The City of Fort Collins, Colorado is seeking a new Assistant City Manager to join its Team. The Assistant City Manager is appointed by and reports directly to the City Manager and will share responsibility in serving as Acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager. In support of organizational goals and objectives, this leadership role directs, administers, and manages the activities of Performance Excellence, Emergency Preparedness and Security, and the Information and Employee Services (IES) Service Area, which includes Information Technology, Communications and Public Involvement, and Operations Services (Fleet and Facilities). This position is responsible for the executive management of an approximately 170-person workforce and includes leading department-level managers in exercising sound management philosophies in talent management, equity and diversity, financial management, safety, and a respectful work environment. Over time, the portfolio led by this position might change.
As an extension of the City Manager’s leadership, it is paramount that the working relationship with the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, and peer Assistant City Manager be one of deep trust. Each will share their individual candid insights, advice, and analysis while representing the City’s leadership model and values. It is essential that the Assistant City Manager understands the importance of building community engagement and partners with others to ensure trusting relationships that lead to sharing power, co-creation, and exceptional service. With strong business acumen and an entrepreneurial approach to city government, the Assistant City Manager is a strategic thinker with a successful track record of producing results-oriented outcomes.
The Assistant City Manager will embody the core values and adapt with the dynamic evolution of Fort Collins. They will be deeply committed to the City, exemplify servant leadership, embrace our commitment to equity and inclusion, and support our triple-bottom-line approach by assessing economic, environmental, and social factors to drive business decisions. The Assistant City Manager brings their own set of diverse experiences that add value and perspective while complementing and supporting a highly effective and engaged Executive Leadership Team. As cultural awareness and the ability to foster an inclusive work environment are critical requirements for leadership, the City seeks someone effective at both conveying respect for different perspectives, backgrounds, customs, and abilities as well as ensuring all employees are respected and involved by leveraging their capabilities, insights, and ideas.
The City of Fort Collins offers a competitive comprehensive benefits package, including a market salary commensurate with education and experience. The annual salary range is: $116,967 - $194,946, and the anticipated hiring range is $140,000 - $155,000. Please note the annual salary range for this position is anticipated to change in January 2023. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance. Additionally, the City of Fort Collins offers additional benefits, including 401(a) and a 457 deferred compensation plan with an employer contribution, an optional Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, a significant Wellness program, and relocation assistance for the successful out-of-area finalist.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at raftelis.hire.trakstar.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. For full consideration, please apply by December 11, 2022.
The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal history/credit/ driver’s license check prior to the interview. Under the Colorado Open Records Act, information from your application or resume may be subject to public disclosure.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications.
High-level municipal government management experience, including at least ten years of leadership responsibility. A bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business administration, or a closely related field with a master’s degree is preferred.
The Assistant City Manager is required to reside within the Fort Collins Growth Management Area during their tenure in office.
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