City of Tampa

Workforce Partnerships and Special Projects Director (#900970) MG

$48.38-$75.82 Hourly / $8,385.87-$13,142.13 Monthly / $100,630.40-$157,705.60 Yearly


This is highly responsible work managing the city’s workforce partnerships, relations and liaison activities and high-level special projects on behalf of the Mayor Office.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class, under the administrative direction of the Mayor, is responsible for representing and promoting the city’s interests with numerous workforce partnerships.  This work requires the application of extensive personal initiative and independent judgment in meeting with business owners, non-profit agencies, and community leaders on a variety of workforce-related areas in an effort to build and maintain relations between city government and the community. The position will also manage a variety of high-level projects on behalf of the executive staff.  The nature of work requires interaction between internal and external stakeholders to meet established objectives.  The employee serves as a member of the Mayor’s Executive Staff and work is evaluated by conferences, reports, and results achieved. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Analyzes, researches and develops strategies to address workforce concerns; reviews proposed recommendations, gains clarity through interactions and provides recommendations to the executive team.  

Manage multiple ongoing projects at once both independently and in consultation with internal and external stakeholders.  

Lead or support strategic project management, ensuring deliverable quality and timeliness, and stakeholder management; develop, refine and complete various projects.  

Actively contributes valuable insight and content knowledge to internal and external stakeholders; supports strategy related meetings; maintain and support key relationships.    

Represent the Mayor and the Administrator of Neighborhood and Community Affairs and serve as the city’s liaison to various boards and committees within the workforce development community; attends or monitors meetings of local boards and authorities.  

Drafts and disseminates memoranda to relevant city department directors and managers and conducts special briefings to obtain feedback.  

Assists the Chief Diversity Officer with related diversity and inclusion duties.  

Assists in ad-hoc special project reports as needed.  

Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: municipal administration and organization. Considerable knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; public relations and public information dissemination practices and procedures; federal and state laws relating to job duties.

Ability to:  establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials and directors, legislators and their aides, local boards and committees; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; perform research and prepare information reports and position papers.

Skill in:  making presentations in a variety of settings; research and analysis of data.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in political science, public or business administration or related field and extensive experience in public administration including experience in public information activities

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers’ license required.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 900970;