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OrganizationCity of Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineDecember 8, 2023
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangeThe preferred hiring amount for this position is between $158,258.00 - $197,029.00 Annually.
Phone(434) 970-3104


Application Deadline: 12/08/2023 by 5:00pm EST.

To Apply: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time. Click here to apply online!

The Deputy City Manager of Operations is an executive staff management position reporting directly to the City Manager. This position performs complex professional and administrative work in assisting the City Manager in a variety of assignments primarily relating to the planning, direction, control and evaluation of the operations and programs of the City Government, City-wide initiatives, City Council strategic priorities, the coordination of the City’s operating and capital improvement budgets.

This position works collaboratively with Department Directors, Assistant Directors and other senior leadership within the organization to support the City Manager. This is accomplished by serving as a trusted policy advisor and analyst to the City Manager, ensuring priorities are strategically managed and results measured, and service delivery meets and aligns with established organizational performance standards.

Specific assignments may include the oversight of specific departments, the City’s community engagement initiatives, responding to inquiries from the City Council and the public and overseeing and participating in the planning and administration of major projects and programs. Does related work as required.

The City Manager has direct supervision of the City’s departments; however the Deputy City Manager of Operations is expected to work closely with City departments on behalf of the City Manager. Reports to the City Manager and may act in their absence. Primarily and most frequently the work done here is performed as a leader or director with broad functional areas and more expertise and strategic focus. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, and at least five (5) professional references. 

The preferred hiring amount for this position is between $158,258.00 – $197,029.00 Annually. Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City’s retirement options, gym membership reimbursement (up to $34 a month), tuition reimbursement (up to $3,000 per fiscal year), and continuing education/training opportunities.

  • For a general summary of benefits offered by the City, please click the ‘benefits’ tab on this posting, or visit
  • The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS and there are certain provisions that must be met. For questions pertaining to the Portability Agreement, please contact the City’s Benefits Administrator at 434-970-3462.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, economics, business or public administration, or other local government services field.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in a Director level position, an equivalent or higher-level position; preference for 10 or more years.
  • Demonstrated experience as a senior member of a management team is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Preference for experience with collective bargaining and finance.

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.