Inside the City of Hillsboro
Hillsboro is one of Oregon’s most diverse and dynamic cities, with a steadily growing population of just over 100,000. During the workday, more than 50,000 employees commute to Hillsboro by car, bicycle, bus, or Light Rail train to work at companies such as Intel, Nike, and Genentech. Hillsboro is the largest city in Washington County and serves as the county seat.
Known as a forward-thinking and visionary organization, the City of Hillsboro enjoys a reputation of excellence in its long-term strategic and fiscal planning. The City welcomes and values each resident, business, and guest by providing exceptional and equitable public services.
The Assistant City Manager serves a vital leadership role in the organization, while supporting the City Manager’s efforts to implement the City Council’s goals and policies. This position will continue the focus on Hillsboro’s strong reputation for being strategic and forward thinking as the City continues to grow, and will work to ensure Hillsboro’s new and existing infrastructure will serve the needs of the community for many years to come.
With an eye on innovation, this position will lead several City departments and work groups that may include any combination of the Public Works, Water, Economic and Community Development, Finance, and Information Services Departments. The Assistant City Manager will report directly to the City Manager and collaborate with their peer Assistant City Manager to ensure cross-departmental collaboration and open, effective communication.
The Assistant City Manager understands how today’s decisions will impact generations to come. A forward- thinking visionary, the successful candidate will work with talented staff to ensure efficient, equitable, and reliable services to the community. The Assistant City Manager is a thoughtful, level-headed leader with the right amount of passion, patience, and heart to move the organization forward.
The City seeks an Assistant City Manager that is creative, innovative, and brings a fresh, yet experienced and measured, voice and perspective to Hillsboro. A natural convener and collaborator, the Assistant City Manager recognizes the importance of relationships and partnerships at all levels. They actively nurture an open and welcoming environment that continues to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate is an effective communicator and actively keeps others well informed. They also appreciate a good sense of humor, and have the ability to work well under stress. The Assistant City Manager is an active listener who values honesty and integrity, and believes in fostering mutual respect at all levels.
The Assistant City Manager understands and appreciates public service, providing quality of life services and, above all, values a sense of community. The successful candidate has a combination of skills and education that enable success as Hillsboro’s Assistant City Manager, such as a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of related experience. Previous local government experience is highly preferred.
The Assistant City Manager brings a broad and diverse background into public service, ideally in a leadership role. The successful candidate embraces Hillsboro’s culture and adheres to and delivers on the values and mission of the City.
City Council works for Hillsboro residents.
City Council provides community leadership, create policies to guide the City in delivering services and achieving community goals, and encourage citizen awareness and involvement through committees and boards, the Youth Advisory Council and more. The City Council also serves as the Hillsboro Economic Development Council (HEDC), the City's urban renewal agency under Oregon Revised Statue 457.
Hiring unique individuals who reflect and enhance the diverse community Hillsboro serves is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. The City values, respects, and empowers employees’ authentic voices and innovative ideas.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and no later than November 17, 2019.
Cover letters expressing your interest in the City of Hillsboro — and how you would succeed in the role — should be addressed to Heather Gantz. Please submit your resume and cover letter via Waldron’s Candidate Web Portal.
The search for the City of Hillsboro’s Assistant City Manager is being assisted by a team from Waldron:
Heather Gantz, Search Director
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