Issaquah’s new Deputy City Administrator will be a person who loves a good challenge, embraces change, engages staff and community members in the decision-making process, and follows through to ensure that desired outcomes are achieved. This person will be a roll-up-the-sleeves leader whose passion for public service, love for the community, and strong work ethic inspire others to take positive action. This person will be an excellent analytical and strategic thinker, who also has ample political acumen. This person will have strong self-initiative to tackle issues and great facilitation and mediation skills. He/She will help to develop City employees on a personal and professional level to create a high functioning, collaborative, service-oriented team whose commitment to excellence brings value to the community. Finally, this person will be an excellent communicator who is approachable, inclusive, and fun-loving.

The Position

Under direction of the City Administrator, the Deputy City Administrator (DCA) guides staff in a variety of departments in their daily delivery of excellent service to the community. The DCA, in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, leads the entire organization on important initiatives and objectives. The DCA is a critical component of the Executive Office, assisting the Mayor and the City Administrator in achieving their goals, implementing direction from the City Council and meeting Issaquah’s needs. The DCA position will include both responsibilities that are internally and externally focused. While a true city management generalist is sought, it is anticipated that the DCA will have more direct responsibility for a set of departments and functions, which will be determined in part through consultation with the chosen candidate. The DCA will assist with preparing and facilitating the Council agenda. He/she will serve as a representative of the City to the community, organizations, elected officials, and other governmental agencies. The DCA must be fully capable of serving as Acting City Administrator when the need arises.

Challenges & Opportunities:
  1. Issaquah has experienced a population boom since 1990 and the City will continue to grow as it works to accommodate state-mandated targets of additional housing units and jobs and the future expansion of light rail. The organization’s need to keep pace with growth means the City is a fast-paced environment with plenty to do and many opportunities to innovate.
  2. The DCA will play a critical role in leading the organization’s cultural and change management initiatives. The organization is evolving into serving a larger and more diverse population, in more modern, efficient and effective ways. Its high-caliber team will continue to benefit from robust leadership support.
  3. The City anticipates adopting its first organization-wide strategic plan in 2019. The Deputy City Administrator will be responsible for coordinating implementation efforts and monitoring progress.
  4. Issaquah is working to advance several long-term capital investment plans, primarily for municipal facilities and transportation infrastructure. The DCA will have opportunities to shape City Council and community conversations about these needs and how to address them.
How to Apply:

Apply on-line immediately at Resume review begins December 14, 2018.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs via phone at (562) 901-0769 or via email at ckrebs@

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