Assistant City Administrator, Woodbury, MN (pop. 69,240). Woodbury, incorporated in 1967, is one of the fastest growing cities in Minnesota, and the 9th largest city in the state. Over the past three decades the population has tripled, and is expected to exceed 85,000 by 2040. As the economic hub of the Twin Cities east metro, Woodbury is well known as a healthcare and retail destination with a diverse economy of many growing business sectors, including finance, light industrial, office/showroom and distribution.
Woodbury has been nationally recognized as a great place to live and raise a family with easy access to the metro area’s recreational and cultural activities. Recent recognitions include: Money Magazine 2017 Best Places to Live in U.S., National Civic League 2016 All-America City Award finalist, S&P AAA Bond Rating since 2009, GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting since 2001, and ICMA Certificate of Excellence in Performance Management since 2011.
Woodbury’s long-serving City Administrator is adding to his leadership team an Assistant City Administrator position. A collaborative-management orientation, proven analytical abilities, and strong writing and presentation skills are necessary. Knowledge in organizational development and human resources, and comfort with a robust employee-engagement program is preferred. Among other duties, the Assistant City Administrator will oversee the Administration Department, advance the City’s strategic initiatives and implement an extensive performance measurement program. The position will serve as Acting City Administrator when needed.
Woodbury is a full-service city including Public Safety (Police, Fire, EMS), Engineering and Public Works, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Information and Communications Technology, Finance and Administration (HR, legal, clerk). The City has 313 FTE’s plus 70 paid-on-call firefighters, two unions, and an $84 million budget (all funds, including capital).
Qualified candidates must have:
A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, urban studies or related field; a Master’s degree in public administration is highly desired;
Six or more years of increasingly responsible municipal executive-level;
City administrator or assistant administrator experience in a smaller community, or department head experience in a larger municipality will also be considered;
Adeptness at working with elected officials and policy boards; and
Comfort in a fast-paced, demanding and rewarding environment.
Starting salary range: $115,000 - $130,000 +/- DOQ. Excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply online by October 30, 2017 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.