City Manager Recruitment

How to Apply

Qualified professionals should complete an application and provide a cover letter, detailed resume with salary history, and four work‐related references by clicking here. The position is open until filled. First review of applications is after February 15, 2021. Pursuant to New Mexico law, applications for the City Manager position are available for public inspection upon request.

The City Manager Position  

The City has a Council – Manager form of government. The Governing Body consists of a Mayor (full-time position) and six Council members, elected for staggered four-year terms. The City Manager is responsible for administering the day‐to‐day functions of the City with a staff of over 750 full‐time, part‐time, and seasonal employees. Responsibilities include oversight of all municipal services including; fire and rescue; police; public works; water and wastewater; parks and recreation; development services; libraries; economic development; and internal services. The City has a General Fund budget of $63 million with revenue primarily from gross receipts taxes (sales tax).

Click below to download the recruitment brochure.

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A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business, or a related field is required, and five to seven years of progressively responsible experience as a professional city manager, assistant city manager, or executive equivalent. The ideal candidate must have strong analytical skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, strong leadership and consensus building skills, effectiveness in working with management staff and elected officials with diverse backgrounds, and the ability to make difficult decisions. The successful candidate will also have specific experience in economic development, environmental needs, facilitation of sensitive personnel issues, and fiscal /budget management.