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City of North Chicago, Chief of Staff

City of North Chicago, Chief of Staff

The City of North Chicago is seeking a leader to serve as the Chief of Staff for the City.  The City of North Chicago, Illinois, (population 30,038), a home-rule municipality, is located approximately 36 miles north of the Chicago “Loop.” Located on the shores of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee, North Chicago is the proud home to Naval Station Great Lakes, the only training command for United States Navy recruits and the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center – the nation’s first fully integrated Veteran’s Affairs and Department of Defense entity.

The Chief of Staff is an executive level position that reports directly to the Mayor, and is involved in the day-to-day operations of the City.  The Chief of Staff role is responsible for the

proper administration of all departments and offices within the City. The Chief of Staff evaluates the work of department heads as well as professionals and other subordinates,

including office staff. This position will have responsibilities to directly supervise, plan, assign and direct the activities assigned to all City departments, with the exception of the Police

Department. This role will develop and implement policies and procedures; provide support to lead strategic, tactical and operational initiatives to grow revenue, reduce costs, create

budget strategy, improve efficiency, and manage the status of major projects. Other duties include understanding the political environment, management priorities, staff roles and

responsibilities, and external factors impacting the City.


Qualified candidates will have:

Master’s Degree in public administration, business administration, or related field with strong accounting and budgeting skills;
Strong background in budget development and long-term financial and capital improvement planning;
Prior experience as either a Director, Assistant Director and/or manager of a municipal Department preferably in a unionized and/or public sector environment;
Five (5) years experience in government administration;
Exhibit exceptional customer service and communication skills.
Salary range: $153,033.00 – $182,888.00 +/- DOQ.  The City also has a very attractive benefit package to include medical, dental, vision, participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), vacation, sick and personal leave.

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Chief of Staff Search at

The City of North Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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