The City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council. The City Manager directs the operations and activities of the City and makes significant decisions that impact city functions while ensuring efficient and effective performance of city operations. The duties are broad and encompass all aspects of municipal management.
The new City Manager is a strategic thinker who will quickly understand the values of Bothell and easily sees the big picture and long-term vision for the City. The successful candidate understands and appreciates public service and truly values a sense of community. The City Manager is an effective communicator and proactively keeps City Council, staff, and the community well informed on projects and initiatives. Considered a true community ambassador, the successful candidate leads by example and is fully invested in Bothell's growth and success.
To translate the City's vision and goals into action plans, the City Manager actively engages with the community, City employees, and elected government officials while fostering a welcoming and inclusive work environment and a safe City government. Responsible for overseeing actions and programs to accomplish City Council goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the successful candidate ensures that the City provides equal access to City services and that decisions are fair and equitable.
The City Manager attends all Council meetings, makes reports and recommendations, and keeps the Council well-informed on matters affecting the City. The City Manager advises the Council of the City's financial condition and needs, establishes guidelines for preparing the biennial budget, approves budget priorities, prepares and submits a proposed budget, and administers the adopted budget. in addition to directing the Council through actionable recommendations, the City Manager leads the executive leadership team in implementing actions that carry out the City Council's policies.
A natural convener and collaborator, the City Manager recognizes the importance of relationships and partnerships at all levels. The successful candidate engages the community and effectively represents the City to the public and outside agencies. The City Manager develops positive external relationships and advises the City of partnerships and other cooperative efforts. The City Manager is visible in the Community and meets and confers with local businesses, groups, and other government officials regarding issues, needs, and problems facing the City.
Compensation and Benefits
The City Manager contract is at the discretion of the City Council with an expected hiring range of $172,613 - $219,468 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. The City provides an excellent benefits package. Please visit here to learn more.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at https://bit.ly/3i2FzRa. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Please apply no later than October 10, 2021.
Ideally, ten years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government, including at least seven years of administrative or leadership responsibility. Strong managerial experience and the ability to work closely with the City Council are essential. Prior experience in a full-service city with direct experience working in a growing, diverse community is ideal. Broad knowledge of all city services is valuable. A sound financial background with a strong understanding of budgets and financial management is required.
A master's degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, or a closely related field if desired. An equivalent combination of experience and education that enable success as the City Manager will be considered.
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