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Application Information
granby streetWho May Apply
Preferred applicants will have received a Masters Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration or other related fields such as Economics, Political Science, or Urban Planning by the start date of the program (June 1, 2017).  

How to Apply

To apply, applicants should complete and submit the electronic application through government jobs.  The posting can also be found within the City of Norfolk’s Employment Opportunities on the Human Resources website.   Please attach the following supplementary materials:
  • Cover letter indicating why you are interested in the City Manager's Fellowship Program,
  • Resume, 
  • Formal letter of recommendation from your graduate program or from an academic professor,
  • Unofficial transcript, and
  • Writing Sample (750 words) that identifies a problem(s) facing a local government and include what you believe should be done to mitigate the effect(s) of the problem(s). 

Selection Process

Applications are due November 7, 2016.  A pool of applicants will be selected based upon the individual's application and supplemental materials. The initial pool of preliminary finalists will be notified and invited to participate in a video conference or an in-person interview. The selection committee will then choose finalists who will be invited to an in-person interview.  All applicants will receive notification of a decision by the end of the calendar year.

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