Is your city government hiring this year? If so, we hope it's for at least one of the positions on our list.
The world is changing, and cities are emerging as the clear global leaders when it comes to technology, transportation infrastructure, environmental efforts, and more. Indeed, many are looking to cities to solve massive challenges faced all over the world today.
To do that, city governments must have the right people employed, and the right skills and focus in house. In the age of big data, and big storms, the onus is on City Hall to fill new and emerging positions that speak to the challenges of the 21st century. What follows are eight jobs we at Future Cities believe are City Hall "must-haves," accompanied by examples of where we're already seeing this work in action, as well as salary estimates where applicable.
Have a click through and let us know what you think: Do you agree that cities must now hire a range of new professionals? Do you see a need for each of these, or is there too much overlap between these positions? We look forward to hearing from you on the message boards below.
— Mary Jander, Managing Editor; Rich Heap, Community Editor; and Nicole Ferraro, Editor in Chief, UBM's Future Cities
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