The City of Norman, Oklahoma, home to the University of Oklahoma (OU), is the state’s third largest city with an estimated population of 122,800. Located within the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, Norman enjoys a reputation as a progressive and dynamic community. It also serves as the seat of government for Cleveland County. Over the last five decades Norman has witnessed steady population growth spurred by new businesses and OU’s expansion. Known as a “city of festivals,” Norman attracts millions of visitors each year to a variety of cultural events, Oklahoma Sooner football and other University-sponsored events.
The City Manager is appointed by and reports to the City Council. Norman’s FY 2019 budget is $268 million, supporting 872 regular employees organized into 12 departments.
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, finance, or a closely related field, Master’s degree preferred, and extensive experience in local government management in an organization of comparable size and complexity. Qualified candidates will have considerable experience in municipal operations and finances, building effective relationships with elected officials, and providing organizational leadership to achieve strategic direction. Candidates must have exceptional leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: A competitive salary will be provided. Beginning salary will be negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package available including comprehensive medical and dental benefits, life insurance, and participation in the City of Norman’s defined contribution plan. Relocation assistance is negotiable.
About Springsted | Waters Executive Recruitment
We offer one of the most comprehensive approaches to candidate recruitment, selection, and evaluation available because of our extensive experience in the human resources field. We have experience in recruiting both managers and professional employees. In addition, we use comprehensive assessment and profiling tools to ensure quality placement, including the option of creating a competency model unique to your organization for selection and development. We have the knowledge and experience to generate a pool of highly qualified candidates for a variety of key managerial and professional positions. We have also successfully assisted many clients in the evaluation of applicants.
We believe that effective candidate evaluation involves a combination of pre-employment assessments (25%), background and reference investigation (50%), and structured interviews (25%). Our experienced, capable professionals are able to provide assistance in each of these areas.
-job definition and analysis to develop selection criteria
-candidate identification, solicitation, and screening
-candidate background and reference investigation
-comprehensive candidate psychol...ogical and personality evaluation
-development of competency model to identify core competencies for purposes of
-candidate selection and ensuring success and development of new hires
-client assistance in the interview process, including development of suggested interview questions and salary negotiations
Contact us for more information or to schedule an engagement at 651-223-3000.