Upon application, a resume, cover letter and required salary will be required.
In person commitments are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of June 27. Council interviews will be conducted August 8-9.
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Come join our Top Workplace! Our ideal candidate is a visionary leader with a demonstrated track record of success in a public administration leadership role. They will have a solid understanding of long range financial planning and budget management and be fiscally responsible with a strong ability to communicate and interact effectively with the City Council, residents, city partners, and city team members. The City Council, along with our leadership team are seeking a forward thinking City Manager who has proven experience and a dedication to honor the past, but advance the city forward with the leadership of council.
Under a council-manager form of government, the City Manager acts as the chief executive and administrative officer of the City of Arvada and is responsible for ensuring implementation of the City Council’s priorities, and leading the city’s strategic planning, policy development, and overall operations in accordance with duties listed in Chapter VI of the Arvada City Charter. Provides leadership and management for the City Manager’s Office and for the overall organization.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
In accordance with City Council directives, leads strategic planning and policy development for the City and is responsible for the development and implementation of the City Council strategic plan.
Oversees the administration of all City departments and provides direction on organization initiatives and operations.
Researches, or directs research of City Council requests, communicates and presents information, and participates in discussions with the City Council and a variety of interests, including but not limited to: government and quasi-government representatives, city employees, residents and others as needed.
Directs the City’s Leadership Team and assembles necessary resources to effectively identify, implement and monitor optimal solutions to a broad range of challenges in the delivery of local government services.
Leads the City’s customer-focused, results-oriented, data-driven performance management framework.
Directs the development, management and ongoing monitoring of the City’s budget in accordance with City Council directives.
Negotiates and/or approves contracts and solutions for a variety of special projects and budgets.
Collaborates with City Council, City Attorney and the city team to interpret and render decisions regarding the city’s position on new legislation which may impact the city; communicates the city’s position to appropriate individuals and committees for the state and federal government.
Directs the development and implementation of new or revised city code and policies.
Continuously evaluates effectiveness of the city’s organizational structure, workforce, service levels and administrative systems; provides leadership and guidance regarding the organization’s overall direction.
Promotes an organizational work environment where business practices, decisions, and work assignments are aligned with the City’s vision, mission, values and core competencies.
Communicates effectively with city team members regarding City Council, management policies, budget issues, work plans, activities of departments, and other items of interest to the organization.
Participates in team meetings to assess organizational climate and employee attitudes and directs the development and implementation of solutions.
Motivates the City team to maximize their efforts and productivity; provides coaching, counseling or assistance to the team as needed.
Responds to resident and customer inquiries and resolves difficult and sensitive complaints; assigns departments to resolve complaints and concerns in a timely manner.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
The work environment/physical activities described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment with moderate noise levels. Physical effort and activities include: operating a personal or City-owned motor vehicle to drive to and from meetings and business locations; ability to talk, hear and listen, use of hands/fingers to handle, feel or manipulate objects constantly; frequent sitting; occasional standing, walking, and reaching with hands and arms; visual acuity to focus on details at a close distance, and make general observations; handling of objects weighing up to 10 pounds, and up to 25 pounds occasionally.
Must be able to attend meetings and conferences in off-work site locations and during evenings and weekends as needed to represent the City. Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, LICENSE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE):
Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in municipal management with five (5) years in upper level municipal management and supervision of staff. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Must be able to be bonded and possess a valid Colorado Driver License. Must be or become an Arvada city resident within 6 months of appointment to the position.
Nestled near the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Arvada is a large city with a small town vibe. A suburb of Denver, Arvada is the 7th largest city in Colorado. It is home to over120,000 people who enjoy a vast array of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the year, a highly rated school system, a safe community, and easy access to
the entire metropolitan area by highway or rail. Arvadans have educational levels, incomes, and home ownership rates higher than both the state and national averages. Established in 1870, Arvada enjoys a rich history, quiet treelined neighborhoods, and a robust mix of parks, trails, and open space. Arvada’s strong civic leadership balances quality of life with an understanding and support of business and economic development. Arvada supports a dynamic and varied business community in sectors
ranging from medical and manufacturing to bio-science and energy. Arvada spans 39 square miles with three proximate interstate highways and three transitstops, which are a part of the metropolitanFasTracks commuter rail system, providing
direct access to downtown Denver and Denver International Airport. An extraordinary trail system links ...with Denver trails on the east and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the west, punctuated with thousands of acres of parks and open spaces. Arvada is home to Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, the Majestic View Nature Center, and three golf courses, including the 27-hole West Woods golf course and its award-winning club facility. Together with more than 154 miles of off-street trails and nearly 4000 acres of parks and open space, Arvada offers unmatched recreational opportunities to its residents. With hundreds of days of sunshine, Arvadans enjoy these opportunities year-round. Arvada is home to a wide variety of cultural and
historic facilities. The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, a multi-disciplinary arts center features highly acclaimed musical theater performances and plays, a sculpture garden, art galleries, a museum, and hundreds of arts,
dance, and other specialized classes each year. Arvada is known for its historic Olde Town area.This area, served directly by commuter rail from downtown Denver, features quaint shops and interesting entertainment venues. Spurred on
by commercial and residential growth, Olde Town is home to farmers markets, festivals, a growing variety of restaurants, and a vibrant bar and brewery scene. Served by Jefferson and Adams counties public schools, Arvada is home to five high schools.
The State’s flagship university, the University of Colorado (Boulder) is nearby, and Red Rocks Community College maintains a campus in the city. Arvada’s low crime rate, superb quality of life, organized neighborhoods, diverse economic base, and highly-educated workforce have helped shape our community into one of the most attractive and competitive cities in the