Named as one of the top 10 places to live, Las Cruces, New Mexico, is looking for their next City Manager! The City boasts an educated community, a stable political environment, endless arts and recreational activities, an average of 340 days of sunshine, and a rich history and culture.
As the chief administrator, the Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, managing the work of City personnel, and implementing Council policies, goals, and objectives. The City Manager provides Council with policy and program recommendations and develops the Annual Budget and multi-year Capital Improvement Program. The City Manager currently has six direct reports, which include the Chief of Staff, Assistant City Manager (2), Fire Chief, Police Chief, and City Attorney.
The City Manager’s Office in Las Cruces includes the following five divisions: Administration, Council and Community Support, Fiscal Management, Community Relations, and Fleet Management. The Office has 58.5 FTEs and a budget of $9.7 million.
The minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in government with demonstrated leadership in executive-level management to include manager, assistant manager, or department director.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, ICMA-CM, and experience working in the council-manager form of government. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated success in economic development, budgeting and capital planning, community engagement, and succession planning. Additional preferred qualifications include experience in developing intergovernmental partnerships and working with diverse stakeholders and at-risk populations.
After employment/appointment, the City Manager must be a resident of the City of Las Cruces.
The expected salary range is $180,000 - $250,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on February 10.