This is an outstanding opportunity to become City Manager of a dynamic and progressive full-service City in Western Nebraska. The City Council is looking for an experienced, modern City Manager to replace the existing City Manager who has announced his plans to retire.
The City of Sidney operates under the Council-Manager form of government as provided in Nebraska State Statutes 19-68. The City Council has responsibility for all legislative and policy matters, including enactment of ordinances and resolutions.
The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the City Council.
Sidney is a city and county seat of Cheyenne County, Nebraska. The estimated population is 6,620. The General Fund budget for FY 2019-2020 is $6.6M and the total budget for the City is $28.2M.
Sidney is the oldest community in western Nebraska and was headquarters for Cabela’s which has been acquired by Bass Pro Shops. Because of its history, there is exceptional utility and infrastructure capacity. The current citizens of Sidney live in Sidney because they want to be there!
Sidney is doing well economically thanks in large part to the retiring City Manager as well as the Economic Development Director and local entrepreneurs but the mission is to continue a strong course of aggressive economic development for the future. Sidney enjoys unparalleled demographics and logistics. It is served by four major highways and three railroads. Sidney’s proximity to Denver and the Rocky Mountains make it an ideal location for both business and recreation.
Search Reopened Until Filled. Next Review of Candidates to Occur on April 15, 2020. Confidential resumes, cover letters, salary history by COB April 14, 2020, via e-mail or hard copy, to James Mercer, President/CEO, The Mercer Group, Inc., 1000 Cordova Place 726, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Voice: 505-466-9500; Cell: 505-660-7725, Fax: 505-466-1274. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.mercergroupinc.com
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $108,000 to $130,000/year DOE/Q. Auto/cell phone allowance and competitive benefits package provided.
The successful candidate should possess a BS/BA in Political Science, Public Administration, Business or a related field from an accredited college/university. An MS/MA in a related field is preferred; display evidence of continued professional development; have proven/demonstrated executive-level management experience with a minimum of 7 years of executive level management and supervisory experience, City Manager/Assistant City Manager or equivalent experience in a municipality of similar size/complexity; or any equivalent combination of education/experience that qualifies for the above; have substantial experience in budgeting, finance, and economic development.
Additional Salary Information: depending on experience and qualifications
About City of Sidney, NE
This is a great opportunity for a management professional.