The City of Long Beach, California is looking for talented aspiring public leaders interested in applying their skills to serve a diverse, full-service city of 470,000 residents. Established in 1980, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant program is the longest-running municipal management development program in California. The Management Assistant Program provides talented and motivated individuals with experience and skills to become innovative local government leaders. Management Assistants experience a paid one-year apprenticeship working in four three-month rotations in various city departments alongside career department heads. For more information, watch our recruitment video or visit our website.
Alumni of the Management Assistant Program have held many key positions in the City including Assistant City Manager, Deputy City Manager, and Directors of Economic Development, Development Services, and Human Resources. Alumni have also taken leadership positions in various other local government agencies, as well as non-profits and philanthropic organizations.
Completed requirements for a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, Urban Planning or a related field by June 2019 and 6 months experience in government, finance, legislation, research, or statistical analysis.
Approximately $58,354, a full benefits package, and a CalPERS defined pension with an employee participation currently at 6.5 percent of salary.
“Ask a Management Assistant”:
If you have any questions about the Management Assistant Program, the application process, or the City of Long Beach, feel free to schedule a conversation with a Management Assistant. One of the four current Management Assistants will connect with you for a phone call or video chat.
Applications to the program can be found here and are due on January 21, 2019 at 11:59pm.