Due to the retirement of the current City Manager, this is an exceptional opportunity for a seasoned professional to provide on-going transformational leadership in a vibrant, engaged, city of 21,500 residents.
The City Council is com[posed of six members elected from three wards serving four-year terms and a Mayor serving a two-year term. The Mayor and one Councilmember were re-elected in November and will be joined by two new Council members and three returning Council members.
The City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of this full service organization comprised of five departments with a total of 85 FTEs. Approximately 45 employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements representing police officers, sergeants, and public works employees. Each of these groups has a contract in place through 2021. Fire service is provided by the South Metro Fire Department, a joint powers entity with the City Of South St. Paul.
West St. Paul's 2021 general fund budget is approximately $15.6 million; the annual budget for all funds is typically between $33 million and $38 million. the City maintains an excellent financial position with a Standard and Poor's rating of AA and an annual general fund balance of more than 50%.
The next City Manager possess a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in public or business administration or a closely related field. A Master's degree is preferred. They will also have at least seven years of municipal management experience as a city manager or administrator or as an assistant city manager or administrator (or equivalent executive position).
Successful experience with tax base preservation and growth and economic revitalization in a mature, fully-developed, community similar to West St. Paul is especially desirable. Experience in long-range financial planning and managing a budget with increasing service demands within limited revenue sources is also important.
The position is open until filled. First review of applications will begin on February 5, 2021.
The position profile is available at www.mercergroupinc.com
For additional information about this outstanding opportunity to apply with an email resume and cover letter, please contact:
Senior Vice President
The Mercer Group, Inc.
Additional Salary Information: The City provides an excellent benefits package.
About The Mercer Group, Inc.
The Mercer Group, Inc. is an independent management consulting firm incorporated in the State of Georgia and operating nation-wide. The Mercer Group, Inc. provides exceptionally high quality management consulting services to state and local governments, transit authorities, health care providers, utilities, special districts, and private sector clients. Specialty practice areas include: executive recruitment, organization and operations analysis, productivity improvement, strategic planning, management systems, compensation/classification/policy studies, privatization, budget evaluation services, government consolidation and organization development, training, and general management consulting. Our key consultants have conducted successful searches for hundreds of public sector organizations nationally and can offer numerous references as testimony of our work. (Please see www.mercergroupinc.com for more information about our firm and about current searches that we are conducting.)