MPA Job list**Management Assistant Program Long Beach CA

Angie Stefaniak angela.stefaniak at
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.
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 
faculty member.
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, 
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
The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all 
levels of the organization.
Angie Stefaniak, MPA
Program Manager
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