The University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service is looking for a dedicated and experienced manager or assistant manager to serve as a municipal management consultant in our Jackson, Tennessee office.
City managers and assistants – what do you love most about your job?
Making a difference in your community and serving the public? If so, then you will want to know more about our municipal management consultant position. In this position, you’ll do not have to worry about the next election or taking care of the neighbors complaining about the dog that barks all night – you can just focus on assisting city staff and elected officials as they serve every day on the front lines delivering services to their communities. As a part of the MTAS team, you can make a positive impact on many cities and communities, not just one.
What is MTAS?
There’s nothing else in the country quite like MTAS. An agency of the UT Institute for Public Service, MTAS provides technical assistance to cities and towns across the state – their governing bodies, mayors, city managers, city recorders and city department heads. Established in 1949 by the Tennessee General Assembly to provide “in all matters relating to municipal government,” MTAS is funded by a direct state appropriation and a portion of the local share of the statewide sales tax.
MTAS completes close to 10,000 major municipal management and technical consulting projects each year. MTAS also produces unique resources on a wide range of municipal topics as well as research and information services for all cities and towns in Tennessee. In addition, we provide extensive training and certification programs for elected officials and staff across the state.
What is the role of the Municipal Management Consultant at MTAS?
The municipal management consultants are usually a city’s first contact with MTAS. These professionals work one-on-one with city officials to find solutions to the complex problems that local governments across the state face every day. Each management consultant provides professional advice and assistance to an assigned set of cities in Tennessee, regardless of size, on a broad range of issues and problems. In addition to providing direct client assistance, our management consultants produce reports on timely and critical issues, teach courses in our statewide training program, and assist other consultants in the agency with individual and team projects.
We often hear from local government officials in other states that they sure wish they “had an MTAS” in their state! Your expertise and experience can make a direct impact on the municipal services delivered to communities throughout the state. Join us in providing this unique and much-needed service to the cities and towns in Tennessee.
For more information on MTAS, please visit our website: http://www.mtas.tennessee.edu
For questions about the position, please contact: Pat Hardy, Municipal Management Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.