The City of Avondale, Arizona is seeking an accomplished and experienced professional to become its new City Manager. With a AAA bond rating, the City of Avondale is exceptionally stable financially. The 2023 Recommended Budget shows a General Fund of $179.4 million and All Funds Budget of $581.7 million. The City Manager functions as the chief executive officer and as such, appoints and oversees the Assistant City Manager, two Deputy City Managers, and 16 department directors with a full complement of staff (725 FTEs) for this full-service organization that also includes police and fire. Further demonstrating the robust environment and activity level, the City is expected to grow staff up to 800 FTEs within this next year.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of managerial service in a municipality, county, or an equivalent complex government organization. The City Council will consider any combination of education, work experience, and training that provides the capacity to execute the essential functions of the position. A graduate degree and designation as an ICMA Credentialed Manager are preferred.
A highly competitive starting salary up to $275,732, based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience will be offered. The City offers a superior benefits package, including Arizona State Retirement System. The City Council will negotiate an employment agreement and relocation assistance for the successful candidate.
At the time of the City Manager’s appointment, the City Manager need not be a resident of the city or state but shall become a resident within six (6) months of appointment and shall thereafter, during the City Manager’s entire tenure of office, reside within the city.