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The City of Mount Vernon Seeks Goal-Oriented and Innovative Safety Service Director

Serving under the direction of the Mayor, the Safety Service Director will supervise and administer the operations of all departments within the City of Mount Vernon and carry out policies established by Ordinance and the Ohio Revised Code.

The newly appointed Safety Service Director should possess strong organizational leadership skills within a growing community, be able to have the ability to accurately review and approve legislative matters before Council, and have proven collective bargaining and public/government contract experience. Additionally, candidates should be able to develop and manage a 58-million-dollar budget, understand operational and technology management, city planning, zoning code and enforcement along with economic development.

Additional general duties will include collaboration with City Council members by administering legislation and established ordinances, be responsive to public relations matters regarding services the city performs, and building stronger internal and external relationships with community stakeholders without compromising the law and the mission of the city. Interested candidates should also obtain high emotional intelligence in a variety of demanding situations, including citizen complaints.

Valuing employees is important to the City of Mount Vernon Administration team. Applicants should be able to lead by example, collaboratively partner with various department heads, including the roll out and management of Phase II of our Strategic Plan, and continue building optimistic synergy and a positive teamwork culture around the City of Mount Vernon.

Preferred candidates should possess a master’s degree in public administration or a related field and should have considerable knowledge of municipal government and operations. Furthermore, applicants should have some knowledge of public utilities service delivery and management, obtain supervisory experience, and be able to build/retain effective working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. Candidates should also have the ability to write and speak effectively.

Candidates with equally established prior years of municipal government and operations experience are also encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
Please submit an official cover letter and resume to Denise Neff, Human Resources Director, at Applications will be reviewed immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.