Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

12.19.14 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Let’s Get Cracking Remix)

5 Comments 16 December 2014

Ugly Christmas sweaters bask in mainstream appeal Management Chief Operating Officer – OED, Denver, CO Village Manager, Mackinaw City, MI Assistant County Manager, Union County, NC Associate Vice President for Strategic Communication, Sam Bernardino, CA Town Administrator / Finance Officer, Weldon, NC City Administrator, Seward, NE Town Administrator, Troy, NH Assistant Township Manager, Caln Township, PA City Administrator, [...]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

UNC Job Posts 12.19.2014

Comments Off 19 December 2014

This week’s list of jobs from the University of North Carolina MPA program has openings from Reidsville, NC to Billings, MT. Check out the openings and apply below. Local Government: Assistant County Manager, Union County, NC City Manager, City of Reidsville, NC County Manager, Beaufort, NC Director of Social Services, Transylvania County, NC Economic Development [...]

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Career

163 Tips for Your Career and Future Job Searches

Comments Off 19 December 2014

You’ve read about the career survey that we completed last month. We’ve highlighted a number of the findings in these articles: Cover Letters: The Hardest Part of the Search, 6 Tips for Interviewing for a Job by Emily Leuning, and 6 Tips for Writing a Resume by Katie Babits, Veneta, OR. We have three more articles in the works on [...]

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The Practitioner

360 Review with Wilson Hooper, City of Charlotte, NC

0 Comments 19 December 2014

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned performance review? ELGL loves them so much that we’re embarking on a “360 Review of Local Government.” We’re going to evaluate every single inch of the local government arena by talking to ourselves (a.k.a: other local government professionals), tech companies, journalists, professors, and anyone else who hasn’t blocked our [...]

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Cookingham Connection

Guidepost #21 – Pete Olson, Yorktown, Indiana

0 Comments 19 December 2014

Welcome to the 21st week of the Cookingham Connection series.  Today, we hear from Pete Olson. He is the Assistant Town Manager for the City of Yorktown, Indiana,  a position he has held since July 2009. Prior to that, he was the city’s Deputy Town Manager. He holds an MPA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. [...]

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Morning Buzz

12.19.2014

0 Comments 19 December 2014

Morning Buzz Good morning and welcome to you Friday Morning Buzz. Today we take a look at innovative police practices across the country, an inter-state lawsuit over pot legalization and Seattle’s pinball obsession. Last night Stephen Colbert signed off on Comedy Central for the last time. We’ll honor him the only way we know how; with a series of memes [...]

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Local Government Confidential

#LocalGov Confidential: In Jacksonville, Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Florida

1 Comment 18 December 2014

Kent Wyatt is back with the Local Government Confidential. This members-only post will discuss all things that non-members shouldn’t know.  Friday, December 19 The City of Jacksonville, FL has unleashed a video that has all the snarky blogs talking. (H/T to Mark Bondo for sending it to us.) Is it horrible? Is it awesome? “The Landing, [...]

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Career

Cover Letters: The Hardest Part of the Search

5 Comments 18 December 2014

In this series of articles, ELGL members reflect on the themes from our recent survey on careers. So far, we learned tips for interviewing and writing a resume.  Ian Davidson, a recent graduate of Oregon State University’s MPP program and ELGL project assistant, offers some tips for writing a cover letter. Cover Letters: The Hardest Part [...]

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On Campus

An Example of an Opinion Leaders Survey

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Carlton Opinion Leaders Survey Conducted, at the request of City Manager Chad Olsen, the project team was led by consultant Jeff Tryens, Arianna Denney, a recent graduate of Portland State University’s MPA program, and current PSU MPA candidate Avery Pickard.

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The Practitioner

Better than Excel? CostTree Offers Web-Based Alternative

3 Comments 18 December 2014

It’s why we love the Twitterverse because it gets us connected to groups like CostTree, a Sacramento, CA based business. We break from profiling legislative tools such as BillTrack50 and POLCO to highlight CostTree which focuses on cost allocation plans. Cost Tree on Cost Tree CostTree (Facebook and Twitter) is an intuitive, reliable, cost effective software [...]

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Job Posting

Oregon Local Government Job Postings

1 Comment 18 December 2014

ELGL friend Heather Gantz with Waldron Recruiting has two exciting job opportunities to share with ELGL members: The City of Corvallis is looking for a new City Manager.  This is an exciting opportunity to lead a city through some exciting initiatives and of course partnering with Oregon State University. Canby Utility is looking for a [...]

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