MPA Job list**Management Assistant Program Long Beach CA
angela.stefaniak at cppa.utah.edu
Fri Oct 26 14:35:32 MDT 2007
*Management Assistant Program*
*City of Long Beach**, California*
$46,000 Annually/Excellent Benefits
Attracting the Country's Top Graduate Students for over 25 Years
Engaging Rotations. Access to Executive Management.
High-Priority Projects. Career Advancement.
A career with the City of Long Beach puts you on a rich and rewarding
professional career path. This program is an intense, fulfilling
one-year apprenticeship filled with challenge, excitement, and
tremendous opportunities for career and personal growth and provides
excellent opportunities to explore different career options, whether as
"a stepping stone" to launch your professional life, growing a long-term
career, or changing career paths.
Established in 1980, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program
is the longest-running nationally ranked municipal management
development program in California. The Management Assistant Program is
designed to attract, develop and retain innovative local government
practitioners. It offers an intense and fulfilling paid one-year
apprenticeship consisting of four, three-month department rotations.
Management Assistants will have one rotation each in the City Manager's
Office and the Department of Financial Management. The other two
rotations will be in areas where the City Manager has identified
critical projects that the Management Assistant can help support, while
meeting the interests of the program participants.
Management Assistants are considered key members of the City Management
Team and are given assignments in critical areas that develop project
management, program evaluation, report writing, research, presentation
and analytical skills to prepare them for a successful career in city
management. These assignments are designed to give the Management
Assistant a broad, positive experience in municipal government while
providing resources to areas the City Manager has determined to be high
priority. Management Assistants who successfully complete the one-year
program are well prepared to compete for professional positions within
the City and all Management Assistants have secured employment directly
following completion of the program.
Applicants must have completed the requirements for a Master's Degree in
Public Administration, Public Policy or related field by July 2008.
Proof of degree will be required prior to starting employment.
*HOW TO APPLY:*
Application Process and Program Details can be found at:
Submit *_FOUR COPIES_* (4) of the following documents:
Resume including honors, work experience, and school/extracurricular
Names and telephone numbers of three references, one of which must be a
Complete graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies
Responses to the following three questions. (Responses should be no more
than two pages per question.)
1. How will serving as a Management Assistant with the City of Long
Beach assist you in obtaining your long-range goals, and what is
it about the City of Long Beach that makes this your position of
choice? Please include your short-term and long-term career
2. Describe the most complex analysis that you have completed either
in a past internship, job or school assignment. Please specify
where you completed the analysis, why it was done, what the
outcome of the analysis was and any analytical tools used to
complete the project.
3. Describe what qualities you possess that you believe will make you
successful as a Management Assistant in the City of Long Beach.
All application materials must be postmarked no later than: *January 25,
*SEND DOCUMENTS TO:*
Management Assistant Program
City of Long Beach
333 West Ocean Boulevard, 13th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
For more information or additional questions:
Phone (562) 570-5045 TDD (562) 570-6706
Email: David_Gonzalez at longbeach.gov
The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all
levels of the organization.
Angie Stefaniak, MPA
Master of Public Policy Program <http://www.mpp.utah.edu>
Demography Certificate Program <http://www.demography.utah.edu>
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