Council Aide (Assistant to Elected Official) (open until filled)

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support

Job Description

Full-time position available with the City Council, Fifth District located at 414 E. 12th Street
Salary Range: $2,865 - $4,886/month
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; evenings and weekends vary depending on needs
Application Deadline Date:Open Until Filled

*Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.


Responsibilities

Provides general assistance to an elected official. Supervision is received and work is performed under general direction of an elected official, with considerable latitude for independent judgment. Meets/corresponds with various governmental agencies, citizens, professionals, businesses and other groups to conduct research, answer questions, discuss problems and secure their involvement in completing various projects. Receives/prepares official replies to inquiries, suggestions, complaints received by mail, e-mail, telephone, personal visits from the general public, civic/governmental agencies and other organizations. When requested, attends numerous meetings and prepares progress reports concerning assigned activities. Briefs the elected official on matters of significance to ensure that appropriate action is taken. Coordinates complex programs or projects of interest to the elected official. Must be responsive to all external communications and perform community outreach. Must have strong written/verbal communication skills. Must be able to plan, organize and execute complex events, including, but not limited to, city wide events. Performs related duties as required.


Qualifications

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree. Public relations and/or journalism skills are strongly preferred.


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

May be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of hire as the most recent test result. Having a positive result at any point for any current or potential employee will have no impact on employment status nor employment offer.

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The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00P.M., C.T. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, C.T.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.

Job Address

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