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City of Janesville, Assistant to the City Manager

Why join the City of Janesville (CoJ) Team?

The City of Janesville (population 64,415) is located in south-central Wisconsin.  The citizens of Janesville choose this community, not just as a place to live, but as a place to realize life’s opportunities. We strive to sustain a community culture where differences are recognized, understood, and appreciated. As such, the City of Janesville recognizes the importance of developing an environment where diversity is not merely accepted but embraced and celebrated. As public servants, we believe everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. To this end, we will diligently recruit and retain the most talented employees in an environment that fosters maximizing one’s potential. Therefore, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to consider employment with the City of Janesville and serve the residents of “Wisconsin’s Park Place”.

What does the Assistant to the City Manager position entail?

The Assistant to the City Manager position provides a variety of professional administrative and managerial duties in assisting the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager. This position performs both assigned and independent duties. Work involves assisting the City Manager in the administration and coordination of various governmental functions and programs and communicating those functions and programs to the Common Council, City departments and the general public, as necessary; and assisting the City Manager in the implementation of special programs and projects. This position also coordinates the work assignments and supervises the Communication Specialist and Management Interns.


What are the minimum requirements/qualifications?

To perform the essential duties of the position, the minimum education and experience required includes:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business administration, or closely related field is required. A master’s degree in business or public administration is highly desirable.
  • One to four years related experience in local government, serving in an administrative or managerial capacity is required. Extensive experience of an increasingly responsible nature in local government administration as a Management Analyst or similar position is preferred.
  • Valid state-issued driver’s license at time of hire is required.


What is the typical schedule?

Typically, you will work Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM; there is some flexibility to choose to your schedule between office hours.

What is the pay?

The starting annual salary for this position is $63,584 – $69,942, with the opportunity to earn up to a 5% merit increase after six months based on job performance. This position is also eligible for annual economic adjustments, as approved by the City Council.

Are there other benefits?

Yes! On top of being a great community to live and/or work in, the City offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance options, group life insurance, short-term and long- term disability insurance, paid time off, and other benefits. The City of Janesville is part the Wisconsin Retirement System, which is among the best funded and best managed public pension systems in the country and is the 8th largest U.S. public pension fund! For 2023, both the employer and employee contribute 6.8%, totaling 13.6% of earnings contributed each paycheck. When combining the benefits the City provides and your annual salary, the total compensation rate is potentially $76,933 – $98,845 annually, depending on the benefits and coverage types elected.

To make the benefit package even better, benefits go into effect quickly to help ease our new hires’ possible stress over lapse in coverage. If new employees are hired before the 15th of the month, medical, dental, and vision insurance will go into effect on the date of hire. If new employees are hired on or after the 15th of the month, medical, dental, and vision benefits will go into effect on the 1st of the following month.


What else do I need to know?

You can view the full job description by clicking here; scroll down and click the menu icon to the left of Job Opportunities, click on “Class Specifications”, and search for the Assistant to the City Manager position. Individuals interested in applying for the Assistant to the City Manager position should visit the CoJ’s Jobs Website or go to; please click on “Jobs” in the top right corner.

Applications, resumes, and cover letters need to be submitted by: 

Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

The City of Janesville is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.



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