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Chief of Staff
City of Ithaca
Office of Human Resources / Civil Service
108 E. Green St. - Ithaca , NY - 14850
Phone: (607) 274-6539 / Fax: (607) 274-6574 / E-mail: hrdept@cityofithaca.org


TITLE: Chief of Staff
LOCATION: City of Ithaca - Mayor’s Office
SALARY: $102,136, with subsequent increases to $122,563

The City of Ithaca values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and those with lived experiences.

The Mayor of the City of Ithaca is seeking a Chief of Staff with a proven track record of a commitment to equity and social justice. This individual will use that commitment to act on behalf of the Mayor in the daily management of the organization; will drive transformative culture change; will operationalize the city’s com-mitment to an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace; will oversee a performance management system for the effective delivery of services; and will assist the Mayor in the development and management of the annual operating and capital budgets. The new Chief of Staff will play a key role in the implementation of a Department of Public Safety, designed to offer protection and service with excellence while addressing the policing concerns of minoritized communities in our city. Ithaca, NY is a mini metropolis with a highly en-gaged and progressive population. This is an exciting and challenging time to work for the City of Ithaca.
Position: Chief of Staff
Organization: City of Ithaca
Location: Ithaca,  NY 
United States
Salary: $102,136, with subsequent increases to $122,563
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 4/29/2021
Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The position of Chief of Staff is in the exempt class, so there are no specif-ic minimum qualifications. However, it is recommended that the appointee meet the following criteria:

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required. A degree major or specialization in management, government, business or public administration, political science, econom-ics or a similar field is preferred, but not required.

A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Management, Business Administration or a related field is pre-ferred, but not required.

A minimum of three years of management and administrative experience is required.

Experience in municipal government is preferred but not required.

Experience supervising professional and/or supervisory staff is required.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: There are no residency requirements for this position.

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: There are no exam requirements for this position.

• City of Ithaca application
• Cover letter
• Copy of college transcripts

Applications must be received by the City of Ithaca Human Resources Department no later than 4:30 PM EST on the last filing date indicated below. All applications must be submitted electronically through our online application program. We do not accept paper applications, faxed applications, e-mailed applica-tions or photocopies of applications.

Submit required application materials by May 20, 2021:

City of Ithaca
Human Resources Department
Web site: https://ithaca-portal.mycivilservice.com

The City of Ithaca is committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.

Issued: April 9, 2021
Status: This listing expires on: 5/29/2021
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Organization Information
City of Ithaca
108 E. Green St

Ithaca,  NY 14850
United States
(607) 274-6539
(607) 274-6574
Office of Human Resources / Civil Service