City Manager – Cottonwood, AZ

Cottonwood, AZ

Client: City of Cottonwood, Arizona
Position: City Manager
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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The City of Cottonwood, Arizona is seeking an experienced local government professional to serve as City Manager. Appointed by the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager is responsible and held accountable for the City of Cottonwood’s daily operations and is considered the City’s chief administrative officer. The City Manager is responsible for providing organizational leadership and implementing polices set by City Council. City operations include the following departments: Administration, Airport, Community Development, Cottonwood Area Transit, Tourism & Economic Development, Finance, Fire, Housing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Library, Parks and Recreation, Police, Public Works, and Utilities. The City employs approximately 230 full-time employees and the City’s average annual expenditures run between $70 to $80 million per fiscal year. This position is well suited to an experienced city/town manager, deputy/assistant manager, or a highly-motivated department director with a keen understanding of finance and/or human resources.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and progressively responsible experience in a local government or an equivalent position in an organization of comparable complexity. Preferred qualifications include Master’s degree in public administration or related field; ICMA-Credentialed Manager designation; strong financial management and budgeting skills; and track record of success in economic development, business and civic engagement, organizational leadership, and intergovernmental relations.

The salary range for the City Manager is $136,745 to $205,118 DOQE. The City of Cottonwood offers an extensive benefit package including Enrollment in the Arizona State Retirement System.