Finally, a job description that doesn’t require the customary 10 years of experience

I like the forward thinking of this job description. It doesn't require 10 years of experience and puts more emphasis on innate ability. See highlighted text below.


of Staff to the Mayor of Sacramento

On November 4th the people
elected Kevin Johnson to lead Sacramento with a clear mandate for change. 
After playing in the NBA for twelve years, Kevin Johnson founded a non-profit
organization focused on community revitalization. As CEO he attracted
and planned businesses creating nearly 300 jobs, catalyzed economic
development in the region, created seven successful schools that significantly
raised student achievement and he is now focused on bringing about change
in Sacramento. As Mayor he has pledged to make Sacramento a city that
works for everyone.  With a small staff, the Mayor’s goal is
to change the way politics works in Sacramento – to ensure that decisions
are made based on the interests of its citizens and children, and not
based on factions or party politics. We are seeking to create a dynamic
team that will work relentlessly to create a vibrant Sacramento, increase
safety, improve schools and strengthen the city’s economy.

[deleted roles and responsibilities for presentation purposes – see attached file for full details]

We seek an outstanding strategic thinker and implementer who believes
deeply in the Mayor’s mission and who displays a record of achievement
in challenging situations. A successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • Superior project management
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • A record of setting and
    achieving ambitious goals
  • Excellent communication
    and writing skills
  • The ability to manage multiple
    responsibilities simultaneously
  • Outstanding interpersonal
    and teamwork skills
  • Strong management experience
  • A commitment to producing
    consistently high quality, detailed work
  • The ability to identify
    challenges and actively work to find solutions
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent organizational
    and time-management skills
  • The ability to work effectively
    with others at all levels of an organization and to consistently display
    a high level of professionalism in all interactions
  • Public-speaking abilities,
    including the ability to inspire others
  • A willingness to work non-standard
    hours and occasional weekends
  • Prior experience with the
    city or in a similar role is not required.
  • MBA, JD, or Masters in Public
    Policy preferred

Posted by email from Daniel Hoang (posterous)

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