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Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Company: City of Bridgeport
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Job Description:


The City of Bridgeport is now accepting submissions for the position of:

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Office of the Mayor

Salary and Benefits: $110,132.00-$121,139.00 per year. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package. This summary provides a brief overview of the benefits available to regular full-time municipal employees; depending on the employee group some of these benefits may include retirement pension administered by CMERS (Connecticut Municipal Employees Retirement System), health insurance (medical, dental, vision, prescription), life, disability, paid leave, paid holidays, 457(a) deferred compensation plan (employee paid), and other voluntary employee paid benefits.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, supplied application and three (3) professional references (name & contact only) to

Accepting complete submissions until the position is filled.

(Any/all changes to this opening shall be at the discretion of the City of Bridgeport).

Municipal Profile

The City of Bridgeport is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. It is boarded by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east; with an approximate population of 147,000, 50,367 households, and a population density of 9,226 residents per square mile. The City has a Mayor-City Council form of government. The City's Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City and serves four-year term(s). The City Council, which acts as the City's legislative body, consists of twenty (20) members elected for two-year terms


Provides support to the Chief Administrative Officer and/or Mayor; performs work independently; establishes priorities within work assignment.


Reports to the Chief Administrative Officer, Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff and/or Mayor; performs work independently, establishes priorities within work assignment.


Supervises support staff as needed


The essential functions or duties described below are the primary functions and duties of the position. There may be other types of work that may be performed, and the omission of a particular duty or function does not exclude that duty or function from the position provided the duty or function is similar in work, related to the work or logically assigned to the position.

Assist the Chief Administrative Officer as needed.
Become proficient with the current permitting process, rules and regulations, and enterprise software.
Act as the project manager for Request for Quotation (RFQ) for Permitting Process Study.
Establish a good working relationship and recurring meetings with the Director of the Office of Planning and Economic Development, the staff within Building, Zoning, Engineering, Fire Marshal, Health, Water Pollution Control, and Information Technology Services departments to coordinate efficient and effective service delivery to customers.
Make recommendations for improvement in work procedures and the coordination of inter-departmental activities and trouble shoot as needed.
Develop a system of metrics and provide reports for the Chief Administrative Officer, Mayor, the Director of the Office of Planning and Economic Development and City Council.
Stay well-informed and report on all Building, Zoning, Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Inland Wetlands and Historic Commission as well as City Council activities.


Bachelor's degree in public administration, finance, political science or in a similar field.
Minimum of five (5) years in responsible government and/or business environment exercising substantial management and/or organizational control.
Master's degree preferred or shall possess an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Must have a comprehensive understanding of the Connecticut State Building Codes and Adopted Model Codes, Zoning and health regulations and Connecticut General Statues pertaining to licensing and permitting.
A working knowledge of the functions, activities and responsibilities of the Land Use Office is desirable.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office. GIS experience is desired.
Ability to compose clear and correct letters and reports.
Ability to anticipate requirements and initiate and perform detailed work with little supervision.
Must have ability to learn or establish and maintain complex files including electronic forms and records systems, and to respect confidentiality.
Must be highly organized.
Must have the ability to establish effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, council members and the public.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations which do not cause undue hardship may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Frequent downward flexion of neck, side-to-side turning of the neck, fine finger dexterity and grasp to manipulate the keyboard, telephone, writing instruments, papers, books, manuals, and reports.
Work may involve occasional outdoor fieldwork.
Additional hours and attending meetings outside regular work hours will regularly be required. Work environment is professional and both team and autonomy oriented. This position is impacted by urgent time deadlines due to various reporting and filing requirements. Additionally, there is a need to be able to shift attention before tasks are completed to be able to balance other demands, such as emails, telephone calls, and other interruptions.

This job description is not, nor is to be intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions, responsibilities, and qualifications which comprise this position.

This position will require a pre-employment medical examination and drug testing.

An Equal Opportunity Employer MF/AA/DIS

For further information and contact:




TELEPHONE: 203-576-7103

Keywords: City of Bridgeport, Bridgeport , Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Executive , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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