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Management Consultant - Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Management Consultant - Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Regular, Full-time, Market Range 15

Location: Knoxville or Johnson City, TN

General Description:

The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) seeks applications for a Management Consults, possibly located in our Knoxville office.  MTAS is an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service and provides professional services to Tennessee cities, state government, and municipal government related associations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Management Consultant position provides professional advice and assistance in the area of municipal management to an assigned set of cities in Tennessee, regardless of size, on a broad range of issues and problems, to various state agencies, Tennessee Municipal League, to individual state legislators, as well as various state associations of municipal officials. 

In addition to providing direct client assistance, this position researches, develops and maintains timely information on critical issues, and teaches multiple municipal training courses within the context of a well-defined training curriculum, and assists other consultants in the agency in the performance of individual and team projects.  The position also performs other special project work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Master’s degree in Public Administration or a related field of study.


Requires five (5) years employment in local government. Requires three (3) years as a city manager or six (6) years as an assistant city manager.

Prefer five (5) years or more as a city manager or assistant city manager in a city with a minimum of 10,000 in population.  Extra consideration will be given for additional experience in Tennessee city management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Requires knowledge and understanding of the problems faced by city officials.  Front-line city manager experience is necessary to establish credibility and effective working relationships with city officials.  Requires independent planning and processing of projects, questions, training, etc. The work is both in the field as well as time spent in the office and as such, requires constant scheduling and updating of work activities.

The consultant must provide advice and assistance to city officials in the operation of their respective offices.  In doing so, the consultant must also possess the following skills: 1) managerial, 2) analytical, 3) conceptual, and 4) interpersonal.  These skills are used on a daily basis in identifying a specific city's problem and providing the advice and assistance to solve the problem.

A high level of cognitive or intuitive skills are necessary to fully understand, design, and implement successful solutions to municipal problems.


Knoxville or Johnson City, TN


Applicants must apply online and attach a cover letter, resume, and three professional references with contact information.

Job: Public Service
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Other Locations: US-Tennessee-Johnson City
Organization: Municipal Tech Adv Service
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jan 24, 2022, 6:39:13 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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