City Administrator - Baraboo, WI

$105,000 - $120,000 yearly
  • GovHR USA
  • Baraboo, WI, USA
  • Jul 21, 2020
Full time Government Management

Job Description

City Administrator, Baraboo, WI (pop. 12,080). Located 40 miles northwest of Madison, Baraboo is in one of the state’s most picturesque areas, a short drive from the Wisconsin Dells. The former winter home of the Ringling Brother’s Circus, Baraboo is surrounded by natural beauty and outdoor activities. Baraboo has a thriving downtown, busy commercial areas, and numerous attractions including Circus World, a historic Wisconsin site. Baraboo is also gateway to the state’s busiest state park – Devil’s Lake State Park attracts more than three million visitors annually.

The City maintains its small-town appeal and high quality of life with balancing growth and progress. The area has been recognized for its livability and family-friendliness.

The City has a workforce of more than 100 full-time employees, plus another 100 part-time and seasonal employees. Baraboo is a full-service city including police, fire, public works, sewer and water utilities, parks, recreation and forestry, library, airport, planning and economic development, and administrative services. The city recently built a new municipal building housing police and City Hall, and is examining updates to other municipal facilities.

The City Administrator oversees an overall budget of approximately $23 million and is the city’s chief personnel officer. The City is in excellent financial condition. The City Administrator works closely on development efforts, including maintaining a close working relationship with the City’s business community. Ideal candidates will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science or urban planning, or related field; a Master’s degree in public administration or closely related field is preferred;
  • At least five years of increasingly responsible local government management experience;
  • Proven leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills;
  • A team-oriented, strategic-thinking approach toward staff leadership; human resources skills and supervisory experience are essential;
  • Strong communication skills; and
  • Financial, analytical and budget management skills to lead a financially fit organization.

The City Administrator is appointed by, and reports to, the Mayor and nine-member Common Council.  The starting salary range is $105,000 – $120,000 +/- DOQ, plus an excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply by August 18, 2020 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  847-902-4110. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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