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City of Torrance
Class Code: 1339

Class Designation: Non-Civil Service/At-Will

January 1966

Representation Unit: Executive and Management Employees


Assistant City Manager


Under administrative direction, performs responsible administrative and managerial duties in all City departments and in the absence or disability of the City Manager may act in his behalf; and to do related work as required.

Examples Of Duties

Performs administrative and managerial duties relating to such fields as accounting, purchasing, personnel, budget analysis, organization and coordination of departmental programs; reviews and recommends on budget preparation, budget administration, expenditure control, capital improvements; institutes, processes, implements, coordinates and reviews all operational correspondence, memoranda and reports between the City Manager's office and outside agencies, the general public, and certain designated departments; coordinates City Council-wide insurance programs; prepares special studies and reports relating to any phase of municipal government operation; implements special projects as assigned; approves the desirability of purchases.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and local government;
  • Working knowledge of all local government operations.
  • Ability to

  • Deal effectively with all City officials and with the general public;
  • Organize work and to plan program implementation so as to effect efficient operation;
  • Prepare administrative research reports and general correspondence in an effective, logical manner;
  • Speak logically and knowledgeably to individuals and groups.
  • Experience

    Seven years of responsible professional experience in municipal administration.


    Equivalent to graduation from college with a degree in Public Administration or a closely related field.
    A Master's degree in Public Administration may be substituted for one year experience.