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Mayor (Current Employee) –  Saint Charles, MNNovember 17, 2014
• Community Leader
Introduced 20 year financial plan
Establish annual and long-term community goals
Structured city response to 2007 Flood
Served as Incident Commander for North Star Foods fire
• Head of the City Council
Facilitate several community meeting per month
Organize agenda
Liaison between council and city staff
Initiated Council Work Sessions to better understand issues
• Community Spokesperson
Coordinate media relations
Developed a column in city newsletter to keep citizens informed
• Budget/Financial
Administer Seven Million Dollar Budget
Monitor Expenditures
Established regular detailed Financial Reports for Council
• Staff Management
Oversee Full-time staff of 21 employees
Manage nearly 100 part-time/volunteer staff
Responsible for hiring employees
Mentor City Administrator
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Police Chief or Village administartor (Former Employee) –  Saint Charles IllinoisJanuary 23, 2014
The Village officials of Saint Charles Illinois should be ashamed of themselves for offering a salary of 125K for a pencil pusher position where in a town officers pride themselves,for the most part being traffic cops.
It's no wonder the private sector is broke because of village regulations on business and every stripmall in town is vacant in large part because of the tax base and endless construction to nowhere that cripples the local storekeeper.
There was a day when cops and fireman were proud to be called public servants and were content with a working man's salary.
"To Serve And Protect" used to be the mission statement by these gangsters that are protected by public sector unions.

Something to think about before you apply for this job.......;)
Large Salary
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competitive pay, very good benefits, but just do your job and don't have ideas or observations
supervisor (Former Employee) –  Saint Charles, MOApril 19, 2012
Periodic compensation studies performed to keep up with market values; administration has made it a point to pay in the upper half of comparable cities; very good overall benefit pkg (healthcare and retirement)

Overall culture/personality is reasonable; most maintain a relatively positive demeanor.

Staff level positions tend to be very secure; as long as one does not totally abuse the system, little to no consequence. Personal performance is not formally measured (no evaluations). As a staff person, so long as you just show up (often) and do a reasonable job, you will advance thru your pay grade. Minimal incentive for going above and beyond.

Administration has made some impulsive Department Head and supervisory changes, especially for those attempting to express suggestions or observations on areas of improvement that affect certain projects or employees/departments.

Inconsistent expectations or treatment of staff between departments - requests that are not met by deparmental input despite repeated reminders prevent the coordinating department from completing its project on time. Perpetual tardiness (and absenteeism) by certain employees is known to be tolerated, yet voluntarily logging additional time is often not acknowledged/rewarded.

Unless one is a department head, public safety employee, or other front line (public visible) employee, continuing education/training is all but non-existent. There is little to no funding allocated for training of support staff or 1st level supervision. That is deemed as "your own" responsibility - both for the cost of the training as
  more... well as the time off to attend.

In an attempt to encourage employee suggestions, HR placed boxes throughout the various locations and touted to empty/review them each week. In my case, 2 were submitted (for an improvement to the website and for a cost saving-measure for the employee health program). Rationale for why the suggestions could not be implemented was not received, nor was even any acknowledgment of the suggestions.

Most difficult - that the same level of urgency and dedication toward a common goal was not shared collectively by staff

Most enjoyable - that there were periodically new and different projects to work on in addition to the daily routine.
pay, benefits
training, no personal performance measurement
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