Alliance, Nebraska (8,500 population)
Are you ready? This position is ideal for an aspiring Assistant City Manager or Manager from a smaller community looking to take an accelerated step in their career. With a broad range of responsibilities and exposure to a full-service local government operation, you will have the opportunity to mentor alongside the incumbent City Manager for approximately six months as you prepare for the expectations of the position. Upon his exit, you will then be considered for the City Manager position. The Alliance City Council considers this a succession process assuring the community continues to progressively manage its role in the community.
Alliance provides a wide range of services, including police and fire protection, transportation, airport, bus service, sewer, water, refuse, landfill, 18-hole golf course, electric utility, parks and recreation, planning, building and safety, public improvements, and general administration. The city employs 105 FTEs of which 18 FTEs assigned to the Police Department and 4 FTEs to the Fire Department. Alliance has a 2018 all funds budget of approximately $47 million, with a reserve in the General Fund of $3 million. The City of Alliance utilizes the council/manager form of government. Five council members are elected to four-year, overlapping terms, and a mayor is elected by a majority council vote. Serving at the pleasure of the City Council, the City Manager is responsible for implementing City Council policy, and for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the activities and operations of the City of Alliance. The City Manager also develops policy recommendations for City Council action and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Council.
Alliance is an affordable medium size community close to big city amenities in Denver, Cheyenne and Rapid City. There is an abundance of outdoor recreation available year round. The City of Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City will negotiate an employment agreement and offers an attractive benefit package consisting of health, dental, vision and life insurances, flexible spending account, vacation, sick leave and holiday pay and retirement.
A bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or political science and progressively responsible administrative or staff experience in municipal government with three years of high-level administrative responsibility at a department head or Assistant City Manager level is desirable. A master’s degree in a related field may substitute for experience.
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To learn more about the community and position, please view the City Manager Position Profile at www.cityofalliance.net. Email your application, resume and cover letter by July 20, 2018 (first review date) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials will only be accepted electronically. For questions, contact Rick Kuckkahn or Carla Mayhew at 308-762-5400.