Applying To: The Director of Operations (Office of the President of the Board of Aldermen)

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  • Minimum: $75,000.00
  • Maximum: $95,000.00

Nature of Work

The Director of Operations organizes and oversees daily operations for the
Office of the President of the Board of Aldermen (BOA). This staff person chief responsibility is
to build and maintain operational efficiency of the legislative branch of St. Louis City
Government, including the President’s Office and the Board of Aldermen—ensuring long-term
development goals are achieved. This individual must have thorough knowledge of various
Board of Aldermen procedures. He/She/They must be an excellent leader who can run internal
and external operations with an eye toward process improvement.
Approximately 50% of the Director of Operations time will be spent serving as the President’s
appointed representative to Selection Committees formed pursuant to City Ordinance 64102
and various Boards and Commissions. This includes reviewing professional service agreements
(PSAs) and request for Proposals (RFPs) to (1) ensure alignment with legislative intent, (2)
ensure contracts are with divers, qualified organizations, and (3) to identify opportunities to
integrate equity and transparency to city operations.
As a facilitator, this staff person is responsible for ensuring the Office of the President has all
necessary information to make comprehensive recommendations to the President of the Board
of Aldermen. The D.O. also works with the Clerk to develop and disseminate weekly agenda and
packet information. This individual ensures compliance with local, state and federal
laws—including Missouri and St. Louis City Sunshine Laws—and policies pertaining to advisory
boards, commissions and committees. 
The Director of Operations reports directly to the Chief of Staff.


Essential Functions:

  • Liaises with superiors to both set and operationalize strategic goals.
  • Acts as a representative of the President’s vision and policy agenda; works transparently and with an equity lens on Selections Committees, boards, commissions, task forces, and high-level policy and board meetings.
  • Delivers operational excellence by planning and monitoring the day-to-day running of the President’s Office.
  • Regularly evaluates the efficiency of BOA procedures against organizational objectives and implements improvements.
  • Manages procurement processes and coordinresourcerial and resource allocation.
  • Reviews financial information and adjusts operational budgets and acts as the liaison for the President’s office to Estimate & Apportionment.
  • Revises and/or formulates policies and promotes their implementation.
  • Evaluates overall performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
  • Ensures that the Office of the President complies with established regulations.
  • Works with Clerk to develop and disseminate weekly agenda and packet information.
  • Facilitate training of new Board of Aldermen members by providing guidance and information to BOA staff responsible for providing such training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Examination Components and Their Weights

O.C. BOA827
January 06, 2023

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