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City of Wichita Management Fellow in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11369063 Job Title:MANAGEMENT FELLOWClosing Date/Time:Sun. 01/31/21 11:59 PM Central TimeSalary:$35,000.00 AnnuallyJob Type:Management FellowLocation:City Manager's Office, 455 N. Main St., 13th floor, Wichita, KS 67202, Kansas The Public Management Fellowship program allows current or recently graduated Master of Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field student the opportunity to gain valuable career-related experience in virtually all areas of municipal operations. Fellows will be involved in research, analytical work and managing special projects. Management Fellows perform their work in the City Manager's Office and are offered opportunities to work with various government departments. *Public Management Fellow positions are for a 12-month period. Fellows are eligible for City health and dental insurance, holiday pay and Sick Leave (not subject to the six-month probationary rule). Professional leave associated with their academic program is also available.*For additional information please visit:https://wichita.gov/CMO/Fellowship/Pages/default.aspx Examples of Work Performed:Assists the City Manager's Office in researching high-level current issues.Acts as a liaison between the City and the community at City events.Attends meetings on behalf of or in conjunction with management.Plans and coordinates various meetings and conferences.Attends conferences and seminars that develop skill and knowledge.Participates in developing the City budget and Capital Improvement Program.Reviews, updates and implements operations policies and procedures.Assists in employee conflict remediation, Accident Review Board, and other employee-related issues.Conducts financial studies, and develops and presents recommendations.Develops portions of financial reports.Completion of work assignments may require operation of a vehicle.Reports directly to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager.Meets weekly with the City Manager regarding assignment status and workload.These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive.Other related duties may be assigned as needed. Requirements of Work:Knowledge obtained from academic study and/or experience of the principles and practices of Public Management.Knowledge of the functions, practices and principles of information processing, analysis and management.Knowledge of the principles and practices of financial and management analysis.Ability to use a computer to access, interpret and record information, including developing spreadsheets involving basic mathematical and statistical operations.Ability to work with the four functions of mathematics.Ability to research, analyze, summarize and report findings.Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of other organizations, and the public.Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.May require ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas Driver's License.An employee will not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace. Required Experience and Training:*Applicants must be nearly completed in coursework toward a Master of Public Administration degree.* ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:A cover letter stating interest and intent attached to the application under the attachments sectionA current resume including education, universities attended, degree awarded and completion dates attached to the application under the attachments sectionScanned or an electronic copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcriptsThree references with daytime phone numbers and email addresses LGMF Management Case Stu dy Assessment attached to the application under the attachments sectionLGMF Management Case StudyAssignment: In no more than 900 words (about three (3) double-spaced pages), developed an approach that is analytical and inclusive that recognizes the explosive political climate. Be sure to proofread and eliminate or correct any special characters that may be generated when you paste in your assignment. NOTICE: This is a professional assessment case study; it is an assessment of your professional management ideas not an academic paper, and may not be reviewed by a professor, writing center, peer or other individual or group. No outside resources may be used or consulted.Transit was a long-time responsibility of the local government. The jurisdiction of some 100,000 residents was free-standing and full-service and was located about an hour from a metro area. The jurisdiction owned and operated the bare bones transit system. Financially, it was losing money consistently. Recently, a newly elected member of the governing body had taken office, pledging to the voters that she would run a tight ship and that all "sacred cows" would be scrutinized in an effort to save tax dollars. She replaced a member of the governing body who had supported transit, and now a bare majority, including the chair, was known as fiscally conservative even though the chair could go either way (the chair is a voting member of the governing body). At budget time, the new