The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley is one of the nation’s best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values: Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, and Celebration.
The San José City Council consists of ten Councilmembers elected by district and a Mayor elected at-large, each for four-year terms. The Mayor and Council are responsible for representing the residents of San José, providing accountability, reviewing public policy and programs, and adopting those policies which best meet the needs of the residents, visitors, and businesses in San José.
The Mayor serves as the political leader in San José, and under the City Charter, is responsible for recommending policy, program, and budget priorities for the City.
The Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo is recruiting for a full-time Executive Assistant to the Mayor. Under the direction of the Mayor’s Administrative team, this position will provide office administrative functions and general assistance to the Mayor.
The position requires an employee with strong and effective organizational skills; ability to handle heavy scheduling and multiple assignments; excellent written and oral communications skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with community members and neighborhood organizations, key stakeholders, and City staff. Candidates must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends, and as exempt management employees, are not eligible for overtime compensation.
Employees in this classification are not members of the classified civil service and are appointed "at will." Each appointment is for a specified period to be determined by the appointing Mayor and does not extend past the end of the elected official's or appointing authority's term. This unclassified position requires a disclosure of outside investments, real property interest, income, and business positions.
The Executive Assistant to the Mayor will be primarily responsible for the following tasks:
Provide executive support to the Mayor, serving as primary point of contact on all matters pertaining to the Mayor.
The ideal candidate will possess the most desirable combination of training, skills, and experience, which will allow him or her to serve as a member of the Mayor's Office. Desirable experience, knowledge and skills for this position include:
Application & Selection Process:
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application, resume, and supplemental questions. Only the most qualified candidates will be forwarded to the next phase of the selection process.
To be considered for this position, you must fill out the online application available on the City of San Jose website and submit a cover letter and resume.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.
1.Describe your experience as an executive assistant supporting a C-suite and/or senior executive (include your job title, employer name(s), date(s) of employment, and specific duties performed).
For more information about the Mayor's Office, please, click here.
Link to Benefits Page: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=707
Link to California Equal Pay Act: http://www.sjcity.net/DocumentCenter/View/18980
To apply, please complete an application via the City of San José’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The application deadline is on December 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.